At Lowes Industries we truly put you first in every situation – you need something, we will listen – and if we believe we can add value, then we will design and deliver it. And on the odd occasion when we think we are not best placed to help, then we’ll be man enough to tell you and point you in the right direction. Either way, when you come to Lowes, we’ll help you to find a solution.
Did you ever feel you were being “shoehorned” into something not quite as you imagined? That you would have to settle for what is available instead of what you needed?
No other tanker or trailer manufacturer considers your needs to be quite so paramount as Lowes do.
Every tanker we build is individual; designed and laid out to your specification, to suit your specific needs, but blending our experience to give you the very best solution. Not something you buy “off the shelf” and then have to adjust your operation and training regimes to suit.
When quality and service are important, then Lowes Industries exceeds expectation.
Over the past 50+ years we have gained an enviable reputation for building the best tankers available – a reputation we tirelessly defend and work hard to maintain.
The road transport network in New Zealand is tough on vehicles. The constant switchbacks, reverse and double cambers, place an enormous strain on your vehicles chassis and suspension. Particularly so when you are hauling rigid tank barrels. To get real value for money, you need a vehicle designed for this environment rather than one designed elsewhere and imported here because it appears to be cheaper. As you well know, there is generally a good reason why something is cheaper and 9 times out of 10 that is not going to benefit you in the long run.
Because we also undertake a full vehicle maintenance servicing facility, we constantly see vehicles coming in to us for major repairs after as little as 5 or 6 years of service. Invariably these are imported vehicles with simple extruded chassis and subframes that are clearly not designed for our environment.
Don’t be fooled into investing into a vehicle that will not last the distance. Invest in a Lowes tanker and enjoy many years of trouble free service. You will know only too well the cost of having a vehicle off the road, the little that might be saved up front is very soon forgotten when your customer needs your product and you can’t deliver.
Real quality is priceless, but doesn’t cost the earth.
Lowes is a family business and since 2007 when John and Sue Metcalf purchased the company, we have worked steadily on building our product range, further improving our build quality (even though some would thought that was not possible). We recently embarked on a manufacturing excellence program embracing LEAN principles which has delivered outstanding results in our build times and cost.
All of this has been brought about because you, the customer, needed something specific and we made it happen for you. We listen until we understand your unique circumstances – then we set about coming up with the very best solution.
Whatever your specific requirements, we can engineer the finest solution available.
Every job we do is different; every item leaving our workshop is built to the highest standard and to your individual specifications.
In today’s economy, with rates under increasing pressure we believe that each operator is searching for that little difference which will give them the edge and help them to return a profit.
It is in finding this edge that we specialise!
If you are looking for a tanker that is designed around what you need, a tanker that is built to last, then look no further.
Talk to us, we'll listen.
There is no such thing as compromise at Lowes.
Every tanker we produce is built by craftsmen who are focused on delivering to you the very best that money can buy.
Because we maintain all our tankers, we know that the little which might be saved by buying a cheaper tanker today, is very quickly forgotten when things start to go wrong tomorrow.
Because we service all makes of tankers, we know how they operate, we know what works and more importantly - what doesn't.
Working with you, we design our tankers to make your life as an operator easier and your business more profitable.
Now, what more could you want?
Lowes Industries Limited are heavy goods road transport engineers.
We are proud to be members of the following organisations:
- Road Transport Forum (RTF)
- Institute of road transport engineers New Zealand (IRTENZ)
- New Zealand truck & trailer manufacturers federation (TTMF)
- NZ Trucking Association
- LPG Association of New Zealand
- Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce
- New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA)
Give us a call right now on +64 3 982 2547, to see how we can help you with a better solution.