With approximately 1,870 employees across New Zealand and Australia, the Sime Darby Motors name is synonymous with quality commercial and private vehicles as well as premium transport and materials handling equipment.
From the purchase of Continental Car Services in 1999 to acquiring Truckstops and Hino Distributors in 2004 and beyond, it’s been growth, growth, growth for Sime Darby Motors since the beginning. We’ve successfully grown to be one of the key players in New Zealand’s motors and transport industries by purchasing other key businesses such as Gough Group, and grown into Australia simultaneously, offering access to high quality trucks, cars and transport solutions to suit all commercial and private needs.
Globally, we’ve got some good backing—our parent company is Sime Darby, an employer of over 20,000 people across 18 countries and territories and publicly listed on the Malaysian stock exchange.
Why Work at Sime Darby Motors?
Our point of difference is our people. We hire the best, so we can be the best. Regardless of whether you’re an apprentice or a senior manager, if you’re all about putting your all into everything you do, we’ll take good care of you.
Though there may be a stretch of water between the two, we treat Australia and New Zealand as one talent pool. For you, this means endless opportunity—if you’re committed to developing in your career, you won’t be limited by a lack of positions available.
1,200 Staff AUS and NZ
Hino Motors Ltd, Japan – where the world’s most successful car maker and leading edge truck design meet – introduces their first truck to the world
Tim Bailey starts Continental Cars, with nothing but a few hundred bucks, a toolbox and an old van. And of course, a dream!
What a big year! MTD NZ Ltd and Corefleet are all founded. Little did they realise, they’d all be part of the same company a few decades later.
Truckstops NZ is established to provide aftersales parts and service support for trucks all over the country, and Hino Distributors takes over the Clyde Group.
Sime Darby Motors enters New Zealand market, buying Continental Cars, which continues to grow in the coming years. Meanwhile across the Tasman, Brisbane BMW is being founded the same year.
Sime Darby Motors buys Truckstops, Hino Distributors, and other Truck Investment Group Companies.
Sime Darby Motors enters the Australian market, buying national fleet services organisation Corefleet.
Australian presence is increased through the purchase of Porsche Parramatta, and Truckstops’ parent company TIL joins the Sime Darby name with a rebrand as Sime Darby Commercial (NZ) Limited.
Sime Darby Motors solidifies position as leading supplier of luxury cars in Australia, purchasing Brisbane BMW.
Sime Darby Motors continues to grow across New Zealand and Australia – will you be part of our future?
Uphold high levels of personal and professional values in all our business interactions and decisions.
Respect & Responsibility
Respect for the individuals we interact with and the environment that we operate in (internally and externally) and committing to being responsible in all our actions.
Stretch the horizons of growth for ourselves and our business through our unwavering ambition to achieve outstanding personal and business results.
Seek and seize opportunities with speed and agility, challenging set boundaries.