Tru-Blue Trays Engineers, Boilermakers & Staff

About Tru-Blue Trays – Experts in Custom Ute Trays

Tru-Blue Trays is a subsidiary of Boardman Engineering. As a company based in Geelong, Victoria, Boardman Engineering has an enviable reputation for specialising in heavy transport engineering and the maintenance of heavy earth moving machinery.

Leveraging this strong fabrication and machining background, Tru-Blue Trays constructs heavy duty steel ute trays designed for the toughest conditions in Australia. Whether you’re a farmer, tradie or earth moving company, our custom ute trays are ideal for a hard day’s work, anything from urban environments to outback Australia. With a massive 1000 metre square workshop in Geelong, we manufacture purpose built steel ute trays, tipper trays and canopies for an extensive range of vehicles: from dual cab Landcruisers to single cab Rangers.

Whilst some people believe that steel products are too heavy and can compromise their vehicle’s GVM, our custom ute trays, tipper trays and canopies are carefully designed to keep the additional weight to a minimum. After all, it’s the tough construction of our steel products that makes them a winner when it comes to durability. We are proud of our quality construction, perfect finishes and customer service.

Ute Tray Fabrication – Tough & Durable Designs

Since we manufacture purpose built Custom Ute Trays, Ute Tipper Trays and Ute Canopies we can customise your ute tray to suit your specific needs. All our trays come with a standard set of inclusions, but you can also select from our premium inclusions, as well as any other customisations you might need. Customisations include under tray toolboxes and water tanks added to a rear drawer, but essentially, whatever you need we can make it happen!


  • We specialise in ute trays, tipper trays and ute canopies
  • Built with high quality steel & designed to last
  • Heavy duty, tough, sturdy & reliable
  • Innovative designs & attention to detail
  • All custom ute tray jobs are completed within 30 days
  • Available for most makes & models
  • Over 25 years’ custom welding experience
  • Competitively priced for quality and value
  • We stock a wide range of accessories
Andy Boardman - Director Tru-Blue Trays

Andrew Boardman

Tru-Blue Trays Director

Tru-Blue Trays Heritage

Tru-Blue Trays began life as Boardman Engineering in 1994, a local family owned and operated business, servicing country Victoria. Specialising in the trucking and earth moving industries, they moved to Moolap, Geelong in 2013 and continue to grow their business today.

Fast track to 2019, where Andrew Boardman noticed a gap in the market for strong, high quality steel ute trays. Around the same time that Andrew recognised this opportunity, Tyrer Engineering closed their operations; Stuart Tyrer was known far and wide for his sturdy, no nonsense quality custom ute trays. So Boardman Engineering purchased the designs and drawings from Tyrer Engineering with a vision to create a new wing of Boardman Engineering and Tru-Blue Trays was born.

Today, Andrew Boardman is the Director of Tru-Blue Trays with a large handpicked workforce, selected for their attention to detail, quality of work, enthusiasm and loyalty. Many of Andrew’s employees bring decades of experience and qualifications to the company, helping to create the heavy duty custom steel ute trays that are known throughout Australia as Tru-Blue Trays.

Our Vision & Mission

To build the best quality, head turning custom steel ute trays on the market and to build top quality trays that look like they cost a fortune but are affordable.

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