New Zealand freight forwarder, TIL Logistics, supplements its MAN fleet


With the delivery of 36 new MAN vehicles, the New Zealand freight forwarder, TIL Logistics Ltd, has the largest MAN fleet in Australasia. It is made up of around 200 MAN trucks

  • The delivery consisted of various models of MAN TGS and TGX vehicles between 480 and 540 hp
  • Penske Commercial Vehicles is the supplier – MAN importer in Australia and New Zealand
  • MAN is gaining prominence in the Australian and New Zealand market


The New Zealand freight forwarder, TIL Logistics Ltd, which has its headquarters in New Plymouth, uses the 36 new MAN TGS Euro 5 models with M cab and MAN TGX models with XL cab for a range of different tasks. One of these tasks is transporting mineral oil. The maximum gross weight of the truck and trailer is 50 tonnes. The maximum length is 23 metres. The four-axle MAN TGS 35.540 8x4 BL tractor vehicle transports 20,000 litres of diesel.

“Our drivers like the trucks, the fuel economy is a huge plus and I have received many comments about how great the trucks look – which is a big positive for our company image,” said a pleased Jim Ramsay, Managing Director of TIL Logistics Ltd. at the vehicle handover. “We knew that safety and technology features were important, as was reliability, fuel economy and low whole of life costs,” Dean Hovered of Penske New Zealand knew this from his long-standing business relationship with the freight forwarder.

In January 2018, Penske Commercial Vehicles announced a new record for the Australian commercial vehicle market with 109 sales concluded.