TRT in for the long haul with Hiab

In Uncategorized2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 31, 2018

Hiab has entered into an agreement with Tidd Ross Todd Limited (TRT), and from 26 November TRT will be Hiab‘s new partner in New Zealand, handling the full range of Hiab equipment and services.

Hiab is the world’s leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions, and TRT has been a leader in the crane and manufacturing sector for more than 50 years. TRT has four business divisions – cranes, manufacturing (including heavy transport trailers), truck and trailer parts and service – and is ideally placed to manage Hiab‘s distribution in New Zealand.

TRT has a comprehensive, nationwide sales and service network and will be the sole distributors for HIAB cranes, Zepro tail lifts, Multilift demountables and skiploaders, Jonsered log cranes and recycling cranes, and Moffett truck-mounted forklifts.

A key part of the delivery will be stocking genuine aftermarket parts and supporting nationwide fitting agents and service outlets.

The new arrangement supports Hiab‘s goal of expanding its market in New Zealand.

“TRT has an experienced team with the internal systems and structures in place to manage all aspects of our distribution and maintenance,” said Steve Coonan, Hiab head of sales and service SEA and importer markets. 

“This partnership will give New Zealand businesses access to specialist advice, equipment and maintenance all from one company at multiple locations,” Coonan said.

TRT Engineering director Robert Carden will be leading the integration.

“We are committed to a seamless, focused service for Hiab customers,” he said.

TRT chief operations officer Lawrence Baker has also played an integral role in the distribution deal, and said the Hiab distribution partnership continues to build on their growth and aligns perfectly with their overall business strategy.