De Bruyn’s Transport is a privately family owned Tasmanian Company operated by brothers John and Dirk, together with their cousin John. Cornelius de Bruyn, great uncle of the present owners, established the Company in 1965. The de Bruyn family has a 100 year transport heritage which started in 1910 when their great-great grandfather purchased a 12 ton capacity boat with the help of his family to transport sand, gravel and heating fuel to customers along the inland waterways of Holland.
De Bruyn’s Transport has provided transport services for the West Coast mining industry for nearly 50 years. On April 1, 1965, the Company commenced carting for the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company and later that year for the Renison Tin Mine. Today, De Bruyn’s Transport proudly continues to provide transport services to both these mines.
In 1990 the future of the West Coast mining industry looked bleak. Renison Tin and Mount Lyell Mining Co both planned to close their operations. These closures did not eventuate but the family felt the need to diversify so as not to completely rely on the West Coast mining industry.
Today the West Coast mining industry is still an important part of the business and the Company is also heavily involved in General transport, freight forwarding, storage and distribution, waste management and bulk cartage. This diversification has also led to the establishment of depots in Launceston, Hobart and Devonport.
De Bruyn’s Transport currently has a workforce of nearly 200 people and a fleet of 120 trucks, plus in excess of 200 trailers and other specialized equipment. The Company is committed to the maintenance of a modern and efficient fleet of equipment, to ensure it provides a reliable cost effective and environmentally sustainable service to its customers. The commitment to offering innovative solutions and a quality personal service has assisted the company to continue to improve its competitive position and become one of the leading providers of transport services in Tasmania.