Mark Brown helps set up the Performax Steering Conversion Facility at the Gympie Industrial Estate.
Mark Brown helps set up the Performax Steering Conversion Facility at the Gympie Industrial Estate. Renee Pilcher

Performax International leads way

GYMPIE-based Performax International is accelerating ahead with their expansion into a spacious, refurbished workshop at the Gympie Industrial Estate.

The move is underway into the 2500 square metre Performax Steering Conversion Facility, general manager Glenn Soper said yesterday.

Performax International is considered the best in the industry, pioneering a process that changed the way imported left-hand drive to right-hand drive vehicle conversions were done and now their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is nearing completion.

Mr Soper said the company had outgrown its original site and all manufacturing will now be undertaken at the new location.

The production line would produce one right hand vehicle per day, with Corvettes, and Mustangs worked on in their own bays - one of each produced every three weeks, and the facility capable of producing one Comaro a day if required.

The company makes its own plastic dashes for Comaros and trucks with a German-built plastic injection machine – one of only two in Australia.

Last year, the company had a turnover in excess of $22 million and with the new manufacturing plant in operation will employ a total of 63 staff, with around 31 at the workshop.

Gympie Times


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