McCurdy, Moller

Johnson re­brand

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TARANAKI’S MCCURDY FAM­ILY HAS IN­TE­GRATED ITS ser­vice and re­pairs and truck sales busi­nesses, McCurdy En­gi­neer­ing and Moller Johnson, into one com­pany….and one brand: McCurdy Trucks.

ree sites will now op­er­ate un­der the new brand – McCurdy En­gi­neer­ing’s New Ply­mouth op­er­a­tion and the Moller Johnson sales and ser­vice fa­cil­i­ties in Haw­era and Bell Block.

Moller Johnson Isuzu was sep­a­rated from its car deal­er­ship in 2009 and two years later the McCurdy fam­ily bought the com­mer­cial ve­hi­cle busi­ness, which in­cludes the Isuzu mas­ter deal­er­ship for Taranaki, Wan­ganui and the King Coun­try.

While the long-es­tab­lished Moller Johnson brand is a ca­su­alty of the in­te­gra­tion, so too is the 53-year-old McCurdy En­gi­neer­ing Ltd name – to the ex­tent that it’s now modi ed to McCurdy Trucks.

But man­ager Paul McCurdy says that the new name bet­ter suits the changed na­ture of the busi­ness founded by Jim McCurdy in 1965 – in that “things have pro­gressed from trans­port en­gi­neer­ing to ser­vice and re­pairs.”

Dur­ing the pe­riod in which Jim’s son Wayne has led the com­pany, Paul says, “the ser­vice and re­pair side has in­creased to a point where ‘en­gi­neer­ing’ no longer best rep­re­sents the com­pany’s cur­rent ca­pac­ity.

“We will con­tinue to rep­re­sent all our brands – that both busi­nesses cur­rently rep­re­sent – but in more lo­ca­tions, so sup­pli­ers and cus­tomers are both onto a win­ner,” he adds.

us, at the Haw­era, Bell Block and New Ply­mouth McCurdy Trucks lo­ca­tions, Isuzu truck sales and ser­vice will con­tinue…as will the role of each as parts and ser­vice deal­ers for both South­pac Trucks and Truck Stops.

“But our main fo­cus is – and has al­ways been – parts, ser­vice and re­pair sup­port for all our ser­vice part­ners.”

McCurdy adds: “With the in­te­gra­tion of both our com­pa­nies into one to bet­ter serve our clients, and the in­crease of ser­vice and re­pair work since the early ‘90s we feel that now is a great time to re­name to McCurdy Trucks.

“McCurdy is who we are and trucks are what we do – so it’s sim­ple re­ally. En­gi­neer­ing is still a big fo­cus for us and is still grow­ing, but McCurdy Trucks rep­re­sents us best to­day and into the fu­ture.”

He says that McCurdy Trucks has plans “to build on our strengths and in­crease our o er to cus­tomers.

“We’ve pur­chased 3.52 hectares of land in New Ply­mouth for a new, pur­pose­built fa­cil­ity for both our North Taranaki lo­ca­tions, plus we’re in ne­go­ti­a­tions with other like-minded busi­nesses that serve the trans­port in­dus­try to join us on the site to be­come a true one-stop trans­port ser­vice yard.

“Haw­era will con­tinue at its cur­rent mod­ern fa­cil­ity but we’ll be ad­ding more to that site, as it has also grown in re­cent years.”

Both com­pa­nies are award-win­ning, hav­ing re­cently been judged the South­pac Ser­vice Dealer of the Year (for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive year) and the Truck­stops Dealer of the Year…along with claim­ing a num­ber of other lo­cal awards.

T&D

e for­mer Moller Johnson ser­vice cen­tre in Bell Block, now wear­ing the new brand

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