TRUCKING TO THE MAX - 01.05.2015

CHRIS HERDE

LEADING American car importer Performax International is set to muscle in on the Brisbane market with plans to build its first purpose-built showroom in North Lakes. 

The Gympie-based company paid $1.68 million for a 5336sq m vacant site at site at Lot 43 Flinders Pde, at Stockland’s North Lakes Business Park, north of Brisbane.

The deal was struck by Raine & Horne Commercial’s Nick Bandiera.

It will be Performax’s first showroom in the greater Brisbane area, and it is expected to open near the end of this year.

The facility, next to Bruce Highway, will house sales, service and spare parts operations supporting Performax’s range of new, right-hand drive Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, Toyota and Dodge pick-up trucks. 

It also will allow space for expansion of the company, which will retain its administration headquarters and production lines in Gympie. 

Performax general manager Glenn Soper said that with plans to build more than 400 vehicles in the next financial year the time was right to have a substantial capital-city retail presence.

“In addition to our network of dealers around Australia, our own dedicated retail outlet will help showcase our product range to a greater number of customers,” he said. 

“We’ll also have 10 workshop bays for carrying out warranty service and repairs.” Mr Bandiera said activity in the North Lakes Business Park had accelerated this year.

“Many lots in the business park have been acquired because of its exposure,” he said. “This property was an ideal size and ideal location. 

“There was a bit of interest but they were the successful purchasers..”

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