When and how it all started

Clifford Powell has a long history dating back to 1891 when it began business as W.L Powell Saddlery. In 1915 it was taken over by Q.A Powell and it continued to operated as a saddlery until the late 1940’s when Clifford Powell took over and ran it as a Motor Trimmer until 1978.

It was then sold to Horrie Nowland who continued to trade as Clifford Powell as did Paul Taliana when he purchased the business in 1987.

In 1993 Paul Taliana had pushed Clifford Powell to near its peak and opened a second branch in Alexandria to release pressure off the Darlinghurst workshop.

Four years later he decided to consolidate his efforts back into the original workshop and sell off the Alexandria shop.

Mark Bonello who had apprenticed under Paul purchased the business and Sydney Motor Trimmers was created in 1997.

Clifford Powell later then moved to a new premises in Botany and continued until in late 2004 Paul Taliana and Mark Bonello decided to merge the two companies back together operating as Sydney Motor Trimmers and Clifford Powell Motor Trimmers from the one location in Alexandria.

Through our company’s fast growth and vast experience and thanks to our highly experienced craftsman, Sydney Motor Trimmers has secured a highly recognised place within its industry.

Being located in the outer city suburb of Alexandria, and being accessible by a large range of businesses, our client base speaks for itself.

From small repairs to dealing with corporations and companies like Ford, Avis, Hertz, Qantas, Legion Cabs & Taxis Combined "just to mention a few", it does not matter what the job is, you can rely on us to do it right.

If you have any enquiries, questions or simply need a quote for a repair, please don't hesitate to call or email our office, we will be only too happy to help you in any way we can.,

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