Adtrans Group (ADG)

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ADG

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Australian Securities Exchange

Adtrans Group (ADG) is a holding company engaged along with its subsidiaries in operating franchised vehicle dealerships. Adtrans Group was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on August 13, 1987. Adtrans Group is Adelaide-based company operating in about 30 locations around Australia.The subsidiaries of ADG are involved in franchised agreements with Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Australia Pty. Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Ltd., Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty. Ltd., UD Trucks (Oceania) Pty. Ltd., Kia Motors Australia Pty. Ltd., Daimler Chrysler (Australia/Pacific) Pty. Ltd., Iveco Trucks Australia Ltd. and Vawdrey Australia Pty. Ltd.
The Company acquired Australia Wide Transport Spares, a truck parts operation, which was merged within the existing Victorian Whitehorse operation during the fiscal year June 30, 2007. ADG also acquired its second Kia dealership,situated at Clovelly Park, South Africa.Adtrans Group also acquired the business of Wayne Philips Kia at Clovelly Park on November 29, 2006.

ADG has a benefit of significant presence in the car and truck retail market through the large number of dealerships that it operates. ADG’s dealership in Stillwell Trucks in Sydney is one of the largest truck dealers.

Adtrans Group has approximately 890 people employed in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. Its turnover for year 2006 and 2007 was $643 million. Also it sold 7,388 used cars and 6,238 new cars in South Australia, along with 2,404 trucks (new and used) nationally in year 2006/2007.

Adtrans Group Company History

Following is the brief history of the growth and achievements of the Adtrans group.

Adtrans Group is a diversified retail car and truck group having a major influence on the retail sales and service of cars and trucks in Adelaide, South Australia; Sydney, New South Wales, and Melbourne, Victoria. It operates out of 30 locations around Australia.

Adelaide-based BS Stillwell-Ford is a major division of the Group, established in 1971. The Company opened the heavy truck dealership at Regency Park in South Australia in 1975. Then in 1979 it expanded to New South Wales and established a truck dealership at Milperra, near Sydney. In 1986 it founded Graham Cornes Motors (Cornes Toyota) at Hawthorn , South Australia. It acquired BS Stillwell-Ford Pty Ltd in 1987.

In 1990 it founded Austrans Truck Centre in Melbourne and opened Diahatsu franchise in Adelaide. ADG acquired Hyundai franchise, opened “The Truck Centre” on Parramatta Road, Lidcombe NSW and opened City Service Centre in Adelaide, SA in year 1995.

It established Cornes Toyota 4x4 Centre at Parkside, SA in 1996 and Graham Cornes Used Cars at Medindie, SA in 1997 and opened Hyundai service centre at Ingle Farm, South Australia in 1998. The Ford was changed to Sterling trucks in 1999. It also opened Kia franchise at Medindie, SA the same year.

In year 2000 it opened Adtrans Used Cars at St Marys, SA and Adtrans Car Service Centre at Melrose Park, SA. It also acquired International/Iveco franchise at Dandenong, Vic and International/Iveco franchise at Regency Park, SA and it took over Rebel Ford dealership, Elizabeth, SA the same year.

On Jan 16, 2001 BS Stillwell Pty Ltd changed its name to Adtrans Automotive Group Pty Ltd. It acquired Adrian Brien Automotive (Ford, Hyundai and Chrysler Jeep franchises), St Marys SA on Feburary 1,2001 and acquired Mitsubishi (now FUSO) Trucks franchise at Footscray, Victoria on April 2001.

On Feburary 2002 it acquired Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner franchises at Milperra, NSW and took over the Iveco Trucks Australia dealership located at Laverton, Victoria, now trading as Adtrans Truck Centre on December 2003. It opened Stillwell Ford Commercial Vehicles at Medindie, SA and Stillwell Hyundai Service Centre at Prospect, SA in 2003. ADG also opened Stillwell parts distribution warehouse at Regency Park, SA in January 2003.

In the year 2004 it launched Stillwell Premium Vehicles. In Octobor 2005 ADG opened Reynella Hyundai and Reynella Hyundai Service at Reynella and Morphett Vale, SA and took over the business of Whitehorse Truck Centre, Dandenong, Vic, selling Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz and Sterling trucks on November 2005. It also opened Rebel Ford Pooraka SA branch operation ,selling new and used cars in December 2005.

On September, 2006 it acquired the business of Australia Wide Transport Spares, Victoria and on November, 2006 it acquired the business of Wayne Phillips Kia at Clovelly Park, SA, which now trades as Adtrans Kia - sales and service departments.

