After several years of absence Frigmobile is back on New South Wales roads with big plans for growth and expansion.
When National Swire Cold Storage customers, accustomed to the level of service and coverage delivered by Frigmobile in other states, requested the same level of service be provided in NSW, SCS was obliged to comply and re-establish its transport arm, Frigmobile, in the state.
Having considered the market, SCS decided against the current trend of acquisitions gripping the industry and opted for growing the Frigmobile refrigerated transport business organically with the help of its transport partners, which had hitherto carried out all SCS transport work in the NSW.
As an already established refrigerated warehousing company in the NSW market, SCS saw many advantages and synergies in setting up the business as well as some challenges, the main one being finding the right person to develop the NSW transport business.
With this in mind SCS management began the search for a Business Development Manager to head the NSW Transport division and help bring about the desired growth and realise Frigmobile’s potential in the market.
“We were of course looking for someone with extensive knowledge of the NSW refrigerated transport market, but also for someone who was ready for a challenge and possessed all the skills needed to make it in this business. There was no doubt in our minds when selecting Graham Dixon for the job. His stellar career speaks for itself and we are very happy to have him on our side,” says Anthony Bocquet, General Manager Transport.
Graham is, needless to say, very enthusiastic about his job, and has worked tirelessly to build up Frigmobile’s customer base in NSW since joining in March.
“What attracted me to the position of Business Development Manager for Frigmobile Transport in NSW was definitely the challenge of growing the business from the ground up. Though working with the Frigmobile brand makes my job much easier as people are aware of our company and of the quality services we provide. So far the market’s response has been very encouraging with some existing SCS transport customers in other states jumping on board early on,” says Graham Dixon.
One of Graham’s first tasks on the job was to establish a transport team in NSW to service the customers already knocking on his door. To aid him in this Graham appointed Darren Mahoney as Operations Manager. Darren, who also has a tremendous amount of industry experience, quickly set about recruiting drivers and getting the team ready for their first delivery.
“I’m very happy with the way the business has progressed thus far. We have been able to offer our NSW customers the same services enjoyed by our counterparts in other states with the same accreditation and expertise. We look forward to growing with our clients,” says Graham.