Penske Australia  has announced it has expanded its network in south-east Queensland following its acquisition of Total Fleet Maintenance (TFM) in Yatala, on 1 September.

TFM has serviced the south-east Queensland area for 16 years, and is a family-owned heavy-duty truck and automotive repair and maintenance business established and grown by Steve Edmunds providing service and support.

The third Penske Australia retail location in south-east Queensland,  the company says the Yatala facility will extend support coverage for Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, Dennis Eagle, Detroit, and Allison Transmission customers.

“In addition to our Wacol and Lytton facilities in Brisbane, our increasing on-highway customer base in south-east Queensland gave us an opportunity to expand our service network through TFM, which has a fantastic reputation in the area and brings skill and expertise to our network,” said John Delany, general manager – eastern operations, Penske Australia.

“We’re now able to cover the two largest regions in Queensland being Brisbane, including the port, and the Gold Coast.”

With a 2,000 sq metre workshop across the 6,678 sq metre site, the Yatala facility includes 21 workshop bays, brake and suspension testing capability, an authorised heavy-vehicle inspection station, and air conditioning re-gas services. Penske will also introduce retail parts sales at this location.

“As the 20-strong TFM workforce transitions into a Penske Australia location, led by branch manager Carl Landridge and assisted by Mark Parcell and Damon Hogg, the team will continue to provide the same service excellence that existing customers have come to expect,” said John.

“This will be further backed by Penske Australia’s ‘customer first’ philosophy, our streamlined systems and processes, and our extensive national parts capability that is underpinned by our world-class Penske Distribution Centre, located in Wacol.

“As we’ve done recently with Lytton and now in Yatala, Penske will continue to invest in our branch network to ensure we are located where our customers need us and also to ensure that our facilities are equipped with the highest-performing equipment and tooling.

“Over the coming months, the TFM branch will be upgraded and rebranded to Penske Australia Yatala.”