More than 45 years ago, Mr Tom Henry realised the need in the light trailer industry for the supply of quality hubs and stub axles.
It was during 1968 that Melbourne Trailer & Caravan Supplies (MTCS) first opened its one-man business in a single fronted shop of about 30 sqm in North Road, East Bentleigh, opposite what used to be Oakleigh Technical School. Customers during those early years would not be aware that at the back of the sales counter was a pegboard partition behind which was a miniature warehouse, workbench and repair centre.
As business developed, MTCS found that it needed a small factory in which to do its welding, warehousing and repair work. In 1973 we occupied a small premise of 110 sqm in Herald Street, Cheltenham and from there had subsequent moves to even bigger factories in Viking Court, Cheltenham and Alex Avenue, Moorabbin whilst still operating the “Head Office” shop in East Bentleigh.
It was in 1982 that MTCS decided to have our office, factory and warehouse all under one roof again – and moved to the premises at 155 Keys Road, Moorabbin where we blossomed into a company supplying to every state of Australia and even some companies in New Zealand.
After spending over 12 years at this site and finding the need to utilise other nearby factories as mini warehouses, we again found the need to move to 333 Warrigal Road, Cheltenham occupying 3000 sqm and employing a staff of 32.