It’s small wonder that the orange and yellow trucks of Parks Towing are familiar to Christchurch residents – after all, the company has been around for the thick end of a century.
But what isn’t obvious is how much Parks has grown in the past couple of decades, and the breadth of the services it now offers. Sure, if your vehicle in involved in a crash or has a breakdown, the company is likely to be on your radar (or you on theirs) but It’s almost easier to say what it doesn’t do.
Heavy vehicle recovery, commercial fleet servicing, vehicle storage and transport, machinery transport, crane truck services, engineering and design services, general vehicle maintenance and tiny homes transport are all covered, in addition to the ‘core’ towing business.
And the variety is not merely based on a ‘We’ll have a go at anything’ approach, either. All of Park’s disparate activities are carried out using dedicated, specialised equipment.
The current fleet has more than 60 units, including a stepped-deck heavy machinery transporter, a Hiab crane unit and a heavy-vehicle recovery unit as well as the more conventional smash- and breakdown-recovery trucks for cars and light vehicles.