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Penske New Zealand has broken ground on the site of its new state-of-the-art Tauranga facility.

Providing full retail sales, parts, and service support for the Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, Dennis Eagle, mtu, and Detroit brands, the new facility will be located at Kaweroa Drive, Tauriko.

Situated on 13,167 m2 of land, the purpose-built facility will comprise 2,550 m2 of workshop space, a 700 m2 parts warehouse, and 800 m2 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.”

Proposed new Tauranga Site
L to R: Brent Warner, Kaumatua Sonny Ranapia, and Kaumatua Des Tata