Our company

Lusty Trailers, a Legacy of Innovation

At the heart of GLT lies a rich history of passion, design, innovation, and a commitment to redefining the trailer industry. Established by Graham Lusty and Roger Hill, ‘Lusty trailers’ has become a name synonymous with quality and reliability. Over the decades, ‘Graham Lusty Trailers’ evolved into GLT and in the process has left an indelible positive mark on the landscape of Australian transportation.

Our Journey So Far

In 2010, GLT witnessed a pivotal moment in its narrative as it became a part of the esteemed TIP Group. This strategic acquisition marked the beginning of a new era for GLT, injecting fresh perspectives and resources into the company’s DNA.

Fast forward to 2019, and TIP Group proudly secured 100% ownership of GLT, cementing a partnership that would shape the trajectory of trailer manufacturing in Australia.

Today, GLT stands as a testament to unwavering commitment, embodying the values of quality, innovation, and trust. Our journey has been punctuated by milestones that speak volumes about our dedication to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of trailers.

Our Trailer Ranges

At GLT, our commitment to customers is reflected in our two distinctive trailer ranges.

Core Tipper Trailer Range

The Core Tipper Trailer Range has been carefully selected based on tried and tested, high-demand combinations. Ideal for fleets and those not looking for highly customised options, trailer sets can easily scale up seamlessly to evolving business needs.

Customised Trailer Range

GLT trailers are known for customisation and choice, and we excel at this. You dream it, we can create it. Our Custom Range caters to unique specifications, embodying premium craftsmanship.

Both ranges boast high quality, compliance, and low tare weight, ensuring every GLT trailer is a pinnacle of innovation tailored for excellence.

A new Era for GLT

As part of Graham Lusty’s 12 year succession plan, manufacturing and engineering industry leader Shay Chalmers was approached for the new CEO role. In 2023 her leadership position commenced, marking a new and exciting era for GLT.

Getting to know our CEO

Shay Chalmers is a highly-experienced engineering management professional with a global track record in diverse manufacturing environments, from steel to medical devices. Proudly based in Queensland, Shay witnesses daily the exceptional quality and problem-solving skills demonstrated by our local manufacturers.

Starting her career in the USA at a consolidated steel mill, Shay rapidly climbed the leadership ladder, managing a team of 150 employees by the age of 25. Following this, she spent six impactful years at Cook Medical, gaining experience in production, process engineering, and project management across Australia and Europe.

In 2017, Shay founded Strategic Engineering Australia, a consultancy firm specialising in strategic planning, process re-engineering, and project management for manufacturing applications. Her commitment to excellence has made her a trusted advisor in the industry.

Actively collaborating with government and industry, Shay has a mission to help ensure a carbon-conscious, prosperous and innovative future for Australian manufacturing, with GLT now at the heart of it.