The bearing manufacturer is celebrating a milestone in its partnership with the Launceston Police and Community Youth Club

ACL Bearing Company (Australia) Pty Ltd and its prior iterations have been operating in the northern suburbs of Launceston for 75 years.
ACL has a very strong presence in the community through its continued support of community and motorsport partnerships.
One enduring and valuable partnership it is proud of is with the Launceston Police and Community Youth Club (PCYC).
The Launceston PCYC is a very valued member of the community and provides a broad range of social and recreational opportunities, enabling young people and community members to participate in fun and affordable physical and wellbeing activities.
Through its Mobile Activity Centre (MAC), the Launceston PCYC can take engaging physical activities to the broader community including schools, youth groups, and a wide and varied range of community activities.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the MAC. ACL purchased and provided the original unit to the PCYC back in 1999, and recently gave it a makeover.
“We were delighted to be involved in giving the trailer a makeover,” ACL Bearing Company (Australia) General Manager, Chris Brooks, said.
“Our maintenance team stripped the old trailer and worked meticulously to transform the shell into a modern and versatile resource for the PCYC to use to take their activities to the community.
“It was great project for our team, which included the involvement of our apprentices.
“The 2024 makeover offers numerous improvements to the operation and safety of the trailer and includes a high visibility contemporary wrap, providing a very noticeable and visual presence.
“The PCYC provide a fantastic service and we are pleased to play a small role in taking their service and support programs to the community.”

The MAC program is an important part of the Launceston PCYC’s commitment to providing opportunity for vulnerable youth.
“ACL has been an unwavering pillar of support for our community for over two decades, and their sponsorship of the entire refurbishment of our beloved Mobile Activity Centre (MAC) trailer, originally acquired in 1999, is a testament to their enduring commitment to our cause,” PCYC Launceston Club Manager, Melissa Matthys, said.
“But their impact doesn’t stop there! ACL has also played a pivotal role in enriching the lives of countless individuals across the northern suburbs, by funding MAC programs in the northern suburbs of Launceston.
“The refurbished trailer marks an extraordinary celebration of 25 years of the MAC program for PCYC Launceston – a journey that wouldn’t have been possible without ACL’s initial purchase a quarter of a century ago.
“The Mobile Activity Centre has been a transformative initiative for youth, providing a safe and engaging environment where young people can participate in various recreational and educational activities.
“By bringing programs directly to communities, it removes barriers to access and reaches those who might not otherwise benefit from such opportunities.
“This fosters social inclusion, builds self-esteem, and encourages positive behaviour, offering a constructive outlet and essential support for vulnerable youth.
“This proactive approach not only helps in diverting young people from potentially harmful situations but also equips them with skills and experiences that can pave the way for a brighter future.”

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