1984

Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd established

1985

New branches open in Christchurch, Taupo, Napier

1986

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

1989

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

1990

Invercargill branch opens

1995

Auckland and Rotorua branches open

1996

Dunedin branch opens; Napier branch gets a makeover

2000

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

2002

Whangarei branch opens

2004

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

2006

Nelson branch opens

2009

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

2010

Volvo is introduced to the Hamilton, Napier and Nelson branches

2011

Trucks Stops Recycling Division (TRD) moves to Palmerston North

2013

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

2017

Blenheim Branch opens servicing Hino, Mack, Renault and Volvo

2018

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.

OWNERSHIP

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

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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