The Tilly’s Crawler Parts story began in 1924, when Richard Tilly purchased one of the first ever crawler tractors imported into Australia, a Holt 2 Ton. The Holt Manufacturing Company and the Best Tractor Company later amalgamated to form the Caterpillar Tractor Company. This association was continued and further developed by Richard’s son Hugh and his grandson Andrew.
In 1965, Hugh used bulldozers for land development at Condamine, and saw a future in the resale of these reconditioned machines.
After completing his university degree and then a diesel fitter’s apprenticeship with his father, in 1984 Hugh’s son Andrew visited Kronk’s Earthmoving Machinery Auction in Toowoomba, and realised the potential for a parts supply business. Tilly’s Crawler Parts Pty Ltd was founded to provide quality new and secondhand parts, carefully sourced from within Australia and across the world.
Now, in 2017, Tilly’s has become an iconic brand in the earthmoving and excavation industry. With a reputation for being one of Australia’s most trusted suppliers of quality new and used parts and used machinery, Tilly’s now stocks over 43,000 new items, specialising in brands such as Caterpillar, Komatsu and Hyundai to name a few. Over 140 quality used machines are available for sale at any one time, ranging from excavators to compactors and wheel loaders.
Tilly’s long-held mantra of ‘Right Part, Right Price, Right Now’ still rings true, with the team supplying parts across Australia and beyond. Known for their commitment to excellence in customer service and with nearly 70 staff, eight hectares of used and dismantled machinery and a full onsite workshop and service centre, Tilly’s can ensure minimum down-time and quality-controlled repairs and maintenance. A culture of continual improvement and growth across the entire company has enabled Tilly’s to stand the test of time.
Tilly’s core values and customer-focused service remain the same – and now it’s time for a new look. Only the branding has changed – it’s still the Tilly’s you know.
Contact the Tilly’s team on 07 4636 6000 or visit www.tillys.com.au