Tefco Trailers History


From humble beginnings, the company began in Goulburn in regional NSW as a trailer repair workshop with a team of 5. It quickly progressed into manufacturing new trailers, where Richard & Sue saw the need for a solid, durable aluminium tipping trailer to meet the demands of the growing grain industry.

The expansion of a second manufacturing plant in Brisbane 13 years later represented exceptional growth for the company and opened the door for TEFCO to enter new markets, including the recycling industry trailer range.

We are a family business and work closely with all our staff. That’s why people enjoy working at TEFCO. Our first apprentice is still working in our business today, along with many staff that have been with TEFCO for over 20 years.

Over 35 years in the trailer manufacturing business is a testament to the skill, integrity, industry reputation and, most importantly, the team of a brand that builds a product to withstand everything the trucking industry can throw at it.

TEFCO opens in Goulburn NSW


TEFCO opens in Goulburn NSW

Richard and Sue Brown opened a small trailer repair company out of a small factory near their home in Goulburn.

TEFCO - Pride of the Show


TEFCO – Pride of the Show

TEFCO introduce the new B-Double Tandem Dual Point Tipping Trailer to their range to target the long-range hauliers on the Sydney – Melbourne – Adelaide runs in time for the Sydney National Truck Show. TEFCO was the only Australian tipping trailer manufacturer at the show. A successful decision that won many endorsements from Melbourne Trucking industry leaders.
TEFCO Production Doubles


TEFCO Production Doubles

TEFCO has increased its staff from 15 to 40 and increased Trailer production from 20 units to more than 100 for the year with demand continuing to increase.
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TEFCO builds the first Australian manufactured Aluminium tip over axle dog trailer.


A First for Australia

TEFCO builds the first Australian manufactured Aluminium tip-over-axle dog trailer. The trailer was shipped to Esperance in Western Australia.

1998 – TEFCO TURNS 10

What started as a small trailer manufacturer 10 years earlier has now become a trailer manufacturer offering nearly every tipper combination of trailers, from basic tri-axle tip-over axle trailers to multi-axle combination dog trailers, B Doubles and Road trains.

TEFCO Opens Brisbane Facility

TEFCO Opens Brisbane Facility

With the arrival of the year 2000 TEFCO began to plan for a long term presence in the Australian market. It was the necessity of a stronger presence to service existing clients and increase sales in Queensland and northern NSW that saw Richard and Sue find a suitable site in Murarrie Brisbane to offer their sales and service facilities.

Located next to the Gateway motorway the new facility was opened in June 2001.

TEFCO introduce Recycling Trailer Range

TEFCO introduce Recycling Trailer Range

TEFCO answers the need for maximum capacity steel trailers to suit the ever growing recycling industry. These large steel trailers were designed and built to withstand the harsh industry.

TEFCO worked closely with operators to further improve their initial design. This lead to the introduction of using Hardox steel as the need for high impact resistance and strength was required to ensure the trailers would last many years.

National Hanson Contract.

National Hanson Contract

TEFCO starts one of its largest contract, with over 160 different combinations, made up of Rigid and Dogs, B-Doubles and Chassis Tip trailers.

2008 – TEFCO TURNS 20

With a successful 20 years in trailer manufacturing, TEFCO has not only expanded it’s manufacturing facilities but increased the number of trailer designs on offer. Continuing to offer trailers to suit the customer’s requirements.

TEFCO Delivers First PBS Unit.

TEFCO Delivers First PBS Unit

Early on TEFCO acknowledged the huge potential of a national PBS scheme, when the opportunity arose TEFCO jumped at the opportunity to be involved.

The first PBS combination was a Rigid and 4 Axle Dog and TEFCO have now deliver hundreds of PBS combinations nationwide.  

TEFCO Build Something Different.


TEFCO MFG Crane Loading Platforms

With an dedicated engineering team and an advanced CNC metal shop that can handle profiling, cutting, bending, drilling and machining. TEFCO took on the challenge of building the only fully automated folding crane loading platforms.

The 18-month project including engineering design, FEA analysis, Rigorous real-life testing, MFG and delivery.

Hardox in My Body.

Hardox in My Body

TEFCO continues its close relationship with SSAB and joins the Hardox In My Body Program.

The logo on a product verifies that it’s been manufactured using Hardox® wear plate and not an inferior imitation. This means that your trailers represent a first-class product that delivers unsurpassed wear resistance and impact strength, saving you time and money down the road. So, when you see the Hardox® in My Body sign, you can be sure you’re getting a superior steel product manufactured by a qualified program member.

Tefco Introduce Live Bottom Range

Tefco Introduce Live Bottom Range

Live Bottom Trailers are becoming a popular alternative for bulk transportation for situations that may not be suitable for tipping trailers. After extensive research into this market, TEFCO collaborated with Trailking Industries to bring into Australia their conveyor belt bins. TEFCO then custom designs the subframes to suit your choice of axles and specific requirements.

2018 – TEFCO TURNS 30

Richard and Sue Brown are extremely proud of their achievements and the progression of TEFCO over the last 30 years. From small beginnings with a team of 5 back in 1988 to over 140 staff manufacturing tipper trailers in two locations, Goulburn and Brisbane.