Tomoana launches Heavy Haul Division

2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineMarch 29, 2018

Photo Credit: John Cowpland

At the official launch of Tomoana Warehousing‘s Heavy Haul Division on 22 March, Tomoana Warehousing managing director Stewart Taylor described how the successful bid for NZ Transport Agency projects alongside of Eastbridge to supply various over-dimensional prefabricated bridge beams escalated an already strong relationship.

“We are delighted to be involved with Eastbridge, a modest company from the Hawke‘s Bay punching above its weight, successfully competing against global companies for large scale infrastructure projects,” he said.

Tomoana managing director Stewart Taylor

The existing working partnership with Eastbridge arranging and implementing the delivery of their structurally engineered bridge beams, towers and gantries, has up until now been addressed by the existing Tomoana fleet. The increased demands brought about by the new NZTA contracts for greater capacity, time critical and more agile deliveries led to the formation of the specialised division. This entity would be tasked with these moves and further expand their offerings to all clients with similar requirements.

Tomoana Heavy Haul launch 22/03/18

The establishment of the new division brought about the purchase of an impressive over-dimensional combination. The unit was purpose-designed and constructed from the drawing board by Tidd Ross Todd (TRT) Ltd. Flexibility was paramount, and speaking to Terry Northcott, Tomoana Heavy Haul operations supervisor, he could not be more pleased with the performance. Its ability to run as a float with ramps today, and tomorrow be separated into modules to transport a 44m long bridge beam, has met and exceeded the team‘s expectations. By utilising a modular design with self-steer and follow capabilities, it has dramatically increased the unit‘s scope of work.

Photo Credit: John Cowpland

Photo Credit: John Cowpland