Not cool: Tax issues may be behind 23-year-old air-con transport company’s collapse into administration

Not cool: Tax issues may be behind 23-year-old air-con transport company’s collapse into administration

 

A family business based in Queensland that has been transporting air conditioners across NSW and Queensland for more than two decades has plunged into voluntary administration.

Aroy Transport Hauliers specialises in providing factory to site, express delivery transport services for the air-conditioning industry and has been in operation since 1992.

Administrators Gavin Moss and Nick Combis of Vincents Chartered Accountants were appointed to manage the voluntary administration of the company on August 24.

The first meeting of the company’s creditors will take place in Brisbane on September 3.

Gavin Moss told SmartCompany this morning that it is “early days” in the administration of the business, which has six employees.

“At this stage we are continuing to trade the business,” Moss says.

“We haven’t terminated any employment, trucks are doing what they would normally do.”

Moss says an investigation into the reasons for the company’s collapse is ongoing but he believes it stemmed from issues to do with the tax office.

Some of Aroy Transport Hauliers previous major projects include work for the Brisbane Art Centre, Cairns Hospital, Maryborough Prison, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Suncorp Stadium, Townsville Hospital and the Ramada Hotel.

The company has a fleet that includes 4m by 6m by 8m gated body trucks and trailers including 6m by 12m and 14m High Cube Tautliners and Volvo Prime Movers.

According to its website, the Greenbank-based business says it has made “cubic loading an art form” and over the years has had truck bodies custom-built to cater for its clients.

Aroy Transport says on the site it is “privileged and very proud to have been the carrier to deliver the air conditioning ductwork and the various products to so many Queensland projects”.

SmartCompany contacted Aroy Transport Hauliers but did not receive a response prior to publication.

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