DAVIESWAY recently added eight new technical support staff to its Victorian team – with three of them based out of Leongatha.
The decision comes at a time when confidence in the industry has been pummelled.
However, the family-owned dairy equipment sales and manufacturing company has repeatedly proven that when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
The additional team members are well known locally, and have come to Daviesway via their former positions with processor Murray Goulburn (MG).
The Leongatha team members include: Henry Matser, Shane Mostert and Travis Twite.
They join Phillip Weller and Jason Knight (at Koroit), Peter Bignell and Tim Rolling (Simpson) and Mark Johnston (at Maffra).
Daviesway’s decision puts more feet on the ground for its specialist team – as the Melbourne-based company moves forward to roll out a number of exciting innovations this year.
Travis Twite said the opportunity to join Daviesway, which is headed up by some of the finest technical dairy brains in the business, had been incredibly positive.
“We’ve all seen the opportunity for this business,” Travis said.
“Even though times are tough, there is still confidence in the industry, and Daviesway has a great reputation.”
He said he was excited by the additional opportunity [through his new position] to train overseas, and to be able to work in dairy installation teams with the company – both interstate and overseas.
He looks forward to sharing that knowledge with Leongatha dairymen.
Quality and commitment
Daviesway has more than a century of runs on the board – surviving because it has never swayed from offering quality products, delivered and installed with decency and knowledge.
To that end, it often beats multinational companies on quotes – making it an Australian home-grown success story in its own right. Its team of 68 have been employed by the company for an average of 17 years.
Owner, John Davies, says the secret to Daviesway’s efforts, was not rocket science. He said it came down to having the right products, and the right people.
“Life isn’t supposed to be one hellish event, or an unbearable series of catastrophic events on a daily basis, and then you die,” John smiled.
“You can get out of bed and be really miserable every day, or you can get out of bed and think you’re going to have a great day.”