Penske pow­ers into a suc­cess

Branch in­vites peo­ple in for a look

Big Rigs - - COMMUNITY EVENT -

PENSKE Power Sys­tems Bris­bane’s Novem­ber pal­let sale was the first chance for mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to come in and ex­pe­ri­ence just what was on of­fer.

“It was our first reach out into the market place to gen­er­ally come in and ex­pe­ri­ence what we can of­fer,” Penske Power Sys­tems Bris­bane branch man­ager Ja­son Benedetti said.

Mr Benedetti said the event, which was a first look into the branch that in­cluded great deals as well as a sausage siz­zle and fun ac­tiv­i­ties for chil­dren, was a suc­cess and a great op­por­tu­nity go­ing for­ward.

The Bris­bane branch, for­merly known as MTU Detroit Diesel, merged with Penske Power Sys­tems in 2017 af­ter mov­ing into the new premises on Vik­ing Drive at Wa­col and is re­spon­si­ble for retail sales, ser­vice, is a parts dealer for Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck and Bus and Den­nis Ea­gle.

Trucks sales man­ager Derek Schroff said Project Fu­sion, which rein­te­grated the off-high­way and on-high­way busi­nesses to cover the whole scope of work, was work­ing well.

“We took the strengths of the Bris­bane Truck Cen­tre which were in chas­sis re­pairs and fused them with the Penske Power Sys­tems ex­per­tise in the Al­li­son Trans­mis­sions and Detroit en­gine prod­ucts, it re­ally com­ple­mented each other,” Mr Schroff said.

“We’re re­ally see­ing the ben­e­fit not just here in Bris­bane but across the net­work.”

Three mil­lion dol­lars were in­vested in the fa­cil­ity in­crease, in which the Wa­col premises now in­cludes 28 truck bays and a work­shop two-thirds big­ger than the pre­vi­ous site.

As well as the in­vest­ment in the fa­cil­ity, Mr Schroff said there had been 3000 hours of train­ing in­ter­nally in the past year alone.

“Our abil­ity to ser­vice the net­work has grown and as we grow our ex­per­tise will go from strength to strength,” he said.

Mr Benedetti said 40 tech­ni­cians worked in the branch and there had been an ex­ten­sion of open­ing hours from a parts and ser­vice per­spec­tive with staff work­ing four nights a week un­til 11pm and a shift on Satur­day morn­ing from 6am-1pm.

Mr Schroff said that dou­ble shift in­creased the num­ber of trucks be­ing able to be worked on from 28 to 56, and was a great way to in­crease work­loads with­out hav­ing to ex­tend the fa­cil­ity.

“It’s an ex­cit­ing time and we’re see­ing pen­e­tra­tion in all mar­kets,” he said.

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Chelsea and her brother Jack Mor­gan play on the jump­ing cas­tle af­ter get­ting their faces painted at the sale.

Lukas MacRae cel­e­brates his prize with Rebel FM stars James Brooks (left) and Ja­cob Davis.

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