TRT expands South Island operation again

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Tidd Ross Todd Ltd (TRT) moved into new, larger Christchurch premises in June.

The move and expansion to 6 Brydone Road, Hornby, comes 10 months after the first TRT branch in Christchurch was established to better service its South Island customer base.

The new location extends TRT’s capacity and capability to service its growing network of customers in the South Island.

“As a 100 percent New Zealand-owned business, we are excited to continue to deliver the TRT standard of service and expand our product offering in the South Island,” says national sales manager Gavin Halley.

“It is an integral part of TRT’s strategic growth plan. We have also recruited another six parts experts and warehouse staff locally to make this possible.”

The new, larger warehouse facilities will enable TRT to carry a greater variety of truck and trailer parts locally. TRT Christchurch’s branch manager, Ed Foster says: “for example, TRT already stock the most new and remanned transmissions in NZ, so this expansion of our warehousing will enable us to have a greater stock levels for the South Island making sure customers have the application they need, when they need it.”

With TRT becoming Hiab’s New Zealand distributors in November last year, the additional warehousing also allows greater stock levels of parts and equipment for the Hiab range of products, including Hiab truck loader cranes, Zepro tail lifts, Jonsered log cranes, Multilift, and Moffett truck mounted forklifts. This increased stock availability will continue to support TRT’s expanding Hiab sales and service network across the country.

While the initial focus will be to support customers and service networks, TRT will look to expand the number of products and services offered.   Over the coming months, TRT will increase expertise across the South Island. This expansion will also include the development of South Island based service and installation of truck and machinery seating solutions and the installation of Traction Air CTI on the new site.

The move to larger premises is in conjunction with MC Transport Repairs Ltd (MCTR), who have relocated their operations, purchasing the NZ Trucks Brydone Road workshops and expanding their operations to 48 mechanics and 25 workshop bays.

This is also an extension of the already successful relationship TRT has with MCTR and owners Ross Graham, John Mason and Sheldon Close. TRT will directly supply all parts for this new service operation.

The IVECO® representation at the Brydone Road site remains, with TRT and MCTR being focused on their specific workshop and parts functions respectively, to bring new levels of IVECO service to the Canterbury region.

TRT’s manufacturing facility and Head Office is in Hamilton and has two additional truck and trailer parts branches and warehouse facilities in Hamilton and Auckland. TRT are backed by a team of experts, in-house and on the road, NZ wide.

About TRT – Tidd ross todd ltd
TRT – Tidd Ross Todd Limited and TRT (Aust) Pty Ltd is a privately owned family business, operating more than 50 years (est. 1967).

Key manufacturing facilities and head office is in Hamilton, New Zealand, with branches and warehouse facilities in Auckland and Christchurch. TRT’s Australian operations are based in Murarrie Brisbane, Queensland. TRT operates throughout Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the South Pacific.

Certified under ISO 9001:2015, TRT has around 240 employees working within four integrated businesses; manufacturing, truck and trailer parts, mechanical service and repair, and crane sales, service and parts. TRT service the construction, mining, defence and transport industries.

With purpose built facilities in NZ and Australia, TRT continues strong growth in both markets with a range of locally designed and manufactured product and manage growing network of parts and service support for a broad range of customers.

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