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Brian Hayley

Founder of Autotrac Automotive and All Cab Airconditioning

Brian had no great love of school, preferring to earn his stripes in the workshops of which there were many in his career.

He began as a panel beater apprentice, moved to servicing Volkswagons and pump fuel and by the ripe old age of 16 was working on towtrucks.

Brian was already on the way to being a big achiever and then he got his licence.

While still a young blade, he ran a wrecking business for a partnership and then began Autotrack Automotive in 1976, doing exhaust work and airconditioning. At one stage he had around 30 people fitting airconditioning to new cars and trucks. Two years later, he started the onsite fitting and servicing of airconditioning – the beginning of All Cab.

Brian orchestrated the takeover of AMC and has since then been designing and building his own heavy duty equipment for earthmoving machinery.

His mobile workshop was an old delivery truck, self contained with all the gear needed to build and manufacture mount and drive brackets. This developed into three trucks and four light commercials on the road full time.Brian is now semi retired, but keeps a close eye on the progress of his business.

Brian is one of those guys that if you are a young person just starting out, you would be doing yourselves the biggest favour by inviting him to spend a day in your business. His advice would astound and inspire you.