The Drake family started their trailer business from a small workshop in Brisbane in 1958. From the early days, Drake Trailers were determined to build Australia’s best trailers, focusing on strong materials and robust engineering which offers long-term efficiency, safety and rock-solid reliability.
Every new Drake trailer has improved the capability and safety of heavy haulage in one of Australia’s most demanding industries. Our core range of trailers is second to none. We are known for our custom trailer designs to cater to specialised loads and highly specific customer needs and standards. As a result, Drake has become the first choice for many businesses within the industry.
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Drake acquired O’Phee Trailers in 2015, formalising an alliance in quality trailer manufacturing. O’Phee Trailers is a pioneering force in the world of semi-trailers with a strong brand built on values of quality, reliability and service. O’Phee Trailers have over 40 years of experience manufacturing tough semi-trailers built to withstand the harshest conditions in Australia.
O’Phee is well-known for bringing Performance-Based Standards to life long before it became widespread throughout the heavy transport industry.
2009 marked the beginning of a new identity: Drake Collectibles. We founded Drake Collectibles in response to demand from avid diecast collectors and Drake Trailer operators alike. The initial focus was on replicas of Australian produced heavy transport equipment, starting with the iconic Drake Swingwing Low Loader, Dolly and Kenworth T908 Prime Mover combination. Drake Collectibles have now produced a variety of highly collectable replicas of both Australian and international pedigrees and are rapidly being recognised as a major contributor to the world-wide premium collectable market.
Our attention to detail means peace of mind for you. We focus on the little things to ensure that your business isn’t held up by supply issues or emergency breakdowns. Get the job done at the agreed time with the added benefit of fluid scheduling for emergency work. If you need more than just a quick cut, then we’re the right choice. Our team of experienced designers can help bring your concepts into reality, bringing old drawings up to industry standard or creating entirely new engineering drawings and 3D models from your ideas.
The Drake Group are the exclusive dealer for the Sunseeker brand on the East Coast of Australia. Sunseeker is a UK-built motor yacht company, specialising in boats sizing from 40-161ft. This arm of the business was born through The Drake Group’s owner, John Drake, who has a keen passion for luxury boats and understands the needs of a discerning buyer and the requirement to service and support the customer to the highest level.
Since 2011, The Drake Group has been the industrial and commercial partner for Boxloader in Australia. Boxloader are a leader in the side-lifter industry, driven to innovate with customer needs at the forefront of every design. Through collaboration with O’Phee Trailers, the BOXLOADER Multi-loader provides a point-to-point transportation solution made with the operator in mind.
The Drake Group became an exclusive distributor of Swinglift to the Australian market in 2019. O’Phee Trailers have collaborated with Swinglift to design container side-loaders that boast significant tare weight savings through a lighter, stronger frame design and crane modules that provide quicker, safer and more reliable operation for the user.
The Drake Group have fully equipped workshops in Brisbane and Perth, dedicated to servicing and repairing all makes of transport equipment. The Drake Group offer maintenance services, fleet servicing, onsite breakdown servicing, rebuilds, wheel alignments, machinery inspections and have access to HVRAS, Registration and third party road worthy certificates.
The Drake Group stock high quality spare parts for trailers manufactured by Drake Trailers O’Phee Trailers and BoXLoader. Parts even extend to trailers manufactured 60 years ago, as many of our models are still in use and in great condition. The Drake Group has several strategic freight partners meaning we can have parts dispatched and into the customer without delay both nationally and internationally.
The Drake Group are equipped to meet every engineering need and are experienced in heavy and specialised vehicle swept path analysis (2D and 3D), route swept path simulation using satellite imagery, and trailer load engineering. Our engineering services team works across our customer bases, industry bodies and associations as well as closely with the regulators to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry.