On behalf of the staff, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & safe & Happy New Year.
We would also like to acknowledge our customers for your continued support & partnership over the last 12 months. We appreciate working with you & hope that the coming year will bring you happiness & success.
John, Ann, Jaime & Dylan
TRADE NIGHT - SAVE THE DATE
We will be hosting a Trade night on the 10th of March 2017 in conjunction with celebrating 20 years at the industrial estate. Hope to see you there!
Paccar CEO visits Tatiara Truck & Trailers
In August we had a visit from Paccar CEO Andrew Hadjikakou, which was a great privilege. This is the first time a CEO has visited our dealership so it was a great opportunity to show him around our premises & allow him to see the vast number of services & products that we provide to our customers.
Celebrating 40 years at Barry Maney Group
This year the Barry Maney Group have have been celebrating their 40th Year in business. It is vehicles like this that Barry would have been selling during the early days of the the Barry Maney Group.
Tatiara Skills Expo
A big Thank you to Michael Halleday and Travis Nitshcke for manning our display at this years Tatiara skills expo, where they shared their personal experience with soon to be school leavers. It is a great opportunity to showcase our industry and what career opportunities exist to the up coming generations. It is great to see our apprentices passionate about what they are doing and willing to share with others what they have been doing and where they see themselves going.
In June Todd attended the Cummins ISX CM2250 (E5) course in Adelaide to further his knowledge in maintenance and repairs of the current engine range.
We have had a number of students spend their work placements through the school work experience program in our workshop over the last couple of months.
We see this as a great opportunity for both the student to see & get a feel for a real life workshop environment & it also is good for our staff to contribute to their learning & gain skills as supervisors.
During late August Jaime & Donna attended 2 workshops in Digital Marketing to further their knowledge in presenting information to our customers in the most effective and convenient manner. We hope to put much of this into practice over then next few months.
Zac attended Paccar in Melbourne in September to participate in the Kenworth Truck Technology Program which features visits to Kenworth suppliers as well as the opportunity to work in the Kenworth factory which is a great opportunity to see the process behind how a Kenworth truck is assembled.
Lizzie, Brenton, Reilly, Renee and Jaime attended a workplace challenge course. It was a great session encouraging team involvement and trusting your team members.
As part of our ongoing effort to give all staff an opportunity for training and upskilling a visit to Barry Maney Group was organised so that Jaime, Rosie, Donna, Lizzie & Narelle could see how tasks were performed within another company. We are grateful to the Barry Maney Group for allowing us to come and see why your processes are so successful, there was so much great information shared and we can't wait to look at, and incorporate into our own processes here.
Dylan & Reilly attend the TMC conference where they heard a lot of positive reports and came back with many new and exiting ideas that they would like to see in the workshop. This will be a progressive transition to keep supplying the best quality service to our customers.
In November, the directors spent a couple of days in Melbourne at the annual Kenworth sub-dealer conference in conjunction with the Barry Maney Group & Kirchner Trucks. It was a busy couple of days which involved tours of Air Radiators & the Lindsay Fox car collection. It was also an opportunity for the dealers to sit down with the CEO of Kenworth, engineers & Paccar Parts representatives to discuss any issues & achievements. Thankyou to Jim Cornolo from the Barry Maney Group for organisning this.
Reilly attended the new Kenworth T610 training in Melbourne in preparation of the release of the new Kenworth model.
Keith also attended the Parts level 1 course in Melbourne allowing him to further develop his knowledge and skills in the spare parts department.
As you can see we have been busy training and upskilling many of our staff members to ensure that we are at the top of our game, helping to keep you moving.
It's a Boy
Congratulations Reilly & Brittany on the birth of your second son, Hudson Parker Sanders on 5/06/2016
It's a Boy
Congratulations to Zac Ansell and partner Anika Munn on the safe arrival of their baby boy, Jedda Lawrence Ansell on 9/08/2016
It's a Girl
Congratulations to Jason Power and partner Airlee on the birth of their precious baby girl, Millie Elise Power on 7/08/2016
Congratulations also to Thomas & Nicola on your engagement in November. May this be one of many happy occasions that you will share in your life together.
It's a Boy
Congratulations to Troy and Emma Taylor on the birth of their third son, Casey Ray Taylor on 1/12/2016
Meeting with council regarding meatworks road & Cannawigera road crossing
A meeting was held with the Tatiara District Council in August to discuss the safety of the crossing of Cannawigera road and Meatworks road. It has been noted for some time that this intersection poses a potential risk hazard to all road users. Further discussions will be held between management and the council to come to some resolution in an effort to make this safer for all road users. Should you have any comments or considerations that you would like to add to the discussions please let us know and we will add to the discussion agenda.
Transport SA Inspection dates
For all inspection bookings please contact Transport SA direct on 1300 882 247
If you would like our technicians to look over your vehicle prior to the roadworthy inspection please ensure you book it in with the service office to ensure your checks are completed prior to your inspection booking times.