Penske has announced it has broken. ground on a new new state-of-the-art  facility in the New Zealand east coast town of Tauranga.

The new facility will be located at Tauriko and will roviding full retail sales, parts, and service support for Western Star Trucks, MAN , Dennis Eagle, MTU and Detroit brands, .

Situated on 13,167  sq metres of land, the purpose-built facility will comprise 2,550 square metres of workshop space, a 700 square metre parts warehouse, and 800 square metres of retail and office space, including a drivers’ lounge.

The new Tauranga branch will also house 17 30-metre truck bays, a machine shop, a drive-through wash bay, a full-length service pit, and two built-in hoists, along with a certificate of fitness (CoF) and heavy vehicle entry compliance certification bay, ensuring the highest level of customer service.

“It’s very exciting to have broken ground and commenced the construction phase of our new Tauranga facility,” said Brent Warner, general manager of Penske New Zealand.

“And having Kaumatua Des Tata of Ngai Tama Rawaha Hapu and Kaumatua Sonny Ranapia of Rangi Ranginui Iwi undertaking a blessing ceremony on site was an incredibly special experience.

“We look forward to welcoming our customers to our new site in early 2023 and demonstrating our ongoing investment and commitment to the New Zealand transport industry and the Bay of Plenty region through superior servicing equipment and state-of-the-art facilities.”