Specialist vehicle importer and distributor BLK Auto is pleased to have welcomed the honourable Stirling Hinchliffe MP, Member for Sandgate, to view the latest innovate workings at the Company’s premises in Yatala, Queensland.
Mr Hinchcliffe, who also serves as the Queensland Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport and Minister Assisting the Premier on Olympics and Paralympics Sport and Engagement, was guided by BLK Auto’s senior leadership team to view some of the Company’s latest projects in the energy transition sector that are currently in development.
BLK Auto is a leading designer, importer, distributor and manufacturer of bus, coach, truck and vans in Australia and New Zealand. Renowned for its quality diesel buses, BLK Auto continues to grow and support its existing customer base whilst embracing the strategy around zero emissions transport.
BLK Auto is part of a consortium that developed ten HFC coaches for iron ore giant Fortescue Metals Group in Christmas Creek, WA.
In recent months, BLK Auto has been particularly busy in providing for its zero emission-focused customers. Being the Australian distributor for JAC trucks, the Company has finalised the placement of a national dealer network to support the JAC range of Battery Electric trucks and other JAC products that will be bought to the Australian market over the coming years, including the long anticipated 4×4 Dual Cab Pick Up.
BLK Auto has also released its first BEV Cargo Van with a 9.73m3 cargo capacity with a payload of approximately 1,550kgs. This BEV Cargo van has a driving range of approximately 375km between charges.
BLK Auto has just finalised the design and engineering for their first BEV Low Floor City Bus which is currently being built and will come with an Australian Body as well as a HFC Low Floor City Bus.
Embracing the Company’s “Zero Emission’s our Mission” tagline and core objective, BLK is currently working on a number of projects for national clients, including the designing and building of hydrogen fuel cell (HFC) trucks. This will include a hydrogen cement agitator, hydrogen crane truck, hydrogen cement powder hauler and hydrogen water carrier as well as a several other HFC heavy logistics vehicles; all of which are being built out of our Yatala facilities.
With a focus catering for the future needs of both State and Federal Governments and with a vision towards the Brisbane Olympics, BLK Auto will also be working with key industry partners in unveiling Autonomous Buses for trials.
As mentioned by Minister Hinchcliffe, “Clean energy transportation will play a critical role in our commercial and public transport fleets, as well as low emissions 2032 Brisbane Olympic and Paralympic Games”.
Jason Pecotic, Managing Director of BLK Auto, said:
“It is vitally important moving forward that companies take a collaborative approach to ensuring the future needs of Australian transport and logistics operators are not only met but done so in such a way that it provides a full turn-key approach.
“It’s exciting to be part of this journey and to work with key critical partners who can make this possible.”