Keith Andrews, CablePrice discuss future of Daimler Truck’s SI network

In News, Daimler2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 21, 2024

Keith Andrews and CablePrice have entered discussions on the future of Daimler Truck’s South Island network.

Last week, Keith Andrews was appointed general distributor across the Daimler Truck brands in New Zealand from early 2025. Discussions have now moved to the future direction of the dealer network.

Currently, Keith Andrews represents Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner and FUSO in the North Island, while CablePrice represents the three brands in the South Island.

To deliver all New Zealand customers the full benefit of the general distributor appointment, Keith Andrews is now working with CablePrice on the sale and acquisition of selected South Island Daimler Truck sales and service sites.

Discussions are currently focused on CablePrice’s Christchurch, Timaru and Dunedin truck  dealerships, with remaining dealerships maintaining their Daimler Truck service and parts (2S) status as part of CablePrice.

“The CablePrice team has achieved great success with FUSO in particular and been an integral part of market-leading truck and bus sales efforts in the past three years,” said Keith Andrews executive director, Kurtis Andrews.

“We are thrilled by the prospect that they will continue to provide fantastic customer support in the mainland, either as part of CablePrice or Keith Andrews.”

CablePrice (NZ) Ltd managing director, Aidan Mahony, said: “I am extremely proud of what our team has achieved since becoming the South Island dealer for Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO trucks, and I believe all customers will benefit from having a New Zealand-based and focused general distributor.”

Andrews and Mahony said they are united in their goal of keeping their valued teams and customers updated as the transition progresses.

“Keith Andrews Holdings and CablePrice aim to maintain all existing operations and personnel to ensure a smooth transition and a high level of customer support,” they said.