The long-time Daimler partner will open Mercedes Benz and Freightliner sales, service and parts dealerships in Wellington and Palmerston North in the next few months, with exact timing to be confirmed. Keith Andrews Trucks already represents the Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner brands in the upper North Island with dealerships in Whangarei, Auckland and Hamilton.
The move further strengthens the dealership footprint following the recent introduction of the latest generation Mercedes-Benz Actros and the impending arrival of the all-new Freightliner Cascadia.
Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, said Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner customers in the area will be well looked after following the appointment.
“We are excited to appoint the Keith Andrews Trucks team in order to provide the highest level of service to our customers in the lower North Island,” Mr Whitehead said.
“This is a critical region of New Zealand and we are thrilled our customers there will receive the kind of attention and support that Keith Andrews Trucks team is known to provide to the rest of the North Island,” he added.
Keith Andrews Trucks managing director Aaron Smith said, “We are delighted that Daimler Truck and Bus Australia has recognised our tenure, capability and desire to represent its brands beyond the upper North Island and we're grateful for the opportunity to do so.
“I’d like to also acknowledge the hard work of the entire Keith Andrews team in achieving this goal.
“We have strong Daimler relationships throughout the North Island and look forward to growing and continuing to provide the high standard of expertise and service customers expect of Daimler brands,” said Smith.
We look forward to keeping you updated as we get our new operations under way.