Isuzu Australia welcomes AutoNexus as new supply chain partner
Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) has appointed premium automotive logistics specialist, AutoNexus, as a new supply chain partner in a strategic move to meet Australia’s demand for commercial vehicles.
IAL National Sales Manager Les Spaltman commented that the arrangement would bolster Isuzu’s ability to supply vehicles in a market that continues to break new ground.
“Everyone in the road transport industry appreciates the extraordinary circumstances that we’re currently operating under—from demand for transport services to labour and capital equipment, we’re seeing unprecedented activity in every aspect of the market,” Spaltman said.
“By engaging with a class-leading logistics provider, we’re ensuring we meet the appetite of the market today and build our capacity for the future,” he said.
AutoNexus brings broad experience from the passenger and light commercial segments through to the heavy vehicle sector and has worked closely with local and international OEM teams.
IAL Director and Chief Operating Officer Andrew Harbison welcomed the new partnership, which he said will help Isuzu meet increasing market demand.
“As is the case throughout many industries right now, stock availability has been a real challenge for OEMs like Isuzu Trucks,” Harbison said.
“Supply chain issues have persisted following manufacturing delays last year, and there’s a long way to go until goods and services start moving freely around the world again as they once did,” he noted.
He continued that the partnership will help IAL continue to ramp up supply, especially in the light-duty, pre-bodied market segments where demand on their products is particularly high.
Also commenting on the new partnership, AutoNexus Managing Director Darren Bowler said he is delighted to be working with the truck market leader.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with Isuzu Australia on their journey to provide the road transport and logistics industry with more of what they need,” Bowler said.
“Isuzu’s reputation precedes them, and we will be working to streamline supply chain efficiencies and get more Isuzu trucks from wharfs out to dealerships, assisting with meeting the market demand,” he concluded.
Source: Isuzu Australia Limited