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Daimler Truck brands Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Freightliner will soon have a General Distributor locally in New Zealand.
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Following the appointment of Keith Andrews Holdings as general distributor across the Daimler Truck brands in New Zealand from early 2025, discussions have now moved to the future direction of the dealer network.
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Trust is earned, not given. Following a positive service experience with Keith Andrews, Shayne Hamilton purchased a second-hand Freightliner Columbia from the North Island Daimler dealer and, impressed with its performance, has just added a new 600hp Cascadia 126 to his fleet. Shayne’s trust is being repaid – with interest!
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Northland Waste has been turning trash to treasure for the past 20 years, through its professional waste and recycling collection services. The business has grown its operations considerably in that time, expanding into the Auckland region and from Whanganui to Wellington. With more than 200 trucks at work across its three business units, it recently invested in three 58T HMPV-permitted Mercedes-Benz Arocs to take its fleet capabilities to the next level.
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Among the first freight companies in New Zealand to switch from horse and cart to internal combustion engine back in 1922, Carr & Haslam has continued to be an early adopter of new vehicle technology for its large national fleet. Its car transporter arm includes a 100% electric FUSO eCanter, alongside FUSO Canter, Fighter and Shogun models – the latest of which is an impressive new Euro 6 Shogun 510.
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FUSO has retained its standing as the No.1 heavy commercial truck and bus brand in New Zealand, leading registrations in 2023 to build on its market leading performances in 2021 and 2022.
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ACM Metal Supply and Cartage recently added a 6x4 FUSO Shogun FV2651 to its 12-strong fleet and has a second on order. Directors Dan Dodd, Reece Clemmence and Tom Yule are so impressed with its performance, he wants to build his company’s future around Japan’s highest-horsepower truck. This is why.
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Beaches, baches, barbeques and… Mr. Whippy. A classic Kiwi summer isn’t complete without these iconic ingredients. But you don’t have to wait for the sun to shine to enjoy the memory of those long, carefree days – just rock up to Keith Andrews Whangārei!
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Daimler commercial vehicles dealership Keith Andrews Hamilton has completed a major workshop extension, which has significantly increased the capacity of the flagship site in the Waikato.
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From everyone at Keith Andrews, we wish you a happy, relaxing and safe summer! Here are our opening hours across our dealerships around the holiday period
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Our latest edition of PAYLOAD magazine is out now! Read about our Hamilton workshop expansion, learn how Maher Transport’s Shogun 510 is eating up hills on its delivery runs, and we hear from Reliance Transport on their impressive new Freightliner Cascadia. Plus, discover how Mercedes-Benz Arocs and Atego have made a positive difference for Earthworks Taranaki and Kui, Griffin & Co. Find all that and much more inside from across the Keith Andrews network!
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When livestock and agriculture haulage operator Barry Maher needed a new truck to tame the twists and turns of his main route from Mangaweka to Rotorua, there was only one vehicle in his mind – the FUSO Shogun 510.
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Make the first one a Mercedes! That was Earthworks Taranaki director Rodney Martin’s goal when it came to making the first brand-new truck purchase for his hard-working fleet. Opting for a construction spec Arocs 2635K model, complete with a steel bin from the Keith Andrews Built Ready range, he’s confident he made the right decision.
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Reliance Transport has more than 60 years’ history in the freight industry and a forward-focused approach when it comes to its fleet. With sustainability front of mind, trucks are updated on a four-year cycle to gain advantage from the most fuel-efficient, low-emission and economical models available. That’s why Reliance was one of the first to welcome the new 505hp Freightliner Cascadia 116 to its near-exclusive Daimler fleet of heavy-duty trucks. Two years on, the most advanced American truck available in New Zealand has proven itself on all fronts.
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Feilding is a small place with a big reputation. It’s regularly voted New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Town and plays a crucial role in the Manawatū-Whanganui economy, boasting the biggest saleyard in the Southern Hemisphere. Its lifeblood is people like Paul Rooney of Taonui Groundspreading, and the top-class service he provides in his brand-new 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Atego 1630.
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New Zealand’s favourite light-duty truck was launched in Japan in 1963 and first rolled off the local assembly line in New Zealand ten years later. It quickly proved a hit with Kiwi operators and is now sold in 70 countries with more than 4.5 million units having been built over the past six decades.
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The fully electric 19T eActros has arrived in New Zealand for validation testing in partnership with Keith Andrews across the North Island.
