MAN seals big NZ fleet deal

Penske New Zealand celebrates MAN truck deal

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MAN Truck and Bus is enjoying healthy sales increase in Australia at present, but the rising success isn’t just limited to the Aussie market.

The latest significant order for Penske for MAN products comes in New Zealand where 36 new MAN prime-movers have been handed over to TIL Logistics Ltd.

Related: Big Transport for NSW bus order for MAN

The trucks include both TGS day cabs and TGX XL sleeper cabs in 6×4 and 8×4 configurations.

Power outputs range between 480hp and 540hp and the new trucks take the TIL fleet to around 200 MAN trucks.

Managing director of the logistics operation, Jim Ramsay, says the MAN product really speaks for itself.

“Our drivers like the trucks, the fuel economy is a huge plus and I have received many comments about how great the trucks look – which is a big positive for our company image.”

While Dean Hoverd, national sales manager – trucks, Penske New Zealand, says it was terrific to continue to work with TIL.

“We knew that safety and technology features were important, as was reliability, fuel economy and low whole of life costs,”

“With sound leadership, TIL has experienced huge growth and it has been exciting to work closely with the team to plan their future fleet requirements and to watch them successfully grow their business.”

Related: 2017 sales storm ahead for MAN, Scania

MAN was one of the bigger movers in the Australian truck sales market in January with 109 sales recorded – a 165.9% improvement on January 2017.

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