Penske Truck Sales, Service & Workshop

With decades of experience in the automotive and motorsport industry, the Penske name is synonymous with transportation services across the globe. Located in Hornby, this project encompasses a brand new two level showroom and office, truck servicing workshop and a parts warehouse that stand up to the client’s international standards.

It was essential to Penske that the two local companies that had recently been acquired, integrated seamlessly into their new facility. Working closely with the two new companies, it became apparent that they faced some unique challenges in Christchurch due to the cold winters which made it uncomfortable and unsafe for their mechanics to service trucks; the solution was a fully integrated, underfloor heating system in the workshop, which reduced the risk of injury and increased the comfort level of employees.

The close partnership meant we could provide a property solution that enhanced Penske’s state-of-the-art operations, which are modelled on the Team DJR Penske - their V8 Supercar Racing Team.

Combining this input with our design and ability to bring the project together by utilising our precast and steel manufacturing capabilities, we were able to control each aspect with utmost precision – even creating bespoke colours so they would remain in line with the brand’s global standard.

Having worked with Penske when they first arrived to scope the market for the best site, Calder Stewart presented a high-profile site that had three street frontages which allowed them to display their new trucks. This set the foreground for the showroom to showcase the truck parts and merchandise.

Opened on February 4th, the project came in on time and on budget, a great success for everyone involved. Our client was particularly impressed with the quality of workmanship and high standard of service they received from Calder Stewart.

Project details

  • 12,788m2 of land
  • 900m2 showroom and office
  • 1,860m2 service workshop featuring two in-ground pits
  • 500m2 parts warehouse
  • Full concrete yard with fully automated access and security system