The Beginning: Horse and Cart Days
In 1886 Charles Coulson attended an auction as a spectator in Melbourne Victoria and ended up buying a horse and cart carrier business, therefore beginning the start of Charles Coulson Transport. The business has endured 135 years in various forms and today, Tony Lyons, a descendant of the Coulson family, continues this legacy with Critical Freight based in Brisbane, a vibrant transport company specializing in refrigerated Flower freight and transport.
Transport in the Family
In the years since his great-great-grandfather operated a horse and cart business around Melbourne, Charles Coulson Transport operated in a number of transport areas including liquid transport in rubber bulk collapsible containers, B doubles, fuel transport for BP and Australian and contracts with Boral.
Charles Coulson Transport built a sizable container storage business in later years, eclipsing the general cartage business. Coulson Transport was originally sold to Mayne Nickless in 1999, and later Rocke BrosTransport acquired the business in 2003.
Tony Lyons quietly established a foothold in the retail and flower industry through the Brizzys flower retail outlets in Brisbane over the last 25 years and later moved into refrigerated transport.
Critical Freight was established to service the growing wholesale flower transport industry and associated and trades, and trades under Coulson Transport Pty Ltd
Tony Lyons, director of Critical Freight has over 25 years’ experience with flower deliveries in Brisbane. When it comes to caring for and preserving the beauty and freshness of flowers- we have it covered.