Our History - Kelly's Truck and Marine Service

Over fifty years ago John Kelly commenced his journey as an apprentice heavy duty mechanical engineer, John gained skills and technical knowledge whilst working for an earth moving and haulage company (manganese) later he moved to a "Chamberlain" agi-business dealership, gaining experience within the agricultural industry.

 Appointed as workshop foreman for a Perth based brick & tile transport company for over 5 years.

John moved to Geraldton to take up a position of service manager of a prominent local international harvester, truck & tractor dealership for ten years.

In late 1983, John decided to further his career by building his own business, thus: "Kelly's Truck & Tractor (and Marine) Service" commenced trading in January 1984.

For over 40 years, John has all of the experience of all types of Cummins engines and held a Cummins service and support dealership for over 15 years.

John realised the potential of aviation in business, gaining his pilots licence in April 1989 and with a multi engine endorsement, John purchased a Cessna 310L twin engine aircraft (VH-KTT) for use in regional and northern areas.

Kelly's are an authorised Scania truck and  marine repairer dealer, the Scania dealership commenced operation in 1990 which is on going today.

The staff at Kelly's have a combined total of over 90 years industry expertise and experience.

Over the years, Kelly's have trained countless apprentices and today, we are still training apprentices, John's former apprentices are holding management positions within leading companies and dealerships.

"From apprentice to trades person, it is the dedication, training and skills, the key to a successful business." - John Kelly.