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Trailer manufacturer TRT has judged Luke Martin its Apprentice of the Year for 2017 – ahead of fellow-finalists Matthew Morgan and Kent Morley.

The award winners were announced at the annual Gallagher Rotary Awards Dinner, which recognises excellence in industry training. Supported by Sir William and Lady Judy Gallagher, the awards are hosted by the combined Frankton and Te Rapa Rotary Clubs. TRT was one of several leading Waikato companies in attendance, each making presentations to their top-performing trainees or apprentices.

Martin is an apprentice in automotive parts and accessories merchandising and is a member of the TRT heavy commercial vehicle parts team.

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Record demand and strong ongoing orders for new Volvo trucks in New Zealand and Australia have prompted Volvo Group Australia to increase the capacity of its Brisbane factory.

VGA says that the increased build numbers will help ease the pressure on the plant and ensure its future capability to meet customer's needs.

Volvo Trucks NZ says continuing demand here has been a large part of the decision to increase build capacity. It adds that every time supply was increased in 2017, demand quickly outstripped it.

Record NZ deliveries in 2017 and orders into 2018 remain at alltime high levels across the Volvo FM, FMX and FH model ranges, says vice president of Volvo T...

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