Three brands announced two truck dealerships and a teaser this week, reminding us that the truck industry in Australia is alive and well.
Iveco Go West
A new Iveco dealership facility in Brisbane has opened to replace the former facility in Rocklea, Brisbane. The new dealership is located at 20 Westgate Street, Wacol, within the city’s new truck hub corridor, sitting on a 22,000m² site with approximately 7,000m² of warehousing, office and service facilities.
The facility includes a fully refurbished 20 bay workshop with two drive-through B-Double service pits, which allows ‘no unhitch’ truck and trailer servicing of larger combination trucks.
The workshop features the latest servicing equipment and diagnostic tools as well as a brake roller tester with shaker, allowing Iveco’s factory-trained technicians to efficiently diagnose, service and repair the full Iveco vehicle range and trailing equipment.
Scania Go West
Scania Australia has just turned the first sod on its latest branch development: its second company-owned branch in NSW, which will be operating from Wonderland Drive, Eastern Creek from later this year.
“We’re adding a second company-owned sales and service location in Sydney to cope with the increasing demand for our products and services in NSW over the past five-to-eight years, and also to be able to accommodate the future growth that is pivotal to our continuing success in Australia,” said Sean Corby, Scania Regional Executive Manager for New South Wales and Victoria.
The new workshops have eight work-bays including three inspection pits, along with a bespoke wash-bay, and a full complement of vehicle testing equipment including shakers and rollers for assessing suspension, braking and steering components.
Hino Sneak Peek
It is an open secret that Hino will be launching a new 700 Series model this year. However, what it looks like and how it is specified, we can only guess. We know it will bring the brand’s heavy duty offering up to date with the latest electronic safety equipment on board, but know little else. The teaser image released gives very little away, but does suggest a much more modern and rounded look to the new models, replacing an ageing design.
So, there you have it, two truck dealerships and a teaser!