Keith Andrews begins operations in Palmerston North and Napier

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 29, 2021

Following the announcement in November that Keith Andrews had agreed to purchase First Commercials Limited, it is now confirmed that Palmerston North will operate as a sales, parts and service dealership for Mercedes-Benz trucks, Fuso trucks and buses and Freightliner. Napier will continue operating as a sales, parts and service dealership for Fuso trucks and buses.

The unveiling of these two new Keith Andrews dealerships follows those in Seaview (Wellington) and Porirua in late 2020, as the business consolidates on its appointment as the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealer for the lower North Island.

“First Commercials is a widely respected business in the lower North Island and we are looking forward to working with Ben Tacon [sales manager], Andrew John [operations manager] and the team to build on the strong relationships in the region,” said Keith Andrews managing director Aaron Smith.

“Keith Andrews has a long association with Daimler truck and light commercial vehicle brands, and with Fuso in particular. We are very proud of the opportunity to represent these highly respected marques across the North Island.

“We look forward to combining our skills and knowledge with those of the First Commercials team to support transport operators through Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu and Hawkes Bay, and the remainder of the lower North Island.”