Penske breaks ground on new Tauranga facility

In News1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineFebruary 25, 2022

Situated on 13,167m2 of land, Penske’s new, purpose-built facility at Kaweroa Drive, Tauriko, will provide full retail sales, parts, and service support for the Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, Dennis Eagle, mtu, and Detroit brands.

It will comprise 2550m2 of workshop space, a 700m2 parts warehouse, and 800m2 of retail and office space, including a drivers’ lounge.

In particular, the new branch will also house 17 30m truck bays, a machine shop, a drive-through wash bay, a full-length service pit, and two built-in hoists, along with a certificate of fitness (CoF) and heavy vehicle entry compliance certification bay, ensuring the highest level of customer service.

“It’s very exciting to have broken ground and commenced the construction phase of our new Tauranga facility,” said Brent Warner, general manager of Penske New Zealand.

“And having Kaumatua Des Tata of Ngai Tama Rawaha Hapu and Kaumatua Sonny Ranapia of Rangi Ranginui Iwi undertaking a blessing ceremony on site was an incredibly special experience.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers to our new site in early 2023 and demonstrating our ongoing investment and commitment to the New Zealand transport industry and the Bay of Plenty region through superior servicing equipment and state-of-the-art facilities.”