When Benara Nursery was established in WA in 1963, little was known that 40 years later, it would become one of the major wholesale nurseries in Australia, boasting two sites in Australia and one in Indonesia.
The original Benara Nursery covers over 300 acres and is equipped with new developments in all areas of plant production such as propagation, delivery etc. via Benara’s transport division.
Benara Nursery runs 11 x 8-tonne vehicles and three big trailers that deliver locally. Benara Nursery also runs a couple of prime movers pulling road trains, and two 5-tonne display vans and two transit-type vehicles for displaying its pottery products.
When transported, plants are stored upright, using collars and dividers between the pallets for tighter stability and security. The use of collars also helps provide maximum loading capacity and ease in unloading, and protects the plants on long journeys.
Benara Nursery’s relationship with Loscam came about when the nursery started pushing freight into Victoria, NSW and SA. Before that Benara Nursery used to hand load everything, which is time-consuming at both ends.
Benara Nursery’s other site at Carabooda, which covers 150 acres and specialises in larger plants, and its operations in Jakarta, which exports plants to Asia and Europe, have ensured that the company has further growth and development mapped out in its future.