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Conplant Turns 60

By Liam Brosnan
January 21, 2022

Conplant turns 60

It’s a big milestone and we’re really proud of what we’ve built… and what we’re continuing to build. And we’re still energetic, enthusiastic and excited with more new technology and hundreds of new machines on the way!

A very big and sincere thank you to all of our customers, suppliers, financiers, contractors, and of course, our employees, both past and present. Without your support, we wouldn’t have a business.

From an old chicken shed, to a national business with more than 1,000 machines, a lot has changed in 60 years. But some things remain the same…

Obviously, it’s not an ideal time for celebrations, given the COVID situation, with many parts of Australia in lockdown. It’s fair to say that our celebration plans now look a little different… or a lot different, to be accurate.

A yellow Conplant Hire Isuzu truck is parked on a road with a smaller piece of machinery hitched to the back. There's a tree and what appears to be a construction site in the background. The truck's license plate reads "RRH 415.

Max Coleman, one of Conplant’s founders, celebrated his 93rd birthday last week. Unfortunately, Max is now in an aged care facility with advanced dementia, and due to the lockdown restrictions, he celebrated his birthday with residents and aged care staff and without his family. Sad but the reality is, others are going through worse, so know that our thoughts are with them.

COVID is affecting everyone in many ways, but we’re lucky and thankful that the impact on our business has been manageable to date, particularly in comparison to some businesses and sectors that have been absolutely devastated.

A man wearing sunglasses and a blue checkered shirt is seated on a large yellow compactor vehicle labeled "Super Pac." The vehicle has large spiked wheels. In the background, there is a fence, a road, and several houses under a clear blue sky.

So whilst a lot has changed, and COVID continues to change the way we live and work, some things remain the same. From its inception, Conplant grew off the back of exceptional customer service and high-quality plant and equipment. This has been, and remains, part of Conplant’s entrenched DNA.

So, if you need a break from Teams or Zoom… or home schooling, we look forward to sharing some of our stories with you during our 60th year. It’s been an interesting journey, so watch this space.

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