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WridgWays investing in the future

WridgWays is investing in an upgrade to its national fleet and containers which will see it with it the newest and most efficient fleet in the Australian moving industry.

Since WridgWays’ return to Australian ownership at the start of 2019 significant changes have occurred which has seen the business return to a profitable position. Our fleet investment strategy commenced in 2019 and full delivery is expected in early 2020.

We have partnered with Brisbane Isuzu to implement the latest additions to our fleet, 12 NNR 45-150 TC-AMT MWB, and these have been on the road since the start of the October.  The vehicles meet the current standards for new heavy vehicles for emissions based on the Euro V standards.

The 6-speed automated manual transmission vehicles have the highest safety rating, with drive and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control system (IESC), anti-skid regulator (ASR), cruise control, front and rear stabilising bar, and cornering lamps.

They are also highly economical with a 3.0 Litre Diesel Engine. In addition, they have the power and capability to meet the needs of short-distance and long-distance moves; GVM of 4,500kg, GCM of 8,000kg, power 110 kW/2800rpm and Torque 375 Nm/1600-2800rpm. They are covered by a 3-year Full Factory Warranty.

Our fleet investment strategy is set to reduce operation costs and decrease our environmental footprint, reducing our overall emissions and delivering a more economical and efficient moving fleet. 

WridgWays CEO, Kobus Fourie said “I am very proud of the WridgWays brand and it’s a privilege to work with a heritage brand. To see the Isuzu vehicles on the road is a great step in building customer recognition of our revitalised brand and to re-establish trust in the brand.”   

WridgWays and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation

Supporting our country

WridgWays have partnered with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation in a CSR program to give back to Australia and support such an important cause. At WridgWays we believe that restoring the reef to its natural beauty is a process that requires effort from everyone. Since our initial contribution of $10,000, we plan to continue our support of this charity in the future with ongoing contributions.

Our choice of CSR

As a locally owned and run organisation we are proudly Australian and we believe that this CSR cause represents our values and our beliefs as a business. Australian customers are the backbone of our revenue and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was the most appropriate charity to represent our stakeholders. We wanted to invest back into this country and to make a positive impact on the environment.

Who the Great Barrier Reef Foundation are

The Great Barrier Reef Foundation was established in 1999 after the United Nations encouraged countries to establish foundations to protect their world heritage sites. Their aim is to find solutions and innovations that will benefit the Great Barrier Reef as well as coral reefs globally. They are the leading charity dedicated to protecting the Great Barrier Reef to ensure that it is still around for future generations.

WridgWays is Making a Difference to the Future of the Reef

Celebrating a milestone

On 01 January 2019, WridgWays became once again a fully independent, and proudly 100% Australian locally owned and operated company.  Half a year, and a lot of hard work on, WridgWays today celebrates a fantastic first half profitable period by announcing a $10,000 gift to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

The ownership change at the start of the year has given WridgWays the flexibility and opportunity to not only revitalise the brand but also invest strongly in our own people, as well as directly back into Australia and our customers.  Our aim this year is to focus on our core business, and show Australians and our overseas partners that we are dedicated to providing the highest quality moving services to customers all over the country.

Importantly, over the last six months, WridgWays has reached a key milestone towards becoming a profitable business, thanks to the hard work of each and every member of the WridgWays team. “It was a team effort to achieve the results we have today, and everyone pulled together to achieve an excellent half year result” says Kobus Fourie, CEO of WridgWays.  Fourie continues, “none of our critics expected WridgWays to resurge this strongly and this quickly, and we are proud that we are able to prove the doubters wrong.”

Changes to the business

WridgWays has been refocused on our customers by streamlining our services to make the moving process simpler. We have stripped the business down to its core elements and have removed all non value-adding functions that are not supporting a ‘customer-first’ strategy.  Changes have also been made to the culture of the company to ensure that everyone working for WridgWays is dedicated to its success and feels valued as a member of our team.

We now have a really strong team that I am confident are well positioned to achieve our business goals, and ensure our people have significant and meaningful career opportunities within the organisation,” states Fourie. “Our people understand their value to the company, and they know that their contributions on a daily basis make a difference to the company and our joint success.”

The resurgent strength of WridgWays in Australia is clearly being noticed by our competitors, and we can see that anecdotally in recent negative selling activities occurring in the market by some of them. Fourie understands why they might feel that is a profitable short term strategy, but insists that, “at WridgWays that’s not something that myself or our leadership team will condone and all of our staff have been instructed very clearly that we will not be involved in negative selling – we are entirely confident in our product, and will let our customer service and quality of business speak for itself.”

Giving back to Australia

To celebrate the profitability of the company over the first half of the year (the best financial result in the last 10 years of operation of the company), WridgWays has made the decision to initiate an Australia focused CSR program.  WridgWays is proudly announcing today that their national CSR initiative will be focused on the iconic Great Barrier Reef, with a direct initial contribution to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation of $10,000. It takes considerable effort from everyone to reverse the cycle of deterioration on the reef and restore it to its natural beauty, and we hope that our contributions will assist with this goal.

“We are proudly Australian, and Australian customers are the backbone of our revenues, so we wanted to make sure that our CSR cause represented those stakeholders are clearly as possible, and we could not think of anything more appropriate than the iconic Great Barrier Reef to send that message to the world, and invest back into our country”, says Fourie.

Santa Fe Group sells the Records Management activities in 10 markets to Iron Mountain

3 August 2016: Santa Fe Group A/S has reached an agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding, with Iron Mountain Inc. whereby the Group’s Records Management activities in 10 markets will be acquired by Iron Mountain against a cash consideration of EUR 27.1m. The divestment is expected to result in a divestment gain of approximately EUR 16m and net proceeds after tax of around EUR 24m.

The transaction will predominantly take the form of an asset transfer and is expected to close towards the end of 2016.

The divestment is in accordance with Santa Fe Group’s strategy to focus on the core mobility services, consisting of the business lines Moving Services and Relocation Services, and divest the remaining non-strategic activities to create optimum value for the Group.

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WridgWays on Reno Rumble

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