History of Bonney Energy from the beginning with its founder Byron Bonney through to today.
Byron negotiated a contract with then current Fuel Agency, Golden Fleece for the Launceston area, which employed approximately 16 people. He then commenced a joint venture with Australian Newsprint Mills (ANM) which then formed a company called Pine Harvesters. Mechanical tree harvesting was then introduced (first in Australia), which employed approximately 28 people.
Golden Fleece was acquired by Caltex. A new division was created within Lloyds North called LN Petroleum. LN Petroleum distributed Caltex products in Northern Tasmania.
LN Construction was formed, as part of a division of Lloyds North. LN Construction was primarily contracted with the HEC to construct Hydro Dams on the West Coast of Tasmania. With 80 people employed and 33 articulated dump trucks designed to work in adverse ground conditions, made up the largest of such fleet in Australia.
A joint venture with Australian Newsprint Mills was ceased. This then was the beginning of the LN Forestry division.
LN Construction was ceased when the Hydro Scheme finished.
The LN Forestry division was sold. Lloyds North primarily focussed on the remaining divisions - LN Petroleum and LN Transport
Bonney Fox JV was created between Lloyds North and Linfox, after receiving notification from Aberfoyle Resources/Hellyer Division, that Bonney Fox was successful in the haulage contract. Lloyds North purchased Trident Industries which comprised the Industrial Services Division and the Ulverstone Quarry.
Lloyds North JV and Bonney Fox win its second major contract with Copper Mines of Tasmania.
Third major contract for Bonney Fox was won with Mancala contract.
A strategic alliance was formed with newly privatised rail company Tasrail. This then led to a successful supply chain contract.
The first of two six inch Spoutvac Vac-Truck was purchased to meet the needs of the Industrial Services Division, to service customers throughout Tasmania.
Purchased and developed Rocherlea premises, which consolidated two Launceston operations and Head Office to one site.
Lloyds North celebrated its 25th year of operation.
Purchased Seen Petroleum a Launceston based Ampol distributor, making Caltas the sole Northern Tasmania distributor for Caltex/Ampol.
Purchased Brambles Burnie Fleet operations, employing 20 people.
Lloyds North purchased Linfox’s 50% shareholding in Bonney Fox and created the new West Coast Division, specialising in the mining sector.
Lloyds North’s subsidiary company LN Mining Pty Ltd, takes a majority shareholding in a specialist underground mining contractor business, with contracts in Victoria and Tasmania.
Lloyds North Water was established when a void in the water industry was identified, especially on the treatment and re-use of water. This highlighted the need for a new service provider, with the aim of delivering a variety of quality services and products to various aspects of the water industry.
Lloyds North Water wins contract with the Tasmanian Irrigation Development Board (TIDB), to build two pump stations for the Whitemore Irrigation Scheme.
Caltas wins a 5 year contract with Woolworths to provide petroleum distribution for Tasmania.
Bonney Energy bought assets from Chisholm Pty Ltd in southern Victoria. This is where Bonney Energy was first born. A sister company to Caltas, Lloyds North and division of Bonney Group Pty Ltd.
40th Anniversary for Lloyds North
Caltas celebrates 25 years.
Bonney Energy took over Commission Agent of Hamilton Starmart
Bonney Energy expanded retail operation with a number of sites in regional Victoria (Caltex Nhill, Caltex Warrnambool, Caltex Baillie Street (Horsham) and Caltex Poolside (Horsham))
Wivenhoe (Tasmania) unmanned Truck and Fuel facility was re-developed.
Campbell Town South (Tasmania) Diesel Stop was built.
Caltex Australia announced they were re-branding to Ampol Australia.
Fuel entities re-branded to common name of Bonney Energy
Caltas re-named to Bonney Energy Tasmania
Bonney Energy re-branded to Bonney Energy Victoria
Bonney Energy Victoria won a fixed fleet cartage contract.
Bonney Energy Victoria re-developed Baillie Street and Halls Gap sites, to promote retail through the new Zoom Food brand
Bonney Energy commenced operation of Wendouree Starmart.
Hamilton Starmart reverted to Caltex Australia operation