Our Mission & Values

To build an enviable brand, renowned for living our commitments to our customers, staff and stakeholders alike; with a range of products which are second to none. A company whose sales are not limited by customers wishing to purchase from us, but by our refusal to over promise.

The baby is on board

Everything we produce is based on and built with this premise in mind. NOTHING leaves here unless I would be happy to put my baby on board. For me to be willing to do that, it must be the best of the best.

Footprints in the sand

Our presence has a purpose and we want our footprints to be meaningful. Our role is to serve and create a sense of belonging. Our customers deserve the very best. Our people are precious, they are family and we want to build them up.

Nelson Mandela

This great man said "there is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living". We are passionate about being the best that we can be, giving our all, with no shortcuts.

We don't have fleas.

Success may come and go, but integrity is forever. We choose to do the right thing at all times, even if no-one is watching. We will only surround ourselves with people of the highest character, because "when you lie down with dogs, you get fleas". We don't like fleas!

Who dares, wins.

We challenge the status quo. Always seeking a better way, never being afraid to go the extra mile to get the very best solutions for our customers. Being creative is an integral part of our work and connects us to our customers and to theirs.


We have a number of different divisions within the organisation, aimed at enabling fast appropriate responses to your enquiries.

Dangerous Goods Tankers

A 55 year history of building dangerous goods road tankers in New Zealand, sets us apart from our opposition. Our reputation has been carefully crafted over this time through consistently producing the highest quality road tanker available in the market. Our typical customer, recognises the long term benefit of buying the best, through a lower overall lifecycle cost delivering long term profits to their business, rather than favouring a short term cost saving and then paying for that over and over again in maintenance, down time and most importantly - your reputation.

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Allied B-Train tanker

Aircraft Refuelling

We are New Zealands only Aircraft refueller manufacturer. Until recently the aviation industry in New Zealand has been forced to rely on importing their assets from Australia and then relying on flying over Australian technicians to attend to maintenance and fault diagnosis. Here at Lowes we believe our industry deserves better, so we set about listening to our customers, educating ourselves and then designing and building the very best refuellers and bulk tankers available. We have done this in conjunction with Alfons Haar who produce the finest aviation refuelling equipment on the market. To date we have two 17,000ltr refuellers and one 35,000ltr 5 axle bulk trailer in operation in New Zealand and have plans to build more.

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Technical Solutions Division

At Lowes, we have a comprehensive technical solutions centre aimed at providing you with all of life maintenance and support for your valuable road transport assets. We have a dedicated team highly skilled in the maintenance and support of your road tanker fleet, be that in Petroleum, Bitumen, LPG or cement. We take care of all your in service inspections, maintenance, repairs and on-going certification. We are also the appointed regional service centre for both Palfinger and Hiab Knuckle boom cranes. The two foremost truck crane brands throughout the world. In addition to this, we service Hook lifts, tail lifts, side loaders, elevated work platforms etc. In fact if it has hydraulic systems on board, we can generally maintain it for you. Just give us a call to discuss your needs and learn just how we can help you.

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