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History

The origins of Truck Stops date back to 1984 when the company was established to provide aftersales parts and service support to Trucks. It has gradually grown to become New Zealand’s largest supplier of truck and bus parts and workshop services.

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1984 Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd established
1985 New branches open in Christchurch, Taupo, Napier
1986 Further expansion to Mt Maunganui, Hamilton, Central Auckland, Lower Hutt, Palmerston North; national parts distribution centre (PDC) established; Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd gets a new logo
1989 TIL ownership transferred to Corporate Investments (which would later become Montana Group Ltd in 1999)
1990 Invercargill branch opens
1995 Auckland and Rotorua branches open
1996 Dunedin branch opens; Napier branch gets a makeover
2000

Second branch in Auckland opens in south Auckland.

TIL group is purchased by Cycle & Carriage Ltd

2002 Whangarei branch opens
2004 Sime Darby Motor Group buys Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd, along with other Truck Investments group companies
2006 Nelson branch opens
2009 Volvo appoints Truck Investments as its countrywide franchise; Trucks Stops Recycling Division (TRD) added to Lower Hutt branch
2010 Volvo is introduced to the Hamilton, Napier and Nelson branches
2011 Trucks Stops Recycling Division (TRD) moves to Palmerston North

2013 Opening of the new purpose built workshop in Invercargill
2013 Take-over of Southern Viking operations in Christchurch as the 16th Truck Stops branch
2013 Truck Stops parent company TIL changes its name to Sime Darby Commercial (NZ) Limited