History


History

2018
2018

6th September, celebrate 25th anniversary

6th September, celebrate 25th anniversary

2017
2017

ISO Certification

ISO Certification

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification, AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Certification, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System Certification

2013
2013

► Celebrate 20th Anniversary with customers and staff- St Kilda (12th March).
► Rail facility officially opened by Mr. Andrew Lezala, CEO, Metro Trains Melbourne.
► Obtained Certification to ISO9001.

► Celebrate 20th Anniversary with customers and staff- St Kilda (12th March).
► Rail facility officially opened by Mr. Andrew Lezala, CEO, Metro Trains Melbourne.
► Obtained Certification to ISO9001.

2012
2012

► 20th December, Thermo King Rail Australia facility building complete.
► Revise company Logo from ‘Southern States Thermo King’ to ‘Southern States Group’.

► 20th December, Thermo King Rail Australia facility building complete.
► Revise company Logo from ‘Southern States Thermo King’ to ‘Southern States Group’.

2011
2011

► Rebrand Rail division to ‘Thermo King Rail Australia’ – National Dealership.
► Complete final plans for new Rail Warehouse.

► Rebrand Rail division to ‘Thermo King Rail Australia’ – National Dealership.
► Complete final plans for new Rail Warehouse.

2010
2010

Employ over 50 employees. Celebrate 10 years as Anteo Dealer.

Employ over 50 employees. Celebrate 10 years as Anteo Dealer.

2009
2009

Employ own In-House Lawyer and open Human Resources Department.

Employ own In-House Lawyer and open Human Resources Department.

2008
2008

Update company logo.

Update company logo.

2007
2007

► Sell Sunshine facility.
► Move into new facility at Burns Road, Altona.

► Sell Sunshine facility.
► Move into new facility at Burns Road, Altona.

2006
2006

Finalise plans for a new facility and start building.

Finalise plans for a new facility and start building.

2005
2005

Purchase land at corner of Burns Road and Kororoit Creek Road, Laverton with plans to build a new facility in April 2007.

Purchase land at corner of Burns Road and Kororoit Creek Road, Laverton with plans to build a new facility in April 2007.

2003
2003

Celebrate 10th year Anniversary.

Celebrate 10th year Anniversary.

2002
2002

Thermo King Certi-Tech- Level 1 : Seven technicians qualify.

Thermo King Certi-Tech- Level 1 : Seven technicians qualify.

2000
2000

Sell over 40 lifts in 1st year.

Sell over 40 lifts in 1st year.

1999
1999

Awarded Anteo Dealer for Victoria and Tasmania.

Awarded Anteo Dealer for Victoria and Tasmania.

1998
1998

Move to new purpose built SSTK facility opened by Sean Kinsella – President Thermo King Corporation.

Move to new purpose built SSTK facility opened by Sean Kinsella – President Thermo King Corporation.

1995
1995

Purchase land corner Fairbairn Road and Spencer Street in Sunshine for proposed Thermo King facility.

Purchase land corner Fairbairn Road and Spencer Street in Sunshine for proposed Thermo King facility.

1993
1993

Southern States Group opened for business on the 6th September 1993.

Southern States Group opened for business on the 6th September 1993.