Making a mark in Australian Manufacturing


Sloanebuilt Trailers lead the Australian Manufacturing Industry as Australian Owned Business of the Year

SMEATON GRANGE, May 31 2023 –  Sloanebuilt Trailers, one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of heavy vehicle trailer and tipper bodies has been honoured with the prestigious title of Australian Owned Business of the Year 2023. The award ceremony took place on May 31st at Sloanebuilt’s state-of-the-art 9-acre facility located in Smeaton Grange, NSW. This remarkable achievement marks a significant milestone in the company’s journey highlighting Sloanebuilt's unwavering commitment to Australian manufacturing and its relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation in the Heavy Vehicle Industry.

The event, attended by guests from over 15 distinguished suppliers, was graced by the presence of esteemed Kristy Ponting, the General Manager of Australian Owned. Her passion and extensive experience in promoting Australian businesses further highlighted the significance of this recognition. Ponting commended Sloanebuilt's unparalleled commitment to quality, safety, and comradery in manufacturing. She attested that the Australian Owned judges panel meticulously selected Sloanebuilt out of 200 entries due to their remarkable capabilities and exceptional processes. Ms Ponting praised Sloanebuilt's incredible facility and growth over the years as well as the company’s pivotal role in advancing the Australian economy.

The Australian Owned Business of the Year award distinguishes businesses that are advocates of the Australian Owned initiative and have a strong operational focus on Australian-produced and manufactured suppliers. Sloanebuilt’s selection as Australian Owned Business of the Year from over 200 entries demonstrates the company’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and contribution to the heavy vehicle industry. Their state-of-the-art facility, which served as the venue for the award ceremony, is a testament to their continued investment in cutting-edge technology, advanced manufacturing processes, and skilled tradespeople, engineers, and admin staff.


As a leading player in the heavy vehicle industry, Sloanebuilt Trailers a proud Australian-built and family-owned business, has become synonymous with focusing on generations of product knowledge, quality, excellence, innovation, and engineering. With a commitment to Australian manufacturing and prioritising local suppliers, Sloanebuilt has supported the national economy, created employment opportunities, fostered a talent ecosystem, and contributed to the local community.

“We are humbled and deeply honoured to be recognised as the Australian Owned Business of the Year for 2023.” Said Fred Marano, Managing Director of Sloanebuilt Trailers. “This recognition is a testament to the team’s hard work, dedication, and the trust placed in us by our customers and strong partnerships we established with local suppliers. We would like to dedicate this award to them as we could not have done it without their contribution.”

Sloanebuilt Trailers will continue to push the boundaries of design, engineering, and manufacturing to deliver superior trailers renowned for their durability, performance, and innovation. Mr Marano stated that, “For over 35 years, we have strived to set new benchmarks in Australian manufacturing keeping all processes in-house. This award underscores our commitment to delivering end-to-end solutions that ‘meet standards’ and ‘exceeds all expectations.’”

With this award, Sloanebuilt reaffirm its commitment to maintaining its position as a leader in the Heavy Vehicle industry and supporting the growth and prosperity of the Australian economy.