Antonio Giacci (Snr), the Founder of Giacci Bros, began his journey from humble beginnings.
Antonio Giacci (Snr) was born in 1933 in a small village in Italy - Sant'Angelo, Grotte, most famous for the sightings of St. Michael Archangel.
His passion for transport was ignited as a young boy where he would spend endless hours drawing trucks on scrap pieces of paper and when that ran out he would draw on the walls of his bedroom.
At the age of seventeen Antonio (Snr) was placed on a ship by his Mother, Carmina to join his Father Sabatino Giacci in Bunbury, Western Australia, where he was working to establish a home for his family. Upon arriving, Antonio (Snr) secured labouring jobs working alongside many other Italian immigrants. His burning passion to own his own truck finally became a reality, when in 1953, with enough money saved, he purchased his first second hand truck and immediately gained employment with the Main Roads Department. He would cart gravel from Monday to Friday and deliver firewood around the local area on the weekends. With limited knowledge of the English language, a neighbour would often accompany Antonio (Snr) to be his translator and giving him street directions.
Determined to expand, it was not until 1959, that Antonio (Snr) bought his first brand new truck, which increased his private fleet to three trucks.
It was during this time that the family experienced the loss of his Father Sabatino, and he automatically became the patriarch of the family, caring for his Mother. Antonio (Snr) soon married his wife, Maria and together they have five children; Sabatino, Carmela, Antonio (Jnr), Giovanna and Elisabetta.
Antonio (Snr) began grooming his two sons; Sabatino and Antonio (Jnr) from a young age, where the boys would often be seen sweeping the sheds and doing whatever jobs were required at the time. Giacci Bros continued to expand and as soon as his sons were of age, they acquired their heavy haulage drivers license and worked along side their Father, making a valued contribution into the evolution of the company.
Giacci Bros. played a pivotal role in the history of Australian transport industry, communities, the economy and countless Australian families through employment which spanned more than four decades. It became one of the largest family owned haulage and storage companies in the Southern Hemisphere.
Today, Antonio (Snr), is happily retired, residing in Western Australia with his wife Maria, excitingly supporting from the sidelines as the next chapter evolves with Giacci Global.