Iveco Group consolidates New Zealand sales operations

In News, Iveco2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 22, 2022

Iveco Group will assume full responsibility for Iveco vehicle sales in New Zealand via its Auckland facility.

The move is part of an ongoing operational review following its transition to standalone manufacturer and distributor of ‘on-highway’ assets.

The decision is based on the company’s desire to form closer relationships with its New Zealand customer base, with a view to better servicing its needs. Iveco’s Auckland site already accounts for the majority of vehicle sales in New Zealand, meaning most buyers will be unaffected by the move.

The operational change will mean that three existing dealerships will cease sales of Iveco vehicles in six months’ time. Iveco Group has invited the affected dealerships to remain part of the network in service and or parts capacities, and is also in the process of appointing additional service and parts dealers to grow its capabilities in these areas.

The three impacted dealerships are– AdvanceQuip, Star Trucks International and Waikato Iveco.

Iveco Trucks Australia head of network, product & marketing, Ella Letiagina, said New Zealand was an important and growing market for the brand.

“In recent years Iveco has experienced strong growth in New Zealand, especially since the opening of our flagship sales service and parts facility in Wiri, Auckland during early 2019,” she said.

“We believe that by concentrating sales efforts at this location we can further streamline our processes leading to greater efficiencies, while also benefiting future buyers who will enjoy a more engaging and seamless customer journey.”