Trucks & Trailers Ltd goes national

4 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineOctober 17, 2019

Trucks & Trailers Ltd, a family-owned heavy and light commercial vehicle sales, service and parts business, has purchased another Kiwi firm, Prestige Commercial Vehicles Limited (PCV) in the South Island, giving them nationwide reach and the ability to support customers across New Zealand.

Now with more than 200 employees across eight sites, Trucks & Trailers directors Mark and Shannon Wright say that the opportunity to purchase PCV fulfils an important objective in their ambition to be a leading heavy and light commercial vehicle supplier across New Zealand. This passion is shared by their team who know first hand their ‘people first‘ business philosophy has set them up well for this exciting transition.

“Our business is built on long-term, personal relationships, and acquiring PCV is about looking to the future and doing the right thing for our customers, staff, and suppliers. By bringing PCV into the Trucks & Trailers family, we aim to provide more opportunities for our dedicated team, and at the same time lift the bar in commercial vehicle service and support on a national level, creating greater efficiencies and reduced down time for our customers,” say the Wrights.

The directors of Prestige Commercial Vehicles say they are extremely happy passing on the baton to another New Zealand-owned business, saying they believe the move cements a positive and bright future for their loyal team and customers alike. 

The only Daimler Elite Support Certified Dealership in New Zealand, Trucks & Trailers currently offers authorised sales, service and parts support for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Vans, X-Class Ute, and Freightliner Trucks. With existing sites in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington, the acquisition of PCV adds sites in Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin, Invercargill and Greymouth.

Trucks & Trailers has a rich history with the Daimler brands, as not long after the business was founded by Don Wright in 1987 – servicing and repairing trucks from the back of a ute – the first Trucks & Trailers branch was opened in 1991, and just three years later became an authorised agent for Mercedes-Benz heavy vehicles.

“We see a very bright future with the excellent range of product that we have to offer, not just now but also in the future. Early in 2020 we will see the arrival of two brand new trucks from the Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz stables, which will further consolidate our unique position where we can offer state-of-the-art product from a 2WD ute to a 250t heavy haul truck and everything in between. We have the ability to bring to the table product that is setting new benchmarks in safety, sustainability, connectivity and productivity.”

Prestige Commercial Vehicles had developed a strong following from their launch in 2009 in the South Island, providing sales, service and parts support for Daimler Trucks brands Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso.