Food transport companies aren’t particularly energy efficient. There are huge storage facilities to maintain, cool rooms set to different temperatures and refrigerated trucks, making electricity expensive. So when Vince Cordoma, owner of leading Australian transportation company LRT/VCT Transport and ANZ business customer, approached us about getting finance to help switch to a more energy efficient onsite refrigeration system, we were happy to help.
LRT/VCT Transport is a fourth generation family-run business, who has been operating since 1977. It’s gone from a fleet of just two trucks to more than 35 prime movers and 75 trailers, with operational facilities in Robinvale on the NSW-VIC border, and Irymple just near Mildura.
Supplying produce all across Australia
“We store all the goods here,” Vince explains, referring to the huge amounts of locally grown fruits and vegetables that are supplied to distribution centres for supermarket chains throughout Australia and internationally. “We’re opening up our export markets all over the world, with produce grown in the area,” he says.
ANZ Agribusiness manager Paul Connor has had a long-standing relationship with Vince. “It’s been a generational relationship,” Paul says. “Over time I’ve worked with Vince’s parents, uncles, the whole family. We’ve been working with them to fund their requirements and look at some options, to fit their changing needs.”