Situated along New South Wales’ Pacific Highway – a well-known pathway for many Australian fleet operators – sits the picturesque town of Coffs Harbour, located some 540 kms north of Sydney and boasting a chorus of national parks and touristy attractions such as the ‘Big Banana’. Coffs Harbour is also home to Burgundy Heights, a logging transport company that has operated for more than 30 years.
Renowned for its work in Australia’s forestry industry, Burgundy Heights has evolved dramatically over the past 15 years, with founder, Dennis Smith, and sons Jarrod and Brad spearheading the change of direction. What started as a traditional logging company operating in the bush, the Smiths have expanded into a harvester fabrication and design business, which Burgundy Heights, in conjunction with DJM Fabrications, now supplies to local companies and exports abroad as well.
“We’ve grown into a business employing several skilled people who maintain and operate an inventory of six prime movers, six logging skel trailers, one A-trailer and a tag trailer, as well as most of the relevant equipment to the forestry industry – including excavators, bulldozers, grinders and harvesters.”