About The Drake Group

About The Drake Group

From pioneering construction to excellent build quality

As leading trailer manufacturers, the name Drake comes with a guarantee of innovation and reliability. With a combined 100 years of experience, The Drake Group brands O’Phee Trailers and Drake Trailers have continued to design and manufacture the highest quality trailers to complete the task at hand with modest efficiency.

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 rocksolid reliability. Every new Drake trailer has improved the capability and safety of heavy haulage in one of Australia’s most demanding industries. As a result, Drake has become the first choice for many businesses within the industry. A Drake Trailer investment equates to a great resale value.

2009 marked the beginning of a new identity, Drake Collectibles.

This was 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.

The people who make it – make the difference.

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 has created a wide range of products including Curtain Slidas, perfect for flexible haulage of general goods, and Drop Decks and Flat Tops for heavy haulage jobs. O’Phee is well-known for bringing Performance-Based Standards to life long before it became widespread throughout the heavy transport industry.

For 30 years, BoXLoader has developed extensive expertise in the side loader container industry. The Drake Group is the industrial and commercial partner for Australia, with O’Phee Trailers and BoXLoader collaborating to build container transport models for the Australian market. The designs boast significant tare weight savings through a lighter, stronger frame design and the unique BoXLoader crane modules provide quicker, safer and more reliable operation for the user.

The Drake Group are the exclusive dealer for Cometto products in Australia. Cometto is the specialist for the development and manufacture of heavy load modules and self-propelled modular vehicles for service loads exceptionally heavy, long, wide or tall – up to 15,000 tons! The Drake Group have the proficiency to handle any Cometto spare parts and servicing tasks across the country.

Sunseeker East Coast Australia

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 Groups 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.

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 thirdparty road worthy certificates. The service and repair businesses are supported by our core engineering business meaning no project is outside of our capabilities.

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, trailer load engineering which includes weight distribution, load stability and tie-down requirements, and general drafting services for the transport industry. 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.

The Drake Group stock high quality spare parts for trailers manufactured by Drake Trailers O’Phee Trailers, BoXLoader and Cometto. 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.