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A new FUSO Shogun Super Low is laying the foundations of bottom line growth for Duncan McLay and Mike Forde’s contracting and concreting operations around Auckland and Hamilton. The class-leading, low-height chassis transporter is reducing running costs, while providing safer, easier loading of heavy machinery as the lifelong friends and business partners look to sharpen their edge in a competitive market.
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Stock of new Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs models fitted with the upgraded OM471 engine is now available at Keith Andrews.
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Keith Andrews and Fuso New Zealand (FNZ) were proud to jointly host New Zealand’s Women of EVs group in Auckland recently.
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Freightliner is the best-selling heavy-duty truck brand in the United States, with nearly 40% of the market. Its new 505-600hp Cascadia range is engineered from the ground up to be a hard-hauler that sticks to its task with maximum efficiency and minimum running costs, combining the best of its US heritage with Daimler expertise in high-performing, value-for-money trucks.
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New Zealand’s Central Plateau is a land of fire and ice – and root vegetables. In an environment of extremes, where key industries swing with the seasons, adaptability is key to a business’ success. That’s why Kui, Griffin & Co. has just taken delivery of a new multipurpose 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Atego 1630.
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Keith Andrews has taken two wins and a finalist placing at the 2022 Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Star Guild & Retailer of the Year Awards.
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60 new Mercedes-Benz electric eVito panel vans will play a significant role in helping the national post service achieve its 33% emissions reduction target.
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Northlanders looking to purchase a new RAM truck or Jeep will no longer need to travel to Auckland to do so, following the addition of the two premium brands to the Keith Andrews 21 Rewa Rewa Road dealership in Whangarei.
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As development of alternative fuel sources and technology ramps up, diesel remains the lifeblood of the vast majority of industry. Without it, we’re stuffed. To ensure work doesn’t grind to a halt at even the remotest of worksites, GOfuel undertakes the critical task of keeping things moving.
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The momentum behind FUSO eCanter continues to gather pace as more Kiwi operators embrace the move towards fleet decarbonisation.
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Rhodes for Roads embraces the unusual. It can count a truck with a swapper body that allows it to operate as a tractor unit, a tipper or a water truck among its number, and now, thanks to Keith Andrews, it's running the only bottom dumper truck and trailer in the area.
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Heavy Metal Haulage boss Rodney Kempthorne was the first Kiwi operator to run a FUSO 400 V8 factory twin steer. Now with a range of trucks in his fleet bearing the three-diamond badge, the vastly experienced operator has just added Japan’s most powerful truck to its number.
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To turn a cascade of work into a manageable stream, Hamish Cavanagh turned to an American truck brand he knew and trusted to handle the load – Freightliner.
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Our latest edition of PAYLOAD magazine is out now! Read how a love of American trucks helps HW Cavanagh Aggregates to channel a cascade of work; how a Shogun 510 is helping a long-time FUSO admirer to power up; why a bespoke Mercedes-Benz Arocs bottom dumper is the perfect vehicle for Rhodes for Roads and much more from across the Keith Andrews network.
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Brad Phillips has been named the new General Manager, Aftersales and Network Operations at Keith Andrews as New Zealand’s largest commercial vehicle dealer strengthens its North Island network.
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FUSO has retained its standing as the No.1 truck brand in New Zealand, leading sales in 2022 to build on its strong 2021 performance.
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Radial Imports NZ Ltd is the latest company to turn to FUSO eCanter in its journey to decarbonisation.
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PlaceMakers takes its environmental responsibility seriously, which is why it has invested in its first two electric delivery trucks – both of them FUSO eCanters fitted with tipper bodies. In Jason Fisk, the company has a driver who embraces the new technology and is only too pleased to talk about it.
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A new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter supplied to Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) by Keith Andrews Whangārei will bring healthcare to the “most vulnerable and deprived” people across Northland.
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Daimler commercial vehicles dealership Keith Andrews Hamilton has broken ground on a major workshop extension, which will significantly increase the capacity of the flagship site in Waikato.
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KTZ Transport owner and trained chef Kunwar Suri is new to the industry, but he’s already enjoying the support of his fellow Team Global Express owner-drivers and, in FUSO, a truck brand that looks after its own.
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Robustness, reliability and impressive versatility have earned Mercedes-Benz Unimog the nickname ‘universal power tool’ – and it’s one that Otaki-based Sims Contractors can’t do without.
