Volvo has revealed the largest ever FH16 to roll of its Wacol production line with a massive FH16 700HP XXL with twin steer and tri-drive prime mover being delivered to the Matic Group.
Danny Matic’s new Volvo FH16 XXL 700HP twin steer tri-drive prime mover is set to join the Matic Group’s modern 200-plus truck fleet of predominantly Volvo prime movers along with more than 750 of trailers and other equipment.
“It was a proud moment for Danny and Katia to receive the keys for the first Wacol built FH16 XXL cab, twin steer tridrive”, said Volvo ‘s regional commercial manager Anthony Raisch.
“It was also great timing, as this truck marks Matic Transport’s 20th anniversary this year,” Raisch said.
Volvo says the new FH16 10×6 prime mover has a GCM of more than 200tonnes and will be transporting cement in pressurised tankers based in Geraldton out to remote mining sites around Western Australia.
Kevin Kelly, general manager Volvo Sales at Truck Centre WA said, the truck signifies 20 years of dedication Danny has devoted to Matic Group and Truck Centre WA has partnered with Danny since its inception.
“Danny can be described as a man who has a genuine respect for all, has always had a dogmatic approach to find better ways to service his customers, which in turn has allowed Matic Group to be at the forefront of providing innovative transport solutions,” Kevin said.
Danny Matic said, it is the team spirit and the dedication from his people that drives him to do the work he does.
Matic was looking for a truck that had high GCM, high horsepower and a big cab for driver comfort, but it had to be safe for his driver Tony Watson. One of Matic’s company values is safety and this truck ticked all the boxes.
The Matic Group was established in 2002 by Danny and Katia Matic and operates several business entities under the group umbrella iuncuding Matic Transport Australia, Matic Resources and Bibra
Lake Trailers, with offices in Perth, Geraldton, Newman, Tom Price, Karratha, Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide.
Matic is a family owned, diversified transport and logistics company that specialises in servicing the resources, construction materials and oil and gas sectors.
Matic Group says it is committed to safety, customers, teamwork and performance and of paramount importance is Matic’s commitment to safety.
The company invests heavily in safety resources and undertakes multiple campaigns to drive the safety culture across its entire operations. Campaigns include Safety First 24/7, Stop the Job and RESPECT (Home, Workplace, and Community).