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MINDKITS CLAIMS 2017 MERC HACK MY VAN COMP

A New Zealand 3D printing supplier has taken out Mercedes-Benz Vans’ Hack my Van competition for 2017. MindKits was launched in 2008 by Tim Carr, who saw a need to take robotics and physical computing to [...]

FINEMORE THINKS FINE MERC

Mercedes-Benz has recorded its first major fleet win for the new Actros, with Ron Finemore Transport placing an order for 68 new models. As well as the new Mercs, the logistics company has will also purchase [...]

HVIA OPENS NOMINATION PROCESS

Industry body HVIA is now taking applications for director and office bearer positions ahead of its annual general meeting in October. Up to six positions are due to be filled with president Peter Langworthy, vice president [...]

SCANIA APPOINTS NEW SALES DIRECTOR

Scania has another new face in its leadership team with Martin Toomey taking up the recently revived role of sales director for all three business divisions, truck, bus and engine. Under the reign of Roger McCarthy, [...]

DAMILER SELLS NZ DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS

Daimler’s managing director Daniel Whitehead has announced it is in discussion with several parties in New Zealand to take over the Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz Truck and Bus distribution. “We are talking to a number of potential [...]

SCANIA’S NEW SWEDE FLAVOUR

Scania Australia has a new boss for the first time in eight years with Swede Mikael Jansson taking the reins from Roger McCarthy, who will bow out after some stunningly successful sales figures in the past [...]

HYUNDAI’S MIGHTY QUIET ENTRY INTO LOCAL MARKET

Despite promises that their trucks would be hitting our roads in the first quarter of 2017 Hyundai has quietly landed around 100 trucks and started selling its new model Mighty E light duty models early in [...]

DAIMLER VOWS TO FIGHT FOR DIESEL’S SURVIVAL

Daimler has announced it is conducting a thorough investigation into allegations of diesel cheating as the German automaker seeks to burnish the technology’s battered reputation amid an onslaught of negative news for an industry reeling from [...]

GRAND PRIX EXPERIENCE ON THE CARDS FOR IVECO DAILY BUYERS

IVECO has announced that for a limited time it is offering buyers of MY14 Daily van and cab chassis models the chance to win a $10,000 Australian F1 Grand Prix experience for two. The prize includes [...]

BARKER TRAILERS APPOINTS NEW SALES AND MARKETING GURU

Local trailer maker Barker Trailers has appointed Rod Cunningham as general manager of sales and marketing. According to company CEO Simon Meadows, Cunnngham has the experience and knowledge to help Barker overcome the challenges of the [...]