New parts and service dealer for Tauranga
Already an authorised parts and service dealer for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner trucks, the appointment CDS, as of 1 August 2020, provides further alignment of Daimler brands into a cohesive network.
CDS, a family-owned operation run by Robert ‘Bert’ Hayden and his wife Debbie, has been servicing the needs of the Bay of Plenty heavy transport industry for 25 years.
Fuso NZ managing director Kurtis Andrews said: “We are already seeing the benefits of a fully integrated Daimler network across the country, through Keith Andrews Trucks in the North Island and CablePrice in the South Island, where the three lead brands of FUSO, Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner are serviced by the same operation.
“Daimler has very stringent standards and expectations of its dealers; a unified network ensures consistency of technical training, parts supply and, most importantly, customer service.
“We’re delighted to have Bert, Debbie and the team at CDS on board. They are experienced in ‘the Daimler way’ and have a strong reputation in the Bay of Plenty.
“I would like to thank Truck Line Services for its support over the past four years with Fuso NZ. The change of representation in Tauranga is more strategic than a direct reflection on its operations.”
Hayden said: “The addition of the FUSO brand is a very exciting development and we’ll be working very hard to honour the trust that has been placed in us.
“We have a great team with expertise across all aspects of the business, all working together to provide an integrated and fully comprehensive service. The addition of FUSO gives us a full suite of Japanese, European and American truck brands within the Daimler family.”
CDS operates from two purpose-built facilities on Hull Road in the heart of Mount Maunganui. At 70 Hull Road, there are six drive-through bays, including two full-length pits and brake rollers. It also provides on-site COF testing in association with VTNZ.
It has also recently opened an engineering division at 55 Hull Road to cater for truck fitouts. Also housed at the location is Keith Andrews Trucks new Tauranga sales office.
Picture: CDS managing director Robert ‘Bert’ Hayden and Keith Andrews FUSO sales representative Rod Johnson at the newly combined CDS (parts and service) and Keith Andrews (sales) dealership.