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26 July, 2011

Fujitsu V8 Development Series Townsville

Secure A Load proudly sponsored the FLEXIHIRE V8 Development car '20' for the Townsville round with Andrew Jones in the driving seat. “The car and Team showed great potential from the weekend” said Andrew.

Secure A Load provides a number of the V8 Supercar Championship Teams with tie down restraint products which are used in the prime movers to transports these valuable cars from race venue to venue.

View the Race Report.

8 April, 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand Operations

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12:51, February 22, 2011.
Due to this earthquake and several of the aftershocks, the Christchurch branch was closed for a period of time as a result of damage to the building and disruption to essential services. These services have now been restored and the Christchurch branch is operating normally.

November, 2010

Secure A Load 'Young Guns' cycle from Sydney to Wollongong for MS

On Sunday 7th November, the 'Young Guns' cycled 58km from Engadine in Sydney's south to Wollongong to raise funds to support over 20,000 Australians living with Multiple Sclerosis. This is the second year that the 'Young Guns' have participated in the ride and together this year with 12 riders and the support of Secure A Load, they have raised almost $8,000 for the cause.

The Sydney - Gong Bike Ride is the largest fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis in Australia with 10,000 participants and MS Australia are hoping to raise over AUD$4 million. The 'Young Guns' team captain, Damien Young said "It was great to have Secure A Load supporting us this year and even better to have some cold beers waiting for us at the end of the ride!"

If you would like to help the Secure A Load 'Young Guns' reach their goal of AUD$10,000, please visit their Team Fundraising Page where you can sponsor the whole team or an individual rider using the "Donate Now" button on the side of the page.

September, 2010

New Head Office in New Zealand

The GAVAN/Secure A Load New Zealand Head Office has now moved to new premises, which will enable further expansion and development of the New Zealand market. Mr. Glenn Green, Managing Director of the GAVAN New Zealand Group of Companies said "The growth of the Secure A Load brand of Cargo Care and Transport products continues at an accelerated rate and we foresee the need for further branch development within New Zealand. Our new Christchurch Head Office will more than accommodate staff, showroom facilities and warehouse space and will enable us to offer both existing and new customers the excellent service for which our company is known".

June, 2010

Western Australia branch relocation

June saw the relocation of the Western Australia branch. The new warehouse boasts around 600m2 of floor space vs. the 250m2 at the previous location, along with loads of office space.

February, 2010

BIG Red Flexitank™ brought to you by Secure A Load

Environmental Packaging Technologies have appointed Secure A Load/Gavan as distributors to bring you the BIG Red Flexitank™ in Australia and New Zealand. The BIG Red Flexitank™ products are manufactured in the USA to strict quality standards.

This new partnership means our customers have access to the latest bulk liquid transfer technology.
Click here to view the article in the May/June 2010 edition of Bulk Distributor

November, 2009

Another Happy Secure A Load Customer

NSW Customer Service Representative Kevin Hutchison is seen here after assisting local transport driver, Mick with his recent purchases. Always impressed with the quality of Secure A Load's products and service, Jeff is more than happy to fly the flag and has just adorned his rig with two "Secure A Load" decals!

October, 2009

Secure A Load Queensland Branch Moves!

Secure A Load / Gavan Queensland branch has moved to a new location in Brisbane's "Metroplex on Gateway" complex in Murarrie. The new premises will help to accommodate our expanding Transport Equipment, Cargo Care and Container parts distribution operations in Queensland and the Northern Territory. With expanding staff levels and increased stock range and stock levels, the new facility will help to service the ever increasing sales demand for quality products and we will now be able to offer even more efficient service to our customers

May, 2009

Secure A Load Revisits Queensland Australia Truck Show

The Secure A Load / Gavan team were once again a force at the 2009 Queensland Truck and Machinery Show. With over 50,000 visitors to the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland ( CVAIQ) show , great interest was shown in the Secure A Load stand with a wide range of products on display.















From left to right front Paul Wilson, Derek Cooper (sitting) John Read (sitting) Glenn Green. Standing Rear; Ben Fitzgerald, Wayne Corrie, Paul Welsh, Craig Hatton, Phan "PJ" Yann, Craig Ball

April, 2009

Gavan Purchases "Secure A Load House"

In a multi million dollar deal the Directors of Gavan Holdings have purchased the property at 17 Andrew Baxter Drive, Airport Oaks. In the suburb of Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand the building consists of some 1530 sqm on 4'048 sqm of freehold land, which will enable expansion of the building in the future when required. The property is within ten minutes of Auckland International Airport and in the heart land of both Intermodal storage and Transport Industries

April 2009 - New Appointment in New South Wales Transport

We welcomed Mr Phan "PJ" Yann to the New South Wales Transport sales team. PJ is well known in the local transport industry and we look forward to working with him.

March 2009 - New Appointment in Queensland Transport

We welcomed Mr Craig Hatton who has been involved in the transport lashing industry for nearly twenty years with various companies. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge to our Queensland operation. 

Nov 2008 - New Appointment in Victoria

We welcomed Mr Paul Welsh who has been involved in the truck spare parts industry for more than two decades in Victoria, both in Management and Sales / Marketing.  

July 2007 - New Branch Manager in Queensland

Mr Ben Fitzgerald who has been employed with Gavan / Secure A Load has been appointed Branch Manager of the Queensland Branch. Ben has been involved in all operations of the Shipping Container Industry, Transport and Cargo Care industries, his unique understanding of these specialized industries combined with his tireless efforts made Ben the obvious choice for Branch Manager. Ben now leads the largest Intermodal marine equipment and Transport supply company in Queensland.

May 2007 - New Appointment of Branch Manager West Australia

We welcomed Mr Wayne Corrie, as Branch Manager of West Australian Branch

New Secure A Load New Zealand Website

Due to the increasing demand in New Zealand for both Transport and Cargo Care products a new, New Zealand geographical website has been produced www.secureaload.co.nz "This new website will enable New Zealand based companies to access a local website" said Mr. Glenn Green, General Manager New Zealand, "We find that there are some differences between the products that are demanded here in NZ compared to those require off shore and this page will enable our local customers to review our products and services"

May 2006 - Secure A Load A Hit At Sydney Truck Show

September 2006 Secure A Load was the hit of the Sydney truck show, Market leader Secure A Load had on display a wide range of Cargo Care and Transport related products.



The Secure Load Stand

New Appointment in Queensland Transport Division

We welcomed Mr Derek Cooper to the team as the Queensland Sales Manager to our recently obtained transport accessories division. Mr Cooper has had 25 years in the transport industry working in major companies such as TNT and Ipec and brings a wealth of experience to the team. Mr Cooper stated that he was " looking forward to the challenge of working with a new and progressive company like Gavan Products". "This is a great opportunity to get the transport operators using the right lashing equipment for the right job. Gavan has a reputation for a wide range quality products and personal service which is lacking in some larger companies" said Mr Cooper.

Gavan Starts "Secure A Load"

Due to the increasing success of our transport division the Directors of Gavan Holdings have now started our dedicated transport division to be called "Secure A Load" this mark's a significant change within the Gavan organization said Managing Director Mr. Gavin Condon, "With demand increasing throughout Australia and New Zealand for quality Transport and Material Handling Equipment. Secure A Load’s mission will be a world-class leader in the area of cargo handling and load restraint systems by providing quality products and to improve safety and security for the material handling industry, Providing our products on time with the greatest value to our customers. We will be focused on our customer’s needs and requirements, meeting and striving to exceed their expectations, Our Gavan company has been in operation for more than twenty years in business and has a proven track record for providing excellence".