According to a Terex Trucks statement, the partnership allows Porter Equipment – Porter Group’s sales division – to maintain its position as one the largest dealers of rental and sales equipment and gives Terex Trucks a “stronger foothold” in Australia and New Zealand.
“Porter Equipment is delighted to represent Terex Trucks across Australia and New Zealand as we share Terex Trucks’ commitment to the brand’s success in the region,” Porter Group sales and marketing general manager Darren Ralph said in a company statement.
“Terex Trucks has a strong pedigree in design and manufacture of robust haulers, and Porter Equipment provides a distribution network in Oceania that dates back over 70 years.”
Terex Trucks APAC sales and marketing director Clement Cheong echoed similar statements.
“Terex Trucks is excited to be part of this new journey of growth by partnering with Porter Group to serve the Australia and New Zealand markets,” Cheong said in the statement, adding, “We are confident that Porter Group will bring the same success story to Terex Trucks”.
Porter Equipment is set to distribute two models of the manufacturer’s articulated haulers – the TA300 and Generation 10 TA400.
Of these two, the highest specification model is the Gen10 TA400, which was launched in 2016 and described as “the first of a new era of haulers” for Terex Trucks.
The TA400 features magnetic suction filters that reduce the risk of contaminants entering the system, improve the cleanliness of the hydraulic oil and reduce wear and downtime.
The previous distributors of Terex Trucks products in Australia were OPS Equipment in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, and Terrequipe in Queensland.
Terex Trucks, now a division of Volvo Construction Equipment and headquartered in Motherwell, Scotland, is a manufacturer of off-highway rigid and articulated haul trucks that are used in mining, quarrying and construction applications worldwide.