Keith Andrews acquires two long-standing businesses in the lower North Island to support Daimler appointment

Friday, November 6, 2020

Following news in October that Keith Andrews Trucks would open Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner sales, service and parts dealerships in Wellington and Palmerston North, it has now been announced that the company has agreed to purchase both Diesel and Equipment Services Limited (DESL) and First Commercials Limited (FCL).

In Wellington, from 11 November 2020 Keith Andrews in Seaview and Porirua will provide Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso sales, parts and service support. 

In Palmerston North, from 11 November 2020 parts and service support for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner trucks will be provided in cooperation with FCL.

Both DESL and FCL have had a long association with the Fuso and Daimler brands. Already, the teams from DESL, FCL and KAT are working closely together to ensure that all Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso customers will enjoy the best possible sales, parts, service and support experience.

“We are very pleased to provide certainty to the transport community of the lower North Island. We realise the most important thing to operators is keeping your fleet moving and we are foremost committed to that,” said Keith Andrews managing director Aaron Smith.

“We are committed to providing the very highest standard of support that customers expect for their Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner and Fuso trucks and buses.

“We sincerely thank our industry partners for their support as we transition DESL and FCL to Keith Andrews.”