Features Truck News — 05 March 2018

To coincide with its 30th consecutive year of truck market leadership, Isuzu has moved into a new purpose built headquarters facility in Melbourne’s west.

The company moved into this purpose-built home at Truganina, in the trucking heartland of Melbourne’s West last week on 26th February, with the sprawling site housing its entire national operation under one roof.

IAL’s national head office admin, sales, engineering, service, parts and aftersales operations will be based at the new HQ

IAL COO, Phil Taylor, said the coming together of the entire operation will enable more immediate collaboration and communication between the various operations of IAL

“We’ve got bold plans for the future of the brand in Australia and completion of works at our new facility signals the start of something really special,” he said.

“Development of the new facility is an extension of our commitment to our customers for the next 10, 20, even 50 years,” he added.

“We’re here for the long haul and we’ve now got the best possible foundations to deliver the best possible product for the foreseeable future.”

IAL’s staff operations manager, Aninka Morhall was charged with overseeing the build and she says nothing’s been left to chance.

“It’s rare that an organisation gets the chance to physically re-set and as a result, re-engineer their approach. This process has afforded us that opportunity, and ultimately, it’ll be our customers who reap the greatest benefit,” she said.

“From concept, we made sure this facility was designed and built with genuine collaboration in mind, and we’ve definitely achieved that.

“From our day-to-day administration through to training and product development, we’re now able to better work together in solving problems and creating innovative new transport solutions for our customers. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome,” Ms Morhall said.

The new HQ is a 21,000 m², purpose-built facility with a self-contained, 1,700m² training centre boasting a 10-bay workshop. There is also a state of the art truck-specific showroom featuring an 11×4 m show screen. The Isuzu Parts warehouse has been fully integrated into the HQ for improved parts supply nationally while the Product Development Centre (PDC) has been improved and expanded to focus on locally-developed transport solutions for Australian truck operators while there is also a new home within the facility for expanding Isuzu Engines (off highway) department.

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