Penske powers into a success
Branch invites people in for a look
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.