Right on TRAC

Air-conditioning service and supply group TRACS started its Sydney operation this week, servicing leading brands and broadening its Australia-wide network

Right on TRAC
Right on TRAC

By David Goeldner | March 21, 2011

After 12 years providing air-conditioning service and spare parts supply to the Australian bus and coach industry, WA-based TRACS Group started
its Sydney operation this week.

Located at BCI’s Milperra office, TRACS National Business Manager Gavin Blight, pictured left, says NSW has been a ‘missing link’ in the group’s operation.

"For the bus and coach industry we see it as being very important to be in Sydney," he says.

"This is a step towards our national expansion as a service and spare parts provider to the bus and coach industry."

TRACS covers product controlled by Eberspacher-Sutrak, which acquired Carrier’s European assets early in 2010.

Along with the ‘old’ Carrier product, Blight says TRACS Group is currently in negotiation with Konvecta as a national service provider.

"We are also in talks with Hispacold and Kingtec, and we still support the old Carrier product," Blight says.

"Any customers that have the old Carrier product, we certainly will support them with servicing and spare parts."

Blight says having an outlet set up in Milperra means spare parts for major air-conditioning brands can be sourced through Sydney into NSW, and that includes carrying parts for major manufacturers Thermo King, Denso and Coachair.

TRACS NSW Manager Peter Waters is from a refrigeration mechanic’s background, starting in bus and coach air-condition in 1983.

"I ran my own business for twelve years and the last company I was working with was TRS in Sydney," he says.

Blight explains that TRACS is spread across truck and trailer refrigeration, rail air-conditioning, mining, and construction.

"We don’t do solely bus and coach, but a range of other industries."

He says the ultimate goal is to replicate TRACS Western Australia branch, started in 1999 as Transit Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Services, in every state.

"We already have a customer base in Sydney for spare parts, which has been serviced from Melbourne and Brisbane," Blight says.

"Obviously having Peter here in Sydney gives a local presence – you can’t beat it."

Blight says Waters should be the first of a steady expansion of technicians at the Sydney operation.

He adds the 12 month plan for Sydney is to grow TRACS NSW operation and increase staff with additional technicians and administration.

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