Fresh food storage and logistics – A History

1950’s – It was the mid-1950’s when Founder Laurie Gibson began collecting milk from Farm Gate for the Nepean Milk Depot. Initially this involved the collection of milk cans from local farms, but quickly progressed to truck and tanker pickups throughout the Penrith and Hawkesbury regions.

Originally named Fordcraft Fresh Logistics, the organisation quickly grew in response to the developing needs of the milk industry.

1970’s – In response to the evolution of the Nepean Milk Co-Op (previously Depot), we expanded to offer clients the transportation of other refrigerated goods. This included packaged goods and long-distance distribution (line haul) throughout NSW to other depots. The business grew with the addition of both staff and vehicles.

1980’s – Investment in a fleet of prime movers and trailers was made as our commitment to quality and service saw our workload consistently increase. Importantly, Laurie’s sons – Robert, Graham and Ian – also came on board.

1990’s – This decade saw Fordcraft Fresh Logistics expanding into newer markets across regional NSW. This opened the door for many new clients who were seeking quality, cost-effective and compliant logistics services.

2000’s – Ian Gibson became Managing Director and was committed to maintaining the foundation of honesty, integrity and reliability on which the business was built. He introduced interstate haulage across Australia, and a number of Rigids were added to the fleet to offer a Sydney metropolitan service daily.

2010 – 2015 – The company acquired FoodBoss Cold Storage, which was built in 2007. This offered our clients a complete integrated cold logistic service. Fordcraft Fresh Logistics relocated to new premises in Lambridge Place, Penrith.

Fordcraft Fresh Logistics changed its name to FoodBoss Transport to complete the partnership, and has now been servicing the transport industry for over 60 years. The business continues to grow as numerous customers choose FoodBoss as their provider of choice for refrigerated storage and logistics.

Today, FoodBoss is regarded as the specialist in refrigerated logistics and cold storage. Give us a call and find out why.

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