New Zealand-based Tidd Ross Todd (TRT) is the new Manitowoc dealer for Queensland, Australia. The move comes after TRT’s purchase of B&N Crane Repairs, which has expanded and improved TRT’s service and support capabilities.
The expanded TRT will offer full repair, breakdown and rebuild services, and improved technical availability in the region. Heading operations for TRT will be general manager service and parts Troy Hand and general manager, crane sales Phil Chadwick.
Speaking about the new set-up, Troy Hand said, “There’s a really positive buzz in the air with this move. B&N has been growing its presence in the local market in recent years and becoming part of TRT will allow the business to grow further still.
“Cranes from Manitowoc are already popular in this part of Australia but we’re looking forward to working directly with the company to grow the population even more.”
Manitowoc Australia general manager John Stewart said the new partnership would enable the company to operate more efficiently and improve customer support efforts.
“Manitowoc Cranes is always looking to improve its operations in Australia. This new partnership with TRT, especially after its purchase of B&N, will provide superior service to customers throughout the lifecycles of their cranes,” he explained. “We’re especially improving our support on the ground, combining the expertise of Manitowoc’s great technicians with world-class workshop facilities.”
The new venture will employ Manitowoc-trained technicians and repair specialists and operate out of Manitowoc’s Lytton Road facility in Brisbane, while TRT will have the full distribution rights to Manitowoc crawler and mobile cranes throughout Queensland.