Barker success at 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Among a highly competitive field of nominations, last night Barker Trailers were presented the Leader in Workforce Skills Development Award Winner at the Hall of Fame Gala Dinner. The Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame recognises outstanding businesses and individuals in the manufacturing industry, those driving to keep the industry strong, while supporting hundreds and thousands […]

Barker Trailers recognised for Investment in People at VTA Freight Industry Awards 2018

44 years ago, brothers Arthur and Ernie Barker started with a passion – to build great trailers, with great craftsmanship, for great customers, all underpinned by great people. Over 10,000 trailers later, the passion remains. Through the ups and downs of family business, in a challenging yet rewarding industry, Barker Trailers continue to invest heavily […]

Thousand semi trailers for Semi Skel

A proud milestone for Barker Semi Skel Hire and Barker Trailers came together last week to celebrate the delivery of the 1000th trailer to the Semi Skel Fleet. Semi Skel owner Geoff Kelly spoke passionately about growing his business from trailers to achieving 100 units, to achieving 100 units, then 200, 500 and now 1000. […]

Moving in a positive direction

Barker Trailers builds on Committed to its role as a key player in the local manufacturing of quality trailers, Barker Trailers is continuing to expand on its great depth, with chief executive officer, Simon Meadows assembling a senior management structure to take the 43-year-old Barker Trailers business well into the future. One of the latest […]

Experience & innovation on display

What started as a general engineering business back in 1974, Barker Trailers is now a major manufacturer of world class semi-trailers with a total factory size of over 30,000 square metres. Based in Victoria, Barker Trailers manufacture across two different plants; its Maryborough plant completes the steel work and builds the chassis and the Woodend […]

Manufacturing innovation

Major local employer and industry innovator Barker Trailers has secured substantial national partnerships on the back of new product design, and will see its workforce grow further in the next financial year. The Woodend / Maryborough manufacturer has pioneered a new bread van, along with a new trailer curtain design launched at the recent Brisbane […]