PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT: Nathan Keam, Sarah Ellis, Geoff Ough, Wade Ellis, Rodney Schuller, Lesley Schuller, Robert Schultz, Miles Cross
Wimmera Diesel Injection has come a long way since Rodney started with the company as an apprentice back in 1979.
In the year 2000, after many years of working for the company and creating a name for himself within the industry, Rod saw an opportunity to purchase the business from its current owner.
Wimmera Diesel originally started trading from a small shop on the edge of town in Old Hamilton Road. As the years went on the business continued to grow. It saw the addition of a new team member Robert Schultz in 1996, as well as a location change when the business moved to a bigger and brighter premises, being 68 McPherson Street, Horsham.
In 2001 after only owning Wimmera Diesel for roughly 12 months, an opportunity arose for Rod to further expand the business and move from not only offering a Diesel Injection service, repairing fuel pumps and turbos, but also adding general mechanical repairs, maintenance and 4x4 accessories to his list of expertise.
It was with this that Wimmera Diesel Injection & Action Off Road was born.
In 2003 Wimmera Diesel Injection & Action Off Road moved into its current address at 64 McPherson Street, Horsham. This most recent move to an even bigger location meant that the business could expand the retail side of things to include a wider range of 4x4 accessories from some of the leading brands including TJM, EFS, Phirana, Britax and Rhino Rack, while still holding onto the original suppliers who have been with them since day one such as Fleetgaurd, Ryco, Donaldson and Baldwin.
In 2011 the Wimmera Diesel team expanded again when Wade Ellis joined the team. The current premises then went through some light renovations to make room for some additional work shop space as well as a common rail test bench and clean room.
The most recently change however, came about in 2014 when Robert Schultz & Wade Ellis decided to follow in Rodney's footsteps and buy into the business.
Between all three co-owners, they now have over 89 year's experience within the industry. Add this experience to quality workman ship, good old fashion family values and a team who is committed to continual development. We can only hope that the Wimmera Diesel success story continues for many more years to come.