The Founder's Story
FCAR Australia was co-founded by Alexandra Johnston and Terry Burgess in 2016 with a vision to become the leading brand of heavy duty and passenger vehicle combination scan tools for the Australian market. Terry was born on the 9th of April 1928 in Fairfield, NSW and lived most of his life in the Greater Sydney area. Terry sadly passed away on the 17th December 2022 at home with his family. Terry’s life legacy encompasses the great company he co-founded, his former students, friends and his diverse family of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and even great-great grandchildren!
Terry had a passion for sharing his mechanical and diagnostic knowledge with the world, beginning his career as a mechanic in workshops and service centres and then moving into the teaching space at TAFE to share the knowledge he had gained with the next generation of mechanics. In 1992, Terry founded Launchtech NSW which began his involvement in service equipment and vehicle diagnostics. Today, FCAR Australia is a predominantly family run and owned business supporting over 1000 auto electricians, mechanics, service centres, councils, sole traders and countless other valued businesses and individuals.