Transport Repairs Ltd was formed with a purpose in mind.
To provide industry leading parts and service support to the transport industry.
We aim to provide a specialist service at competitive rates and get the job right first time with minimal downtime for our customers.
We are the Cummins Engine Dealer for Otago and Southland, we are a SouthPac Trucks Dealer supporting DAF, Kenworth and TRP products in Southland and Central Otago.
Our workshops are modern, with state of the art equipment and facilities, including the latest diagnostic tools.
Our parts department staff have a wealth of industry knowledge and experience.
Meet the Team
Mike is an innovative leader, always looking for opportunities to meet the customers’ needs and keep them trucking. He applies a lot of thought into the future and preparing Transport Repairs for new service offerings and increasing capacity.
Mikes’ a Diesel Mechanic and has spent most of his career under a truck. He grew his independent business, Heavy Transport Specialists Limited in Christchurch before seeing the advantages of combining with Otago and Southland partners to offer a larger business with wider coverage for customers. Mike was appointed General Manager at the formation of Transport Repairs and is on the Board of Directors.
Dealer Principle / Projects & Towing
Jason prefers the old-school approach to business and plays a big part in the transport industry and Gore regional community. He retains an impressive amount of customer knowledge and vehicle repair history and no computer is required.
Jason started his career as an Apprentice and has worked hard to build the original business of Transport Repairs 2003 based in Gore, which secured Southpac and Cummins Dealerships. From there, Jason expanded the business into Invercargill amalgamating with Fowler Mechanical father and son duo of John and Jason Fowler.
Jason Popperwell manages the Southpac Dealer relationship, is involved in facilities, special projects and manages our Tow / Recovery operations. Jason is on the board of Directors.
Brent is a very well-mannered bloke with an intense focus on getting it right the first time and continuously improving operations with the future in mind. He works closely with customers to understand their business needs and goes the extra mile to offer a suitable TRL solution.
Brent is a Diesel Mechanic who started out in our Gore branch. He spent several years in Western Australia mines that provided greater education before returning and running the original Cromwell branch. He now oversees all Parts and Service operations; perhaps the biggest job in the company.
Training / Fleet Manager
Nothing is a problem for Andy, he has a solution for everything and is happy to share his opinion with you. He gets involved in many parts of the business and is a big pusher of technology to make the job easier.
Andy is a Diesel Mechanic and has spent many years overseas an as Training Instructor, Dealer Development Consultant and Mining Performance Consultant. His TRL role started with a focus on branch operations but is now Manages Training and Fleet solutions. These a two very important areas as we need to develop the very best people for our business and offer our Customers innovative solution to manage their fleet.
Health & Safety / HR Manager
James is everywhere but he avoids getting there on a plane. Covering all our branches, he is very passionate about compliance and safety, which is exactly what is needed.
James has 10 years plus experience in the Motor industry before deciding to retrain in the human resource and health and safety fields. James is responsible for driving a health and safety culture within the business. He also manages HR and is the man to talk to if you are looking for a job with TRL.
Kane can be a very animated bloke who has an intense focus on cost and expense control. No expense gets past his scrutiny without a “please explain”.
Kane is based in Gore and has been involved in Parts and Operations over the years but is now focused on accounts and administration. He is our key user for Magix our business operation system.
Area Manager- WCR & Hornby
John likes to see structure and processes followed which may have something to do with his military background. He is also very passionate about Apprentice recruitment, training and development and is our Apprentice Assessor.
John is a Diesel Mechanic and completed his trade in the Army. He has spent a far amount of his long TRL career managing the Bromley branch but is now assigned to West Coast Road and Hornby operations. John is also our resident Brake Certifier.
Branch Manager Bromley, Rangiora
Kevin starts off as a quiet type of bloke until he gets stuck into a job. If you want the job done in the best possible time, then he’s your man.
Kevin is a Diesel Mechanic with a long career at TRL. He manages our out-lying branches of Bromley and Rangiora which is heavily focused on large customer fleets.
Warranty / Product Training / Technical Support
Nathan is one of our most passionate people in the industry and he will take the time to fill you in on all the details with many stories as examples.
Nathan is a Diesel Mechanic and has been involved with the business since the very beginning. He is also one of our most educated with the completion of a comprehensive range of DAF, Kenworth and Cummins training. Nathan is the guy behind the scenes that makes product training possible, communicates technical issues with Southpac most importantly processes Warranty claims.
Southland Parts Manager
Antony will never answer the phone the same old way if he recognises your number. Some of his responses can be very entertaining.
Ants has had a long career on the parts industry, particularly around trailer components and brakes. Ants Manages our Southland Parts operation covering Gore and Invercargill.
Find a location
We have 8 workshop locations throughout the South Island