Tamworth Manufacturing: Obieco Industries, One of Australia’s Largest Gas Truck Manufacturers, Expands With New Factory | The head of the daily newspaper in the North


It is one of Australia’s largest gasoline truck makers, but Tamworth’s Obieco is not immune to the country’s labor shortage. The state government just gave the company $ 200,000 to build a truck manufacturing plant, creating 10 local jobs. Obieco chief executive Anthony Steel said it was difficult to build enough trucks to meet demand. “It is difficult to maintain your contracts when you continue to grow at a successful rate as we have been in the last few years, we have gone from about 30 people a few years ago to 70 now”, a- he declared. “It’s pretty tough, the labor shortage is incredible. We’re constantly advertising, trying to promote what we’re doing – people don’t understand that a trade is a skill.” Mr Steel started out as an apprentice and now manages several million. “This is going to be built right here on the existing site… the schedule will be as quick as possible,” he said. “So Tamworth Regional Council, if you listen to this, we need a DA and we need it tomorrow.” The company supplies gasoline trucks to energy giant Origin Energy and BOC Gas. Peak will pump 400 trucks over the next four years to meet growing demand. Also read: At present, Obieco manufactures around 50 trucks each year, or more than one per week. Tamworth MP Kevin Anderson , said the development would put the city on the map as an industry hub. right now it is Taminda’s hidden gem, “he said. The sts are working hard to provide local and up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content: