Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific managing director Daniel Whitehead has revealed they are talking to a number of parties regarding the transfer of distribution rights for Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz Truck and Bus in New Zealand.
“Our local team on the ground has done a fantastic job, but we think having a distributor with closer ties to the New Zealand market could deliver additional benefits for the Freightliner and Mercedes-Benz brands.”
Whitehead said staff had been informed of the discussions, but he was not in a position to disclose the identity of the other parties at this time.
“It is our intention that the process will be concluded by the end of this year.”
A spokesperson from Daimler Truck and Bus in Australia told New Zealand Trucking that from the customer perspective it will be business as usual and that any transition in the import and wholesale business will be completely seamless for customers.