Transport Repairs Celebrates Another New Facility
On Saturday June 26th Transport Repairs celebrated its latest new facility with a big opening attended by over 280 guests. The new facility is located on the outskirts of Christchurch only minutes away from the transport hubs of Hornby, Islington and Harewood. It has incorporated the latest in truck servicing technology including full length pits capable of servicing the longest rigs, a COF Lane, truck wash, engine steam cleaner, dial up oil pumps, engineering workshop and a huge truck and trailer parking yard.
The opening also was a celebration of this facility being appointed as a Southpac Servicing agent for Canterbury to compliment the existing agency with HDPS. This was a huge vote of confidence in Transport Repairs and adds to our network with Southpac in the other locations of Blenheim, Cromwell, Gore and Invercargill.
The new site also features a new parts showroom packed with the latest bling for the modern trucker including a large range of Kenworth and DAF clothing, there’s even a range for the kids!
Mike Webster, Regional Manager and Director of Transport Repairs says this facility has been years in the planning. We have learnt about what the ideal size for lanes should be, how work flows can be best managed and also future proofed it for IT and laptops which are now as common as a torque wrench.
The event held at the workshop featured some impressive trucks including the latest from the Southpac range and even a few from the past like the original Peterbilt that Mike serviced when he started out , the original Toyota Hilux ute in the fleet, a Transpac Foden and the latest in Kenworth 909’s complete with a Dynes Transport 50th Celebration fit out. There was even a loader which doubled as a drinks cart and buses supplied to ensure the guests had an enjoyable and safe night.
The Christchurch facility includes :
- 9 Bays including 3 with full length pits
- Dedicated COF lane
- Engineering Workshop
- Fully stocked Parts distribution centre
- Computerised booking system
- Truck and trailer wash
- 24 Acre site for future expansion
This facility is the latest opened following:
- Blenheim Nov 2020
- Cromwell May 2019
- Invercargill Oct 2017
- Gore Feb 2016
- Dunedin Nov 2015