Razor International shifts to Jost NZ

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 12, 2019

Photo Credit: Jost New Zealand Ltd

Global giant JOST-Werke has announced immediate success for its fledgling New Zealand operation.

Just months after its official launch, JOST New Zealand Ltd has secured the New Zealand agency for Australian-based transport electronics supplier Razor International.

The move brings the New Zealand agency into line with its Razor‘s Australian distribution which is also handled by JOST.

Razor‘s Commercial Manager Adrian Siah said that it was a natural step for JOST to also be a national distributor for Razor products in New Zealand

However, there appears to be more to the move than solely an Australasian alignment.

The head of JOST New Zealand Ltd, Kate Bucknell, along with the sales team, have been involved with Razor International before, with Razor‘s previous distributor. She is upbeat about the resumption of that relationship under the JOST banner.

“The Razor product is a great addition to our portfolio and the years of experience with the brand from within our team ensures a seamless transition for its distribution” Bucknell said.

“The Razor product technology has developed significantly over the last few years and it is exciting to be involved with this new generation of equipment. JOST and Rockinger products cover most truck and trailer running gear and ancillary equipment and the Razor range gives us an opportunity to add to the scope of what we can offer our customers.”

The acquisition of the Razor agency by JOST is further affirmation that the German truck and trailer equipment supplier is making a serious commitment to New Zealand.

It has invested in a new 1500 square metre office and warehouse facility in Highbrook Drive in Auckland and secured dealership arrangements through the country.

 “The product catalogue for JOST is comprehensive and universally known for its quality. We have had significant interest from the market, and we are moving fast to meet that interest,” Bucknell said.