Penske Australia has increased its presence in south-east Queensland with the purchase of Total Fleet Maintenance (TFM) in Yatala, bringing its outlets in the region to three.

TFM is a family-owned heavy-duty truck and automotive repair and maintenance business established 16 years ago by Steve Edmunds.

It gives Penske its third retail location in south-east Queensland and extends the support coverage for Western Star Trucks, MAN Truck and Bus, Dennis Eagle, Detroit, and Allison Transmission customers.

Penske Australia general manager of eastern operations, John Delany, said: “In addition to our Wacol and Lytton facilities in Brisbane, our increasing on-highway customer base in south-east Queensland gave us an opportunity to expand our service network through TFM, which has a fantastic reputation in the area and brings skill and expertise to our network.”

“We’re now able to cover the two largest regions in Queensland being Brisbane, including the port, and the Gold Coast.”

The TFM site has a 2000 square metre workshop on a 6678 square metre property. It includes 21 workshop bays, brake and suspension testing capability, an authorised heavy-vehicle inspection station, and air conditioning re-gas services.

Mr Delany said Penske will also introduce retail parts sales at this location.

“As the 20-strong TFM workforce transitions into a Penske Australia location, led by branch manager Carl Landridge and assisted by Mark Parcell and Damon Hogg, the team will continue to provide the same service excellence that existing customers have come to expect,” he said.

“This will be further backed by Penske Australia’s ‘customer first’ philosophy, our streamlined systems and processes, and our extensive national parts capability that is underpinned by our world-class Penske Distribution Centre, located in Wacol.

“As we’ve done recently with Lytton and now in Yatala, Penske will continue to invest in our branch network to ensure we are located where our customers need us and also to ensure that our facilities are equipped with the highest-performing equipment and tooling.

“Over the coming months, the TFM branch will be upgraded and rebranded to Penske Australia Yatala.”

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