TRT further expands South Island operations

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJune 4, 2019

Tidd Ross Todd Limited (TRT) has moved into their new, larger premises in Hornby, Christchurch. This move and expansion comes 10 months after the first TRT branch in Christchurch was established to better service its South Island customer base.

“As a 100% NZ-owned business, we are excited to continue to deliver the TRT standard of service and expand our product offering in the South Island. It is an integral part of TRT‘s strategic growth plan. We have also recruited another six parts experts and warehouse staff locally to make this possible,” says TRT national sales manager Gavin Halley.

The new, larger warehouse facilities will enable TRT to carry a greater variety of truck and trailer parts locally, as well as extending TRT‘s capacity to service their growing network of customers in the South Island.

“TRT already stock the most new and remanned transmissions in New Zealand, so this expansion of our warehousing will enable us to have a greater stock levels for the South Island, making sure customers have the application they need, when they need it,” says TRT‘s Christchurch branch manager Ed Foster.

TRT has been HIAB‘s New Zealand distributors since 2018 and the additional warehousing also allows greater stock levels of parts and equipment for the Hiab range of products. This increased stock availability will continue to support TRT‘s expanding HIAB sales and service network across the country.

While the initial focus will be to support customers and service networks, TRT will look to expand the number of products and services offered. Over the coming months, TRT will increase expertise across the South Island. This expansion will also include the development of South Island-based service and installation of truck and machinery seating solutions and the installation of Traction Air CTI on the new site.

The move to larger premises is in conjunction with MC Transport Repairs Ltd (MCTR), who has relocated its operations, purchasing the NZ Trucks Brydone Road workshops, and expanding operations to 48 mechanics and 25 workshop bays.

This is also an extension of the already successful relationship TRT has with MCTR and owners, Ross Graham, John Mason and Sheldon Close. TRT will directly supply all parts for this new service operation.

The IVECO representation at the Brydone Road site remains, with TRT and MCTR being focused on their specific workshop and parts functions respectively, to bring new levels of IVECO service to the Canterbury region.