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Aussie Service Centre: Our story

Aussie Service Centre (ASC) never set out to be the biggest player in the automotive service game, but from the very beginning we were determined to be the best. 

Established by George Ploudias and his son, Sokrates, Aussie Service Centre first opened its doors at the current Cranbourne location in 2001. The premises at 3 Normanby Street, Cranbourne also served as the original base of operations for Marine Creations, a marine service centre headed by Sokrates's brothers, Andrew and Theo - but more on that later.

ASC is a full-service automotive workshop that services and repairs all brands and vehicle categories. Over the year's they've established a niche with tradies as well as several of Victoria's largest Fleet Management Companies.


Aussie Service Centre is also the go-to destination for 4x4 and Off Road enthusiasts who want to tailor their vehicles to their needs. From suspension upgrades to custom lighting and electrical installations, the ASC team partners with the recently-established Off The Grid Leisure Sports Centre (run by Andrew and Theo) to create unique off-roading or towing solutions.

We value our customers feedback and appreciate the many that have taken the time to leave us a testimonial.

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About us...

Band of brothers...

The Aussie Service Centre story is one part of a trilogy that spans activities and vehicles that operate both on the road and off.  

Brothers Sokrates, Theo and Andrew Ploudias  - along with their father, George who has since retired - took their passion for adventure and aptitude for mechanics and turned it into thriving businesses. Sokrates focussed on the auto trade, while Andrew and Theo pursued their love of boating and created Marine Creations to service Melbourne's demanding boating community.

As both ventures grew, Marine Creations moved to a dedicated facility in Dandenong. Recently they returned to Cranbourne to occupy the premises across the road - literally - from Aussie Service Centre. This re-location presented a unique opportunity for the businesses to collaborate.

Aussie Service Centre now joins forces with Marine Creations and Off The Grid Leisure Sports Centre to create a unique one stop shop for Melbourne's drivers, boaters, off-roaders and caravaners.

The trio capitalise on their vast experience in the automotive maintenance, boating and RV industries allowing them to create bespoke solutions for adventurous Melbournians. Regardless of whether you drive, boat, tow, go off-road or caravan, the team can service, upgrade or modify your ride to suit your unique applications. You may not have the PERFECT vehicle, boat or van, but a visit to ASC, Marine Creations or Off The Grid LSC will see you driving out with the rig perfected for you!

Services our group provides:

Auto Servicing, Auto Repairs, Upgrades, 4x4 Upgrades & Mods, Boat and PWC Servicing & Repairs, Caravan and Camper Trailer Upgrades & Mods  

Selected Clients & Partners

- Custom Fleet

- Maxxia

- SG Fleet

- Bradnam's

- NBN Co

- KTB Roofing Solutions

- Cobalt Boats Vic

- Mackay Trailers

- Precision Trailers

- Pedders Suspension

- Fusion Marine Audio

- Narva Lighting

- Lone Star Marine

- AC Delco Batteries

- Club Marine Insurance

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