THE MATIC STORY
“Driven by Performance”
The Matic Group business entity has established a hardy business framework since its inception in 2002. This is a direct result of commitment to excellence, sustainable innovation, team effort and an overarching pledge to customer satisfaction. This blend of skills, experience and attitude has enabled Matic Group to compete in the dynamic environment of transport and logistics management. Matic Group has forged a sound business relationship with varied Blue Chip Organisations whereby Matic Group calls upon its core competencies to deliver superior customer service excellence to its strategic business partners.
The Matic Group of Companies, has evolved to become a serious competitor in the transport and logistics industry whereby its core capabilities have extended to include offices in Perth (Bibra Lake HO), Geraldton, Newman, Tom Price, Karratha, Darwin, Alice Springs, Adelaide and Melbourne. Matic aims to offer a dedicated end-to-end logistics solution to all clients to achieve an efficient and effective logistics capability. The Matic Group prides itself on its customer-centric focus, safety supremacy, partnership formation and our shared vision to be “Driven by Performance”.
We remain big enough to provide extensive logistics services but small enough to care…
In order to dimension the strategic intent of the Matic Group, it is important to understand the company’s inception to market and the growth strategy adopted throughout its trading history.
The company adopts a strong theme of growth, specialization, diversification and a commitment to continuous improvement. This path is adopted through embracing the company values of Safety, Customer, Team Work and Performance.
Matic Transport commences operations whereby Company Director Danny Matic purchases his first Prime Mover.
From a strategic point-of-view, the company seized upon opportunities within the pneumatic tanker sector of the industry and recognized a niche in the market place.
Matic performed cement and lime cartage services on behalf of BIS Industries whereby the company strived for specialization and uniqueness in the service offering.
Matic diversifies into Heavy Haulage logistics specializing in crane mobilization/demobilization and OOG transport.
With growing demands being felt in the Oil and Gas sector, in particular with the Gorgon Gas Mainland Logistics Project, the company embarked on a growth strategy by increasing its focus in the heavy haulage, bulk tipper and general freight sectors of the business.
Witnessed the commencement of Matic being awarded an exclusive contract directly with Cockburn Cement Ltd to perform cement and lime cartage services throughout Western Australia.
With continued growth being felt in the heavy haulage and general logistics sectors, the company created a separate business entity named Matic Logistics. Matic was awarded the following contracts during the reporting period:
1. Linehaul, PUD & Heavy Haulage Operations on behalf of Agility Logistics servicing the Gorgon Gas Mainland Logistics Project.
2. Cockburn Cement Wheatstone LNG Project Cement Cartage Contract.
3. Summit Fertilizers Bulk Haulage contract to support all import fertilizer cartage from the Port of Fremantle.
4. Acquisition of Bibra Lake Trailer Repairs which now performs all “In-House” fleet maintenance requirements on behalf of the company.
With continued focus on a growth strategy, Matic was awarded a contract with Northern Cement to expand operations into Northern Territory.
This included cartage services of cement and lime in Darwin, Mataranka and major mining operations in the Kimberley Region of WA.
With a track record of dedicated service and platform for continuous improvement, further opportunities have seen the company expand into the following regions:
1. Northern Cement contract extension-of-services to support the Newmont Tanami Gold Mine in Alice Springs.
2. Cockburn Cement contract extension-of-services to support Dongara Lime Processing Facility operations to deliver services to Midwest, Pilbara and Kimberley mining operations. This has required establishing a depot in Geraldton.
3. Adelaide Brighton Cement contract awarded to supply cement and lime to major clients, infrastructure projects and mine sites across Adelaide, Victoria and Queensland. This has required establishing a depot in Adelaide.
4. LPG Cylinder Distribution contract awarded to supply LPG cylinders across metropolitan and regional Western Australia on behalf of Wesfarmers Kleenheat Gas.
Established in 2018, Matic Resources is a dedicated, client centric, supply-chain service solution to our strategic mining business partner in Rio Tinto Iron Ore. The service involves an extensive logistics capability to service Rio Tinto’s 16 mine sites in the Pilbara Region. Matic Resources provides the following services:
- Metro & Regional Pick Up and Delivery;
- Heavy Haulage
- Specialized Freight (DG and Explosives)
- Express Freight
- Hot Shots
- Vessel Discharge Operations
- Project Logistics & Project Management
- Storage & Handling
- Depots are located in Perth, Newman, Tom Price and Karratha.
Marking a phase in our continued evolution in safety development, the Matic Group introduces a new visual identity in our Safety First 24/7 Campaign.
The Safety First 24/7 message communicates our company expectations around safety, establishes safety as our first priority in all we do and highlights our core company value in protecting life and health above all.
Drawing inspiration from our core business services, the Safety First 24/7 logo symbolises and communicates the following important messages:
The truck “Steering Wheel” representing our core business and highest risk activity;
The “Driver Hands” representing being in control at all times and maintaining a constant state of attentiveness;
The “brand name” Safety First representing our core business value and being central to our focus
The truck “Steering Wheel Arrow” representing a clockwise motion with safety being our first and foremost priority 24/7- both at work and home.
With an ever evolving logistics capability, 2020 had proven pivotal in Matic Resources expanding organically into the Rio Tinto Iron Ore supply chain.
Matic Resources provides the additional services as part of its resources sector offering: Ulta Heavy Haulage (UHH) > 200T, Matic Distribution Centre – COVID & Offsite Receipting (OSR) and Heavy Mining Equipment (HME) Tyres.
The Matic Group encourages all employees, business partners and visitors to our Operations to feel empowered to exercise the authority to “Stop the Job” if they believe conditions or behaviours threaten danger or imminent danger to person(s), equipment or the environment.
The “Stop the Job” campaign is the Matic Group Stop Work Authority (SWA) program that acts as our First Line of Defence against injury in the workplace.
The Stop Work Authority (SWA) process entails six (6) critical steps:
Stop, Notify, Investigate, Correct, Resume & Review.
The Stop Work Authority (SWA) and ability of ALL Matic Group employees to “Stop the Job” is facilitated by the issuing of the Matic Group Stop Work Authority Card. The holders of SWA Card is authorised to “STOP THE JOB” in all circumstances where they believe conditions or behaviours threaten danger or imminent danger to person(s), equipment or the environment.
The Matic Group believes that a workforce that embraces mutual respect in all relationships is the key to our shared success.
By promoting respect in all relationships (Home, Workplace, Community) and increasing the awareness of the positive role we can all play to ensure the safety, health and well-being of all social interactions, paves the way to demonstrating how it is ultimately earned.