It acquired the BCI buses franchise at Footscray, Victoria in 2007 and on November, 2007 it also purchased Best Hino - now Adtrans Hino, operating at Mascot and Gosford, NSW.

On January 2008 it purchased Colrain - Traralgon (now The Valley Truck Centre), a truck parts and service centre and on April, 2008 it acquired Camden Hino that is now Adtrans Hino, operating at Camden, NSW.

Adtrans Group (ADG) Products and Services

  • New and used cars
  • Trucks and spare parts
  • General repair service

Adtrans Group (ADG) Locations and Subsidiaries

Adtrans Group Head Office
Level 1
4 Greenhill Rd
Wayville SA 5034
Phone: (08) 8373 1991
Fax: (08) 8373 3712

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell Trucks/The Truck Centre
20 Ashford Ave Milperra 2214

Adtrans Group Limited
Melbourne International Truck
Centre 2-20 Quantum
Cl Dandenong 3175

Adtrans Group Limited
Whitehorse Truck & Bus
198 Whitehall St
Footscray 3011

Adtrans Group Limited
Adtrans Truck Centre
Cnr Boundary & Raymond Rd
Laverton 3028

Adtrans Group Limited
Whitehorse Truck Centre
67-75 Princes Hwy Dandenong 3175

Adtrans Group Limited
Whitehorse Trucks Gippsland
Cnr Tramway & Swan Rds Morwell 3840

Adtrans Group Limited
Whitehorse Truck Parts
89 Canterbury Rd Kilsyth 3137

Adtrans Group Limited
Adtrans Kia 1178 South Rd
Clovelly Park 5042

Adtrans Group Limited
Adtrans Used Cars
1115 South Rd St
Marys 5042

Adtrans Group Limited
Rebel Ford 905
Main North Rd Pooraka 5095

Adtrans Group Limited
Reynella Hyundai 80-84
Main South Rd
Reynella 5161

Adtrans Group Limited
Reynella Hyundai Service Centre
Cnr Main South Rd & Faxmill Rd
Morphett Vale 5162

Adtrans Group Limited
Stillwell Ford Commercial Vehicles
38 Main North Rd
Medindie 5081

Adtrans Group Limited
Stillwell Hyundai Service Centre
42 Main North Rd
Prospect 5082

Adtrans Group Limited
Stillwell Parts Warehouse
28 Tikalara St
Regency Park 5010

Adtrans Group Limited
Cornes Toyota 46-56 Belair
Rd Hawthorn 5062

Adtrans Group Limited
Adtrans Used Cars
1115 South Rd St
Marys 5042

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell Ford
1-15 Main North Rd
Medindie 5081

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell Kia
17 Main North Rd
Medindie 5081

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell International Trucks
503a South Rd
Regency Park 5010

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell Premium Vehicles
27 Main North Rd
Medindie 5081

Adtrans Group Limited
Adrian Brien Service Centre
63 Everard Ave
Keswick 5035

Adtrans Group Limited
Rebel Ford 19-21 Elizabeth Way
Elizabeth 5112

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell Ford
414 Port Rd
Hindmarsh 5007

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell Hyundai 187 Bridge
Rd Ingle Farm 5098

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell Trucks Cnr
South Rd & Aruma St
Regency Park 5010

Adtrans Group Limited
Cornes 4x4 Centre
103-107 Glen Osmond
Rd Eastwood 5063

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell City Service
Centre 231 Pultney St
Adelaide 5000

Adtrans Group Limited
Adrian Brien Automotive
1305 South Rd St
Marys 5042

Adtrans Group Limited
Stilwell Hyundai
26 Main North Rd
Prospect 5082

Adtrans Group Limited
Graham Cornes Used Cars
35 Main North Rd
Medindie 5081

Adtrans Group Subsidiaries

Whitehorse Trucks Pty Ltd
Adtrans Truck Centre Pty Ltd
Adtrans Used Pty Ltd
Adtrans Automotive Group Pty Ltd - t/a Adrian Brien Automotive; Stillwell Ford; Rebel Ford
Adtrans Corporate Pty Ltd
Stillwell Trucks Pty Ltd - t/a The Truck Centre
Graham Cornes Motors Pty Ltd - t/a Cornes Toyota
Adtrans Trucks Pty Ltd
Adtrans Australia Pty Ltd

Other Adtrans Group Details

Adtrans Group Year Established: 1987
ACN: 008 129 477
D-U-N-S: 756042495
ABN: 28008129477

Adtrans Group (ADG) Share Price

Submitted by ASX Listed Company on 30 June, 2008 - 02:09

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