Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd established


New branches open in Christchurch, Taupo, Napier


Further expansion to Mt Maunganui, Hamilton, Central Auckland, Lower Hutt, Palmerston North; national parts distribution centre (PDC) established; Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd gets a new logo


TIL ownership transferred to Corporate Investments (which would later become Montana Group Ltd in 1999)


Invercargill branch opens


Auckland and Rotorua branches open


Dunedin branch opens; Napier branch gets a makeover


Second branch in Auckland opens in South Auckland. TIL group is purchased by Cycle & Carriage Ltd


Whangarei branch opens


Sime Darby Motor Group buys Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd, along with other Truck Investments group companies


Nelson branch opens


Volvo appoints Truck Investments as its countrywide franchise; Trucks Stops Recycling Division (TRD) added to Lower Hutt branch


Volvo is introduced to the Hamilton, Napier and Nelson branches


Trucks Stops Recycling Division (TRD) moves to Palmerston North


Opening of the new purpose built workshop in Invercargill.
Take-over of Southern Viking operations in Christchurch as the 16th Truck Stops branch.
Truck Stops parent company TIL changes its name to Sime Darby Commercial (NZ) Limited


Blenheim Branch opens servicing Hino, Mack, Renault and Volvo


Truckstops updated its corporate image to a new “more modern, crisper, cleaner” look which better reflected the company and where it is today. Completion of the brand refresh across all 17 branches will take around 18 months.


Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Sime Darby Commercial (NZ) Ltd, which is owned by Sime Darby Berhad.

Sime Darby Commercial

The Sime Darby Commercial Group is one of New Zealand’s leading suppliers of new medium and heavy commercial vehicles with a nationwide parts and servicing network. The Sime Darby Commercial Group of companies consists of:

  • Sime Darby Commercial (NZ) Ltd – parent company
  • Motor Truck Distributors (NZ) Ltd – Mack and Volvo franchises
  • Hino Distributors (NZ) Ltd – Hino franchise
  • UD Truck Distributors (NZ) Ltd – UD Truck franchise

Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd – nationwide commercial parts and service provider


Sime Darby is a Malaysia-based diversified multinational business involved in 3 core sectors:

  • Plantations
  • Property
  • Other (Industrial Equipment, Motors, Logistics).

Founded in 1910, when Scotsman William Middleton Sime and Englishman Henry Darby teamed up to form a company to manage a rubber estate in Malacca, its business divisions seek to create positive benefits in the economy, environment and society where it has a presence.

With a workforce of over 20,000 employees in 18 countries and territories, Sime Darby is committed to building a sustainable future for all of its stakeholders. It is one of the largest companies on Bursa Malaysia, with annual revenue of RM33.8bn (NZ$11.7bn) as at 30 June 2018.

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