MTD Trucks

Our People

At MTD Trucks we are proud of the long-standing relationships we have formed with many of our clients. This is due largely to the experience, knowledge and expertise of our team around the country. Through our mobile sales team you can be assured of the same level of service and quality throughout New Zealand.

Murray Sowerby

General Manager
027 443 0349

Clive Jones

National Sales Manager - Volvo Truck & Bus
027 442 4156

Bruce Harris

Product Support Manager
027 449 6678

Carl Capstick

Account Manager Mack & Volvo
027 491 2333

Ben Gray

Account Manager Volvo
027 485 3311

Aaron Ross

Account Manager Mack
027 220 6640

Scott Robinson

Account Manager Volvo
027 241 0411

Chris King

Account Manager Mack
021 523 889

Todd Martin

Account Manager Volvo
027 630 4555

Mitchell Redington

Account Manager Volvo
021 531 641

Ryan Simmonds

Account Manager Mack
027 442 7947

Nick Kale

Account Manager
027 235 4416

Scott Penny

Sales Support Coordinator
021 734 265

Jamie Bell

Product Engineer
027 498 1852

Sean Webb

Product Trainer & Online Services Coordinator
021 514 383

Stu Wynd

Sales & Logistics Administrator
027 499 9807

Our History

Over 40 years of reliability and integrity

MTD Trucks supplies new and used trucks and new buses from the Volvo Group (Mack, Renault Volvo) direct to customers in the commercial transport industry. Our clients range from single truck owners to fleet owners and large primary produce companies.

With a focus on our customers, we provide full transport solutions, including a variety of quality products supported by after-sales service. Our goal is to have a successful partnership with our customers whatever their line of business, by keeping them on the road safely with minimum down-time. We have sales and service representatives located throughout New Zealand. Contact us today.



MTD NZ Ltd was founded under the name Palmerston North Motors and until 1972 traded solely in used heavy vehicles.


A franchise agreement with Mack Trucks Inc USA was obtained and that year production started in Palmerston North with the first Mack FR model truck to be assembled in New Zealand.


A move was made from Matipo Street to the current site on Malden Street to accommodate a CKD product facility and the growing demand for the Mack product.


A nationwide service network (Truck Stops NZ Ltd) was set up to provide parts and service for the large number of trucks working around the country.


MTD was purchased by Corporate Investments Ltd to form part of the Truck Investments group, and that year MTD took over the Renault franchise for NZ.


MTD closed down their Palmerston North CKD facility and began importing FBU Mack product from what was then Mack Trucks Australia Pty Ltd (now Volvo Group Australia). The Truck Investments group was purchased by Cycle & Carriage Ltd


The Truck Investments group was sold to Sime Darby Berhad.

MTD won the rights to represent Volvo Truck and Bus product in New Zealand which then gave us three of the four brands owned by Volvo Truck Group. Today MTD Trucks is a fully owned subsidiary company of Sime Darby Motors New Zealand.



Our Customers

Over 40 years of reliability and integrity

We’ve worked with our customers for many years and for us, this says a lot about our service.
See below a selection of recent truck sales.

SR McCardle




Volvo FH750

Volvo FH750


Hawkes Bay / Lower North Island

B & P Hermansen Logging Ltd

Truck and Trailer with Patchell convertible logging gear. CTI and scales.

Willson & Watson Transport Ltd Volvo FH750 6x4R




Willson & Watson Transport Ltd

First FH750 6x4R in the country

Mack Granite

MP8 500


Lower Hutt

Central Logistics

Mack Trident 8×4

MP8 535


South Island

Cranleigh Haulage

Mack 535 6×4

MP8 535

Lower North Island