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TRT - Tidd Ross Todd Ltd


With fully integrated engineering design, manufacturing and fabrication capability and MRO support, TRT is a recognised defence supplier, working with Prime Contractors and Defence across Australian and NZ theatres of operation.

Contact Information

48 Maui St

Pukete Industrial Estate



New Zealand - 3200

Phone : + 64 7 849 4839
Fax : +64 7 849 3628
Mail : [email protected]
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TRT deliver quality, fit for purpose, defence supply solutions across Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and beyond.

How We Deliver

Quality from Concept to Operation

Our experience working with people across Defence and the supply chain, enables us to understand requirements and operational environments, to bring concepts and designs to life, and deliver the product you really need. A long history of research and development underpins innovation in our design and our manufacturing capability. We manage quality (ISO9001:2015), safety, on-time delivery and whole of life support for optimal operable solutions.

With you for the long haul

From the Manufacturing Director and owner to your project manager and project team, we know your project and are dedicated to its success. There is always someone available, making communication easy, and supporting your outcomes.

Through training, qualification, and experience we have experts at every level focused on delivering fit for purpose solutions for whole of life. We will challenge requirements, where we need, to achieve the best outcomes for the project. We stand behind what we do, our products and workmanship are guaranteed.

Value for whole of life

Our products are built to last, offering real value for whole of life. Our best practice design, engineering and manufacturing processes, quality (ISO 9001:2015) standards from raw materials to paint quality and application guarantee real value.

We focus on maximising your uptime. In-house maintenance, spares, parts and technical support allow us to keep you operational. We always plan for our defence solutions to outlast the design life requirements, so you can rely on their performance when you need them the most!

Experience and Capability

TRT offers fully integrated, quality-focussed consultation, design, engineering, manufacturing and fabrication solutions that are backed by comprehensive OEM and aftermarket parts, service and repair.

TRT are experienced in delivering quality product, on time to Prime Contractors, including a current contract under Land 121-3B for the delivery of fully integrated tipper systems.

TRT has a broad range of low loaders and heavy haul floats, including deck and axle wideners, rows of 4, rows of 8, multi-line and modular platforms that are all designed, engineered and manufactured in house. TRT have developed advanced trailer technologies including quick connect modular system and ESS - electronic steering system (Australian Innovation Patent Number: 201802100) to increase set up and deployment efficiency. TRT manufacture trailer solutions for Defence operations in NZ from heavy haulage to general service trailers.

TRT also manufacture blast mitigation seating for Australian and NZ Defence applications. These seats are manufactured under licence from Vital Seating & Systems Limited (VSS), who specialise in safety critical seating solutions for defence and security.

TRT has an innovative approach to manufacturing processes, investing in plant and inhouse capability to ensure all trailers and other specialist manufactured products are built fit for purpose, to the agreed specification and on time.

Backed by more than 53 years’ experience in the crane industry, TRT also manufacture and distribute the TIDD PC28 articulating crane. The TIDD Crane is designed and engineered in-house, and is manufactured onsite at TRT. With a focus on safety, from the operator to load management, the TIDD crane is available throughout Australia and NZ and the Asia Pacific region.

TRT has a strong logistical administration capability, moving large equipment to small parts around the world happens daily. This capability makes logistical solutions simple and on time delivery across theatres of operation, all a part of the TRT service.

Defence Sector Support Services and Partnerships

As well as providing support for all TRT manufactured product in Australia and NZ, TRT are registered for Defence supply (cage code EM778). TRT imports and distributes genuine, world leading OEM parts and components for manufacturers, service providers, fleets and other end users across a number of industry sectors including; transport, construction, earth moving, agriculture and forestry from warehouse facilities at all four TRT locations.

TRT provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service for manufactured product and other vehicles for NZDF fleet. This service also extends to NZDF personnel working and training alongside our experienced TRT team to enhance personnel capability and experience.

TRT are parts and service dealers for OEM brands including Iveco, Scania, Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner, and specialist parts brands including Detroit, Jost, Eaton, BPW, Hendrickson, Fras-le and Hydreco. TRT are distributors for Manitowoc, Grove and Potain Cranes and Kobelco Crawler Cranes throughout Australia, NZ and Pacific Region. TRT are NZ distributors for the full range of quality HIAB products, including installation service and repair.

TRT Australia is the QLD distributor for Manitowoc and Grove Cranes and the Australian Distributor for Kobelco Crawler Cranes. TRT Australia specialists in Crane 10-year major inspections and rebuilds, new equipment integration, trailer fabrication and repair, and carry a full range of crane parts distributed across Australia. They are service, repair, installation and parts agents for HIAB range of products. This operation is integral in the delivery of current Defence contracts.

About TRT

A privately-owned business, with over 53 years’ experience, TRT has over 210 staff across 4 integrated businesses; Design Engineering and Manufacturing, Truck and Trailer Parts, Heavy Transport Service and Repair, and Crane Manufacture Sales, Service and Parts. Head office and key manufacturing facilities are in Hamilton, NZ. Our Australian operation is based in Brisbane, QLD and offers integrated services and through life support.

TRT is active throughout. Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. TRT has ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, certified by Global Compliance Systems.

With a broad in-house capability, TRT deliver a “whole of life” service. TRT has established a reputation for innovation, engineering design excellence and manufacturing that is fit for purpose. TRT focuses on providing quality, end to end solutions from concept to aftermarket parts and service, that make fit for purpose outcomes for Defence possible.

TRT have a wide commercial customer base that includes Government agencies and Local Government, large fleet operators, Tier 1 Contractors across infrastructure, mining and construction, as well as contract manufacturing. TRT is a recognised Defence sector supplier, working directly with Defence Forces and Prime Contractors across Australia and New Zealand, delivering key requirements and end to end solutions across all theatres of operation.

When you choose TRT, it’s for the long haul.

No of Employees : 210
Year of Establishment : 1967
Post Box Number : 10076
Post Box Zip Code : 3241
Post Box Locality : Te Rapa
Post Box Region : New Zealand


Operational Locations

Queensland, Australia

TRT (Aust) Pty Ltd
1028 Lytton Road
Murarrie QLD 4172

P. 1 800 802 912
F. +61 7 3348 8300

Hamilton. New Zealand

Tidd Ross Todd Ltd
48 Maui Street
Pukete Industrial Estate
Hamilton, 3200

P. +64 7 849 4839
F. +64 7 849 3628

Auckland, New Zealand

59 Ash Rd, Wiri

Christchurch, New Zealand

6 Brydone Road,
Hornby South


Key Personnel 

Director of Sales and Innovation:  Bruce Carden
Chief Operations Officer:  Lawrence Baker
Technical Director:  Robert Carden

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