CablePrice expands Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner network into Timaru

In Freightliner, News2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 17, 2020

CablePrice (NZ) Ltd continues to expand its Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner sales, parts and service network with the addition of a Timaru branch.

This latest addition to the CablePrice network, follows on from the announcement earlier this year that CablePrice had been appointed as the South Island‘s authorised sales, parts and service dealer for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner.  

CablePrice New Zealand managing director Keisuke (Ken) Okuzumi says the company had always intended to expand its offering and support to the regions.

“This latest branch solidifies our commitment to our South Island customers, while providing reassurance for locally based customers.  We see Timaru as an important hub and gateway to the South Island, with its large agricultural diversity, significant manufacturing operations and increasing commercial traffic.”  

The new Timaru site will service the wider south Canterbury region and offer customers full workshop support along with 24/7 mobile support, should the need arise. CablePrice has secured the talents of some experienced Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner technicians to ensure it offers the highest level of service.  

Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific aftersales and network operations director, Greg Lovrich, says Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner customers will benefit from CablePrice‘s addition of the Timaru site.

“The quality of the staff at this location is of the highest order and we know that our customers will appreciate their support,” he says. “It is great to have the best products but to have them backed by the best people is critically important.”

Okuzumi says CablePrice had aimed to open its new location earlier, but this was delayed due to health and safety restrictions relating to Covid-19. Progress with the building fit-out is now well under way and will be fully open later this month.