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Keith Andrews acquires two long-standing businesses in the lower North Island to support Daimler appointment.

Keith Andrews (KAT) has agreed to purchase both Diesel and Equipment Services Limited (DESL) and First Commercials Limited (FCL) to support Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO customers in the lower North Island.

  • Wellington: From 11 November 2020, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO sales, parts and service support to be provided by Keith Andrews in Seaview and Porirua.
     
  • Palmerston North: From 11 November 2020, parts and service support for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner trucks will be provided in cooperation with FCL until the business transitions to Keith Andrews on the 28th January 2021.
     

The announcement follows KAT’s appointment in October as the new Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealer in the lower North Island.

Keith Andrews managing director Aaron Smith said: “We are very pleased to provide certainty to the transport community of the lower North Island. We realise the most important thing to operators is keeping your fleet moving and we are foremost committed to that.”

Both DESL and FCL have had a long association with the FUSO and Daimler brands. Already, the teams from DESL, FCL and KAT are working closely together to ensure that all Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO customers will enjoy the best possible sales, parts, service and support experience moving forward.

“We’re excited to now be working together in support of these fantastic brands, and for the future, as we join forces as new Keith Andrews dealerships in the lower North Island,” said Smith.

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“We are committed to providing the very highest standard of support that customers expect for their Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and FUSO trucks and buses.

“We sincerely thank our industry partners for their support as we transition DESL and FCL to Keith Andrews.”

For new Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner truck sales enquiries, please contact the Keith Andrews team on 0800 4 TRUCKS.