Penske group opens hi-tech New Zealand facility

An arial shot of Penske's new NZ facility. Photo Contributed
An arial shot of Penske's new NZ facility. Photo Contributed Contributed

A NEW state-of-the-art headquarters for Penske's New Zealand operations has been opened today.

Chairman of Penske Automotive Group, Roger Penske and the Mayor of Auckland Len Brown, officially opened the all-new office.

Encompassing 17,748 square metres, the purpose built facility is Penske's largest New Zealand operation, and brings Penske Commercial Vehicles and Penske Power Systems under the one roof to streamline operations, and deliver an enhanced customer experience.

The new Penske New Zealand facility will also deliver benefits to the local economy through the employment of more than 90 staff across apprenticeship, mechanics, and various professional service / business functions.

The new site, located at 4 Langley Road Wiri, an outer Auckland suburb, will be home to market-leading brands including Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck & Bus, Dennis Eagle, MTU and Detroit.

Penske has opened a new headquarters just outside of Auckland. Photo Contributed
Penske has opened a new headquarters just outside of Auckland. Photo Contributed Contributed

Also on-site is the 1,939 square metre workshop with the latest equipment, technology, 16 service bays, two full-length service pits along with a full chassis dyno that will be serviced by a team of factory-trained technical specialists.

Technical training is conducted on site to ensure staff, technicians and dealers around New Zealand receive the latest factory-backed technical training and information.

Penske customers can browse in the aftermarket product showroom and select from the vast range of products to customise their trucks and relax in the dedicated customer lounge, featuring both showering and sleeping facilities.

The hi-tech facility was designed with one objective - to give Penske customers of today and tomorrow an unparalleled customer service experience.

Speaking at the launch event Mr Penske said he was thrilled to grow the Penske footprint in New Zealand.

"This represents a significant investment for the company, and demonstrates our commitment to dealers and customers in the region," he said.

Auckland Mayor, Len Brown was enthusiastic about the investment into the local economy by the Penske group.

"Penske's investment is a coup for local industry in Wiri, and the entire country. The employment of 90 staff across apprenticeships, mechanics, engineering and professional services is another big plus for Auckland," he said.

The new facility compliments Penske's established Tauranga, Mt Maunganui location for Penske Commercial Vehicles.

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