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New NZ distributor announced for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner

Keith Andrews Holdings is the new distributor for Daimler Trucks locally in New Zealand

Daimler Trucks has announced a new general distributor for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner locally in New Zealand in Keith Andrews Holdings.

Currently holding the distribution rights for Fuso vehicles and parts through its wholesale organisation Fuso New Zealand, Keith Andrews Holdings will soon take over the distribution of fellow Daimler Truck brands Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Freightliner.

Currently, Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Freightliner are distributed in NZ by Daimler Truck Australia Pacific based in Mulgrave, Victoria.

Daimler Truck CEO Daniel Whitehead says the distribution change will be beneficial for New Zealand customers.

“The General Distributor model will deliver the best outcome for Daimler Truck customers in New Zealand because no one knows local customers better than locals,” he says.

“The team at Keith Andrews has helped Fuso become a successful brand in New Zealand and we are confident they will enable Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Freightliner to reach their full potential.”

Daimler Truck Australia Pacific will continue to provide support to NZ customers by delivering the best-in-class technology, products and services to Keith Andrews and their New Zealand dealer network.

Executive director of Keith Andrews Holdings Kurtis Andrews says the team is looking forward to serving all Daimler Truck customers across NZ as the distributor.

“From our role of selling and supporting these brands over many years, we know how much value customers can extract from these class-leading products,” he says.

“We’d like to thank Daimler Truck for its faith in our hard-working team at Keith Andrews, which is excited to show the full potential of the amazing Daimler Truck products in New Zealand.”

Currently in the North Island, Keith Andrews represents Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Freightliner retail, and CablePrice represents the two brands in the South Island.

Keith Andrews Holdings is working with CablePrice regarding the ownership and operation of selected Fuso, Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Freightliner sales and service sites in the South Island, to deliver all NZ customers the full benefit of the general distributor appointment.

Keith Andrews Holdings aims to maintain all existing operations and personnel to determine a smooth transition and maintain the current high level of customer support.

“CablePrice has been a fantastic partner of Daimler Truck in New Zealand, and we are thrilled they will continue to provide their exceptional customer support at a number of their existing locations,” he says.

The exact details of the distribution change will be finalised and communicated closer to implementation, which is expected sometime early next year.

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