Our History

Since brothers Carl and Frank Cardaci purchased their first truck in 1968 and officially incorporated Centurion in 1971, the CFC Group has grown significantly.


  • CFC Group acquires ELB Equipment and the rights to distribute underground construction brand Ditch Witch and waste management brand Komptech throughout Australia and New Zealand.


  • CFC Group acquires partnership with Atlas Copco and Dynapac to distribute construction equipment through its network.
  • Centurion opens premises in Mackay, Brisbane, Emerald and Adelaide.


  • Underground Services Australia and Cape Crushing & Earthmoving merge to become Cape, a provider of world class solutions to businesses operating in the resources, utilities and infrastructure sectors.
  • Centurion buys the trailing assets of McAleese and expands nationally.


  • CFC Group acquires Redstar a specialist fixed-speed diesel equipment company providing generators, compressors, welders, lighting towers, distribution boards, parts & servicing to many of Australia’s largest mining, construction, industrial, rental and government organisations.


  • CFC Group completes the purchase of Cape Crushing and Earthmoving.


  • CFC Group purchase the remaining shares of Underground Services Australia.


  • CEA becomes single franchise focused and changes its trading name to JCB CEA.
  • New $40m purpose built freight terminal opened in Hazelmere, Perth.


  • CFC Equipment acquires remaining shares in CEA and drops the CFC Equipment brand.


  • Centurion acquires Brambles Northwest operations.
  • CFC Equipment establishes Adelaide operation and acquires shareholding in CEA. CFC and CEA appointed as the JCB Distributor for Australia.


  • CFC Group acquires 50% shareholding in Underground Services Australia.


  • Cape Crushing was founded by Leanne & Mike Heddon.


  • Underground Services Australia is established by Peter Rowles, initially focusing on the installation of gas mains in built up areas.


  • CEA is established by Kevan Wacey and 5 partners.


  • CFC Equipment is established and begins trading in used equipment.


  • After picking up several transport contracts, the founders decided to incorporate Centurion Transport Co Pty Ltd.


  • Brothers Frank and Carl Cardaci commence a partnership in transport, purchasing a used truck with the aim of reselling.