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A delegation of key stakeholders including the New Zealand Minister of Energy and Resources, Dr Megan Woods, was recently given a high-level tour of FUSO headquarters in Japan and provided with an overview of the manufacturer’s zero emission truck and bus program.
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The Mercedes-Benz eActros LongHaul has won the 2023 Truck Innovation Award at the IAA Transportation 2022 exhibition and conference in Hanover, Germany.
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Back when the transport industry was under strict government control and businesses needed a licence to operate, starting a new company was hard. David Conroy was one of several budding entrepreneurs stuck on the outside looking in.
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Conroy Removals boss David Conroy has no doubts when it comes to FUSO. He’s trusted the brand to deliver for his business since it first landed on Kiwi shores 50 years ago and his trust remains well-placed to the present day.
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Our latest edition of PAYLOAD magazine is out now! Read how Bowe Spreading doubled the life expectancy of its spreaders by using Mercedes-Benz; the heart-warming story of Te Aira Transport and how the Shogun 510 makes McKenzie Civil more money every single day – plus much more from across the Keith Andrews network.
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There’s always heaps going on in the Keith Andrews world and we’ve rounded up some of the best bits going on around the KAT network over the last few months.
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Daimler Truck AG is one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers and includes trusted brands from Europe, Asia and North America in Mercedes-Benz, FUSO and Freightliner respectively – all are represented in New Zealand by Keith Andrews, the country’s largest commercial vehicle dealer.
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In mid-July Fuso New Zealand in combination with Keith Andrews Trucks delivered a special event to coincide with the Local Government NZ Conference in Palmerston North, taking the FUSO eCanter and sustainability message to regional government mayors, councillors and executives.
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Keith Andrews Trucks was the proud sponsor of the Innovation Award at the Groundspread Awards Gala 2022.
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S&B Haulage was born to satisfy its founder’s insatiable work ethic, but Covid lockdowns took Sam Sandhu out of the frying pan and into the fire. To fight the blaze, he turned to a Freightliner Cascadia 116.
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New Zealand’s favourite light truck, FUSO Canter, is a proven performer in landscaping businesses, valued for its payload capacity, driveability and overall performance.
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Jason Mackenzie wasn’t dead set on a Shogun 510 when he started looking for a new 6x4 tipper to upgrade his fleet, but the managing director of Mackenzie Civil is more than happy he ended up with one – so much so, he’s ordered another.
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When Richie Belvie needed two more trucks to fulfil a new linehaul contract, he looked no further than the 6x4 Mercedes-Benz Actros LS. It’s a decision that could shape the future of his young business.
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Daimler Truck AG is the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer and produces some of the most trusted brands from Europe, Asia and North America, including Mercedes-Benz, FUSO and Freightliner respectively – all proudly represented in New Zealand by Keith Andrews, the country’s largest commercial vehicle dealer.
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Taylor Bros managing director Andrew Taylor had been holding out for a ‘true 500hp Japanese truck’ for some time – then the FUSO Shogun 510 arrived.
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Carter’s Bulk Haulage works 24/7, running long distances on rugged Northland roads and navigating tricky farm access tracks. To make the business stack-up, it’s essential to minimise tare and maximise payload – and in Cascadia, owners Dan and Debbie Carter, discovered a secret weapon
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The prime 6x6 Mercedes-Benz Arocs covers more ground and with heavier loads than most operators might be used to.
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Mac Sykes of Keith Andrews Whangarei has demonstrated the customer-driven approach of the KAT network and his own high standards in being named Mercedes-Benz Service Manager of the Year for the second year running
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Grant Bowe and his brother Steve each have over 30 years of experience driving fert trucks. It’s a job that’s tough on gear and drivers, but the medium-duty Mercedes-Benz Atego takes it all in its stride
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Fuso New Zealand is delighted to announce the appointment of its new general manager Kevin Smith.
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Is FUSO’s 2022 Shogun line up the most cost-effective heavy-duty Japanese truck range in New Zealand? You be the judge.
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Kiwi customers can now order a Mercedes-Benz truck that can help steer itself.
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Keith Andrews Trucks now has four FUSO Technical Masters in its ranks – the highest level of expertise in the country.
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When everyone else is heading in, Coastguard NZ is heading out. Thanks to a Lotto-funded donation of 22 high-performance America’s Cup chase boats, plus a new partnership with Keith Andrews Trucks and FUSO, its volunteer rescue crews can now head out with greater confidence to save lives in the toughest conditions.
