Frank Cardaci, trucking empire co-founder and patriarch of one of WA's wealthiest families, has died, aged 75.
The Sicilian migrant and his brother Carl set up the business that was to become Centurion in 1968 with one truck.
The company was so named because the brothers' vision was to own 100 trucks. It is now one of the biggest logistics providers to WA's resources industries with a fleet of about 800.
Centurion is the flagship of the family-owned CFC Group, which owns supplier JCB Construction Equipment Australia, mining services provider Cape Crushing and earthmoving and cable layer Underground Services.
The Cardacis also have extensive property interests. The family was estimated in _WestBusiness _' 2013 Rich List to be worth about $385 million.
CFC Group is run by Frank Cardaci's sons Philip and Marc, who are respectively executive chairman and chief executive.
Mr Cardaci is understood to have died on Tuesday night after a period of illness. CFC staff were informed yesterday.