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Drake Trailers appoints new General Manager

Drake Trailers appoints new General Manager

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve appointed Khali Lake as our new general manager.

Lake, who was previously chief operating officer at JB Attachments, boasts a degree in accounting and management and has been hired to build on the huge success Drake has enjoyed in the mining sector over the years.

With the industry booming at the moment, everyone at Drake Trailers believes the right person has been put in place to enable the transport trailer manufacturers to continue to grow well into the future.

On his first day at our Queensland base, Lake had this to say about his new role: “I am new to the industry so I had to learn a lot about the heavy haulage and transport equipment sector. Now I’m all fired up to help the Drake brand grow and add a new chapter to its long and successful history.”

Lake has long admired the Drake brand from afar, praising its success and longevity in a sector that has historically been far from secure.

“Drake is growing at an incredible speed, which is quite unique to the manufacturing industry. When you invest in a Drake, you invest in over 50 years of knowledge and no-compromises quality, and people appreciate that.”

What’s Lake’s first move?

With Drake a big hit in Western Australia, a new branch office in Welshpool, Perth is in the pipeline, with this location set to offer an additional support and parts/repair service for our heavy haulage trailers customers.

In Queensland, plans are afoot to manufacture a home-grown model of Cometto’s ANT model, and Drake are teaming up with the Italian company – famous for transporting NASA’s space shuttles - to do so.

“I am convinced that the Cometto joint venture will enable Drake to reach that next level,” Lake added.

Lake’s appointment is exciting news for everyone associated with Drake Trailers, who, for over half a century, have been seen as one of the premier trailer manufacturers in Australia.

Specialising in heavy transport trailers and heavy equipment trailers, Drake is a name recognised throughout the country, from Perth in the west, through Alice Springs and the outposts of the Northern Territory and across to Brisbane and the Gold Coast. To browse our world-famous, award-winning range, or to enquire about the trailers we have on offer, simply call us on 07 3271 5888.

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