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Integrating a fully electric FUSO eCanter into its fleet isn’t the first time Carr & Haslam has placed itself front and centre of the latest pioneering transport technology – director Chris Carr’s grandfather made the bold switch from horse and cart to diesel truck 100 years ago and Chris says this is the most significant change for his business and the wider industry since that era
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Trigg Construction has a proven track record mitigating risk and forging strong partnerships in Northland’s commercial construction sector. When the opportunity arose to do both by purchasing a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter minibus from Keith Andrews, managing director Darrell Trigg says it was a no-brainer.
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Our latest edition of PAYLOAD magazine is out now! Read how Coastguard NZ has partnered with Keith Andrews and FUSO Canter 4WD; the innovative approach Carters Bulk Haulage took to boosting the payload of its new Freightliner Cascadia; why a 57T Mercedes-Benz Arocs is the perfect truck for Max Birt Sawmills – plus much more from across the Keith Andrews network.
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With the first 30 ground-breaking FUSO eCanter electric trucks already snapped up by forward-thinking transport operators, Fuso New Zealand is encouraging more in the industry to join these early adopters and be foremost in customers’ minds when it comes to sustainable supply chain partners.
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Fuso New Zealand Ltd (FNZ) has realised its ambition to take FUSO back to No.1 in the NZ truck market with 1,012 sales for the 2021 calendar year. The addition of a further 84 bus sales completes a new record for the company of 1,096 units across truck and bus.
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Trucks have come a long way since Mercedes-Benz debuted its first one in 1896, but one thing has remained the same – a commitment to producing game-changing vehicles for customers who value premium quality and superior efficiency.
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Cameron Mexted is the third generation to run the family business, now known as Mexted Sports Turf, continuing a proud tradition of delivering top-quality sports turf services across the North Island – ably assisted by two new FUSO trucks.
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Mercedes-Benz fully electric eSprinter and eVito vans will be evaluated by NZ Post in early 2022 ahead of market launch
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Our latest edition of PAYLOAD magazine is out now! Read about the arrival of the impressive Shogun 510 and Euro 6 Fighter to the FUSO range; how John Fillmore Contracting marked its golden anniversary with a brand-new 530hp 6x4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs; and what the future looks like for Daimler’s electric fleet – plus much more from across the Keith Andrews network.
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From everyone at Keith Andrews, we wish you a happy, relaxing and safe summer!
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Mercedes-Benz has been granted approval from German authorities to test the enhanced prototype of the hydrogen-based fuel-cell GenH2 truck on public roads.
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When one-man Mainfreight owner-driver John Fraser decided to expand his business, he put his faith in a brand-new medium-duty FUSO Enduro Curtainsider with a rookie driver behind the wheel – an astute decision that is paying dividends.
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When Porter Group went looking for the best light-duty tipper truck on the market as part of a recent Porter Hire fleet upgrade, it found one clear winner in FUSO Canter.
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Max Birt Sawmills owner/director Max Birt loves his two heavy-duty 8x4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3253L units. Read why here!
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Safeway Transport started running empty containers in October 2020 and quickly established itself as an industry disrupter, building a fleet of 12 trucks in almost half as many months.
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When Clinton Carroll of Wairarapa Weedsprayers rolls through the next paddock gate, he wants to arrive in relative comfort, confident he can navigate whatever undulating, soggy terrain lies in wait – which is why he’s rapt with his Canter 4WD, a 6T light-duty truck that does the job on the road and off.
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The Keith Andrews team is fully prepared and equipped to continue to support you across sales, parts and service as dictated by any COVID-19 restrictions.
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Mercedes-Benz’s light duty truck Unimog has won ‘Off-road Vehicle of the Year’ for a 17th year in a row. Read more here!
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A golden anniversary is a big deal, so when JFC (John Fillmore Contracting) reached that milestone in 2020, it marked the occasion with a brand-new ‘star’ addition to its fleet of 60 trucks – a 26T, 530hp 6x4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs that aligned with the business’ sustainability goals.
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A golden anniversary is a big deal, so when JFC (John Fillmore Contracting) reached that milestone in 2020, it marked the occasion with a brand-new ‘star’ addition to its fleet of 60 trucks – a 26T, 530hp 6x4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs that aligned with the business’ sustainability goals.
