Duratray > History

Duratray Transport Equipment was established in 1989, with the vision to fill a void in the market of quality tray bodies along with establishing a family business.

The business began in a small shed on an acreage property in Carina Qld, servicing the local car dealers and retail clients.


Strong growth in the early 1990’s meant that the company soon outgrew this workshop, and in 1991 moved to a larger premises in Coorparoo.


With the introduction of steel trays and truck bodies, along with continued growth, by the mid 1990’s Duratray had well outgrown this factory and it was time to move again. A factory was built in the new industrial estate at Morningside Qld to allow for future expansion.

In the mid 2000’s, the decision was made to separate the truck and ute body divisions of the business. Duralloy Truck Bodies was established to exclusively service the truck body industry whilst Duratray expanded in the ute body market. By relocating the truck body manufacture to Deception Bay on Brisbane’s northside, it allowed both businesses to further expand and focus on the individual industry segments.


In 2012 with Duratray now expanding in the ute body and fleet markets, more space was required and another move was initiated. The large Capalaba Qld facility was secured, giving more than double the workshop and office space plus triple the property size.

This premises has been customised to suit Duratray’s exact needs, with separate manufacturing and installation buildings plus extensive office space and vehicle storage facilities.This ensures we have the facilities to handle all of our customers’ requirements from retail single purchases right through to large national and fleet customers.

Much has evolved in the business over the last 27 years, with three generations now actively involved in the growing family business, however the original vision still remains strong – to be Queensland’s most recognised and widely used manufacturer and supplier of quality tray bodies and accessories to suit every industry and application.