|Maarten Durent - CEO
To offer the most cost effective transport solutions to the
New Zealand Transport Operator.
We will achieve this by:
Matching the optimum truck specification for each application.
By our customers being successful - we're successful.
Southpac Trucks History
Though Southpac Trucks has been trading as a stand-alone entity only since 1994, through its staff the company carries up to 25 more years experience in the PACCAR Group brands, Kenworth, DAF and – until 2006 – Foden.
Southpac Trucks was formed by The Colonial Motor Company Ltd, the late Mike Corliss and Southpac's CEO, Maarten Durent in 1994. Both Mike & Maarten had worked for the Foden and Kenworth dealer South Pacific Trucks Ltd and prior to that the Foden dealer STE Ltd.
Its complete local ownership gives Southpac Trucks a unique insight into the needs of New Zealand transport operators and allows the company to respond quickly to changing market conditions. It is also able to mix and match specifications within the PACCAR Group brands to provide the optimum specification for New Zealand’s unique operating conditions.
A major feature of the company’s operations is its emphasis on parts, service, and support – pillars of an integrated strategy that sees truck sales as only part of the equation. We see the biggest focus of the company, not on the initial selling of a rig, but on a lifetime support of the product.
Southpac is a medium-sized, very focused company, with branches in Auckland, Rotorua and Christchurch and supported by a countrywide network of 21 ALLRIG parts and service dealers who support the Trucks by PACCAR brands sold by Southpac.
A central call system means that a 24-hour support service is accessed by a single telephone number. Every ALLRIG dealer has a service vehicle on round-the-clock standby for service in its geographical area.
Used truck sales and Southpac’s parts and servicing also operate under the ALLRIG banner.
Southpac Truck’s parts and service staff are sent overseas regularly for additional training on DAF and Kenworth brands. We believe our people are our strength and giving them the best possible training allows them to better service our customers.
As a relatively small company, closely linked to a very large one, we are in an ideal position to offer a complete range of trucks, supported by the best back-up in the New Zealand transport industry.
“PACCAR products allow you to be confident you are investing wisely in your future.”
Building The Best Trucks In The World
Brands like Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF are truck brand-names that command respect in all corners of the globe. What links them is that they are all part of PACCAR Incorporated, a $US14 billion, multinational company committed to providing superior products aimed at ideally meeting your transport requirements.
In its combined name-plates PACCAR carries over 300 years of truck-building experience. The company manufacturer Class 8 on - and off-road models for sale around the world. In addition Kenworth and Peterbilt compete in the North American Class 6-7 market with medium duty models, as does DAF in Europe.
Innovative designs, developed at the PACCAR technical centre, feature state of the art technology to ensure your vehicle will meet your specific demands and offer a great return on investment.
With engineering excellence designed in, PACCAR products allow you to be confident you are investing wisely in your future.
To learn more about PACCAR and its products, visit www.PACCAR.com
Engineered To Last
Whether its Kenworth or DAF, when choosing a Trucks by PACCAR brand you can have the confidence of investing in a brand that carries an edge in today’s competitive transport environment.
Each has distinctive brand values.
Kenworth, from PACCAR Australia, stands for:
The European-built DAF represents:
- Pride of ownership
- Custom engineering
- High resale value
- Power and reliability
- Driver comfort
- Fuel economy
- Low tare weight
- Fleet applications
- Ultimate back-up
- Complete range
The sales engineers at Southpac Trucks are highly-trained professionals dedicated to helping fill your transport requirements. No one has more ability to help you customise your truck to your specific needs. This application engineering will ensure it will be more productive, last longer and have more available up time.
Serious About Service
We firmly believe: Our People are our Strength
Southpac Trucks and ALLRIG dealers are serious about providing the best possible service and support to the trucks we sell.
This across-the-board commitment means:
Building a relationship with the ALLRIG service network allows operators to:
Maximise ‘up’ time through preventative maintenance programmes
Reduce overall maintenance costs
Reduce the need to fund in-house workshop facilities
When it comes to keeping your trucks operating efficiently and economically, we firmly believe: our people are our strength.
Parts Commitment Nationwide, the network stocks over $13 million of Foden, Kenworth, DAF and ALLRIG branded parts
We are committed to maintaining an almost 97% fill rate on orders, which means large inventories
High stock levels mean strong buying power with suppliers, savings which are passed on to our customers
Our Auckland, Rotorua and Christchurch warehouse staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Southpac Trucks is committed to supplying the transport industry with a full range of parts on a 24-hour per day basis through the ALLRIG dealer network. As the name implies, ALLRIG is dedicated to supplying parts and accessories for the majority of heavy duty trucks using North American running gear, as well as the Kenworth, DAF and Foden Trucks by PACCAR name-plates. We offer the most comprehensive parts support to ensure the country's transport fleets keep rolling.
If we are out of stock, the world network of PACCAR warehouses can supply parts within 24 hours
We have the most advanced electronics parts system in the industry
The dealer network is linked electronically to the National Parts Distribution Centre
Parts staff benefit from technology updates and ongoing training