To all of our valued customers, suppliers, friends and acquaintances.
It is with a heavy heart that I convey confirmation of the very sad news of the passing of our esteemed friend and past work colleague, Mr. Robert Allan (Rob).
Rob passed away peacefully in his sleep last Thursday, 1st July aged 72 years.
Words are difficult to find at this point, but as most of us will remember, Rob was a Power Transmission stalwart (Guru) in the industry for near on 50 years.
I am sure we will all have stories to tell about our time knowing Rob, but personally, here’s part of mine.
I worked with Rob for 13 years at Victorian Transmission in the early days, where I caught the train & bus to work for a couple of those years as a young bloke, without a drivers license before I turned 18.
Rob offered back then to pick me up & give me a lift to work every morning, then drop me off every evening for 18 months or so, so lots of history there and lots of discussion between us that can’t be repeated here in this piece! I remember when Rob became “9 fingers” at Vic Trans during that period, and I remember the client, the phone enquiry, the parts we both checked stock on physically and the mishap that we both joked about for years later, after that most unfortunate incident.
Climbing shelving to perform stock checks wasn’t so much frowned upon back in those days. Thanks goodness things have changed for the better.
The laughter we all had about losing that ring finger, about ordering 10 beers and only getting 9, and even his email address included rob9fingers, so it was like water off a ducks back.
When I worked 9+ years at Genat & Wood, Vic Trans were a distributor of ours and Rob was a regular client of mine, so we had dealings for almost 10 years there.
Fast track to 1996 when All Torque started, Rob joined me as a 50% partner 9 months later, and retired from us after 20+ years of loyal service, business partnership and friendship.
Rob was in his 3rd year of retirement and in the throws of building a big work shed at home to allow himself time to “tinker” with his vintage cars and other “stuff” whilst living out his well earned rest.
Our sincere condolences to Gail and the boys Jeremy, Daniel and Sam.
A Power Transmission Industry stalwart who will not be forgotten.
All Torque Transmissions A’sia Pty Ltd
The funeral service for Rob will be webcast live on Monday, 12th July 2021 with a service commencing at 2.00pm.
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