TRT new Hiab distributor
GLOBAL ROAD TRANSPORT LOAD HANDLING equipment giant Hiab has chosen Tidd Ross Todd (TRT) as the new exclusive New Zealand distributor for its entire product range.
e Hamilton-headquartered TRT took over from NZ Trucks in late November as the sole distributor of Hiab cranes, Zepro tail-lifts, Multilift demountables and skiploaders, Jonsered log and recycling cranes and Moett truck-mounted forklifts.
Hiab says that its new distribution arrangement has been made “in order to serve our current loyal Hiab customer base and new customers in the best possible way in the NZ market.”
e agreement, it says, “supports Hiab’s goal of expanding its market in NZ and ensuring our customers are our number one priority.”
TRT has been a leading player in NZ’s crane and manufacturing sector for over 50 years. It has four business divisions – cranes, manufacturing (including heavy transport trailers), truck and trailer parts and service – “and is ideally placed to manage Hiab’s distribution in NZ,” says Hiab.
It has a comprehensive, nationwide sales and service network and Hiab says that a key part of TRT’s role will be stocking genuine aftermarket parts and supporting nationwide tting agents and service outlets.
“TRT has an experienced team, with the internal systems and structures in place to manage all aspects of our distribution and maintenance,” says Steve Coonan – Hiab’s head of sales and service, SEA and importer markets.
“is partnership will give NZ businesses access to specialist advice, equipment and maintenance – all from one company at multiple locations,” he adds.
TRT engineering director Robert Carden says the company is “committed to a seamless, focused service for Hiab customers.”
TRT chief operations o£cer Lawrence Baker says that the Hiab distribution partnership “continues to build on our growth and aligns perfectly with our overall business strategy.”
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