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KAT buys lower North Island businesses

KAT buys lower North Island businesses

NZ Truck & Driver News

 November 2020   

Following on from Keith Andrews Trucks’ appointment in October as the new Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealer in the lower North Island, it has bought out Wellington’s Diesel and Equipment Services and First Commercials in Palmerston North.As a result of the acquisitions, since November 11 all Wellington Merc, Freightliner and FUSO sales, parts and service have been provided by KAT branches in Seaview and Porirua.

In Palmerston North, the First Commercials business will transition to KAT ownership at the end of January – with M-B and Freightliner parts and service support “provided in cooperation with FCL” until then.

KAT managing director Aaron Smith says the company is “very pleased to provide certainty to the transport community of the lower North Island. We realise the most important thing to operators is keeping your fleet moving and we are foremost committed to that.”

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Following on from Keith Andrews Trucks’ appointment in October as the new Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner dealer in the lower North Island, it has bought out Wellington’s Diesel and Equipment Services and First Commercials in Palmerston North.
As a result of the acquisitions, since November 11 all Wellington Merc, Freightliner and FUSO sales, parts and service have been provided by KAT branches in Seaview and Porirua.
In Palmerston North, the First Commercials business will transition to KAT ownership at the end of January – with M-B and Freightliner parts and service support “provided in cooperation with FCL” until then.
KAT managing director Aaron Smith says the company is “very pleased to provide certainty to the transport community of the lower North Island. We realise the most important thing to operators is keeping your fleet moving and we are foremost committed to that.”
Both Diesel & Equipment and First Commercial have had long associations with the FUSO and Daimler Trucks brands and are already working with KAT to ensure that customers of the three makes “will enjoy the best possible sales, parts, service and support experience moving forward.
“We’re excited to now be working together in support of these fantastic brands, and for the future, as we join forces as new Keith Andrews dealerships in the lower North Island,” Smith adds.
“We are committed to providing the very highest standard of support that customers expect….”  

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