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Appointment extends Keith Andrews (KAT) Mercedes-Benz light commercial and van sales, parts and service representation to four major centres across North Island; KAT Wellington appointed Mercedes-Benz Vans parts and service dealer.
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Mercedes-Benz has announced production of Actros L, the most spacious and well-equipped of the brand’s premium model range.
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Mercedes-Benz presented its battery-electric, heavy-duty eActros to the world in June and announced that a second electric truck, the eEconic, is also in development.
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Our latest edition of PAYLOAD magazine is out now! Look inside to read how Shogun’s advanced safety features got Mike Barker home safe. We also feature customer reactions to the impressive Mercedes-Benz Actros and Freightliner Cascadia and much more from across the Keith Andrews network.
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KAT Napier apprentice technician Jayson Daysh (pictured centre) recognised at Trades Training Awards.
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Daimler Trucks has begun track-testing a prototype of its liquid hydrogen-powered Mercedes-Benz GenH2 truck
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Cascadia is America’s best-selling heavy-duty truck and has just launched in New Zealand. Now it’s going electric!
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Keith Andrews staff enjoy success at 2020 Mercedes-Benz Vans Retailer of the Year awards night.
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Delegates got up close and personal with FUSO eCanter at the eWorld Expo in Auckland, as it shed its body to reveal its chassis, batteries and fully electric drivetrain.
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Blue Ice Logistics owner-director Paul Stone tried something different when he ordered two brand-new Cascadias, and he’s not looking back.
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When it comes to getting high safely, not many do it better than Total Access Solutions. Owner-director Shannon Chambers has always invested in quality gear – and that extends to the trucks he uses, recently adding two new 630hp Actros tractor units to his fleet.
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A new high-power 510hp Shogun will be the most powerful Euro 6 Japanese truck available in New Zealand and is currently undergoing testing and transmission mapping on NZ roads.
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KAT legend receives lifetime achievement award from Road Transport Forum.
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When it comes to getting high safely, not many do it better than Total Access Solutions. Owner-director Shannon Chambers has always invested in quality gear – and that extends to the trucks he uses, recently adding two new 630hp Actros tractor units to his fleet.
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Initially won over by Shogun’s smooth and powerful performance, the avoidance of a potentially serious road traffic accident has proven to Mike Barker the additional value of having automated safety technology on your side.
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Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific has confirmed Keith Andrews as an authorised Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner sales, parts and service dealer in Napier.
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When MDL needed to tool up quickly, it chose the best trucks for the job – all from within the Daimler family
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Check out the latest news and customer views from Keith Andrews in the newest edition of PAYLOAD Magazine! Click through to access the full magazine online!
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When Matt Lusty was handed the keys to his new Freightliner Coronado 114 logger, complete with a Patchell body and 5-axle trailer, he also took control of his own destiny.
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All 20 Ford Rangers have been rounded up and sent to a good home!
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The Keith Andrews name is now above the door at the Seaview branch, and the wider network support and collective ethos of the Keith Andrews family is in play, but the vastly experienced team, which already shares our commitment to exceptional customer service, instilled by founder Richard Dalzell, remains the same.
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Keith Andrews has some of the best techs across New Zealand and Australia. How do we know? Because we encourage them to test themselves against the best, and they continue to score at the top of the leaderboard.
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Keith Andrews has a huge range of Built-Ready trucks on standby to start delivering to your bottom line right off the forecourt. From tippers, trailers, curtainsiders, loggers, box bodies, flat decks and other specialist applications, we’ve got you covered!
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Anyone who has lived and worked in a different country knows that it takes a while to learn the lay of the land.
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The new edition of PAYLOAD is out now! Packed with all the latest news and customer views from Keith Andrews. Click through to access the full magazine online!
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Keith Andrews had agreed to purchase First Commercials Limited, it is now confirmed that Palmerston North will operate as a sales, parts and service dealership for Mercedes-Benz trucks, FUSO trucks and buses and Freightliner.
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Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner customers in the lower North Island will benefit from the appointment of two dealerships operated by Keith Andrews Trucks.
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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.
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Keith Andrews has been appointed as the Mercedes-Benz Light Commercial and Vans dealer for the Auckland region south of the Harbour Bridge from Friday, 27 November.
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The first edition of PAYLOAD is out now! Keep up to date with all the latest news and customer views from Keith Andrews. Click through to access the full magazine online!
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