Central Diesel Services Ltd appointed Fuso New Zealand parts and service dealer in Tauranga

In News, Fuso3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 5, 2020

CDS managing director Robert ‘Bert‘ Hayden and Keith Andrews dealer principal Erwin Stolze at the newly combined CDS (parts and service) and Keith Andrews (sales) multi-brand Daimler dealership at 55 Hull Road, Tauranga.

Effective from 1 August 2020, Central Diesel Services Ltd is the authorised Fuso Truck and Bus parts and service dealer for Tauranga.

CDS, a family-owned operation run by managing director Robert ‘Bert‘ Hayden and his wife and fellow director Debbie, has been servicing the needs of the heavy transport industry in the Bay of Plenty for 25 years. It currently holds service and parts agreements for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Trucks, Detroit and Cummins engines, BPW and Jost.

“The addition of the Fuso brand is a very exciting development for CDS and one we will work very hard to honour the trust that has been placed in us,” Hayden said. “We have a great team with expertise across all aspects of the business, all working together to provide an integrated and fully comprehensive service.”

CDS operates from two purpose-built facilities on Hull Road in the heart of Mount Maunganui. At 70 Hull Road, there are six drive-through bays, including two full-length pits and brake rollers. It also provides on-site CoF testing in association with VTNZ.

The recently opened premises at 55 Hull Road has enabled the expansion of the company‘s engineering division. This has allowed CDS to cater for the growing demand in engineering work, including new truck fit-outs, and truck and trailer repairs and maintenance. The engineering team has experience in steel, stainless and aluminium welding.

“Daimler has very stringent standards and expectations of its dealers; a unified network ensures consistency of technical training, parts supply and, most importantly, customer service. We are delighted to have Bert, Debbie and the team at CDS on board. They are experienced in ‘the Daimler way‘ and have a strong reputation in the Bay of Plenty,” Fuso NZ managing director Kurtis Andrews said.

“We are already seeing the benefits of a fully integrated Daimler network across the country, through Keith Andrews Trucks in the North Island and CablePrice in the South Island, where the three lead brands of Fuso, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner are serviced by the same operation.

“I would like to thank Truck Line Services for its support over the past four years with Fuso NZ. The change of representation in Tauranga is more strategic than a direct reflection on its operations,” Andrews added.