Roger Penske Launches the New 15 litre MAN

On one of his frequent visits to Australia, automotive mogul, Roger Penske launches the new 15 litre MAN D38 prime mover. Fresh from watching the DJR Team Penske V8 Supercar racing team compete at Bathurst over the weekend, Penske attended the launch in Brisbane this week. “I try to mix my business with my golf game, and my golf game at the weekends is racing,” said Penske. “We had a great time at Bathurst, when you lead laps in a...

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New Boss at Penske

Penske Commercial Vehicles, distributor of the Western Star, MAN and Dennis Eagle commercial vehicles in Australia and New Zealand, have announced the appointment of a new Managing Director. Kevin Dennis, after two years with Penske Power Systems in Australia as its Director for On Highway business, has been moved to the position of Managing Director of PCV.     “Kevin brings a passion for developing new business sales...

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New Engineering Boss for Detroit

Penske Power Systems has a new engineer heading up its technical team in Australia. The owner of the Detroit Diesel brand in Australia announced the appointment of Ross Deves to the position of National Engineering Manager, this week.   He replaces a man who has been ‘Mr Detroit’ for the past 27 years, Guy Macklan. He has been involved with the engine brand through n era where the product grew from two stroke...

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Brisbane premieres

The Brisbane Truck Show opened yesterday with a number of new trucks unveiled and a plenty to talk about for the crowds who filled the halls at the Brisbane Convention Centre. New models unveiled included the next generation Mercedes Benz Actros, the International ProStar, the Western Star 2800, the MAN TGX with the all new D38 15 litre engine and the new shape DAF LF.     Just about every truck manufacturer’s stand...

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New name for Detroit

The company known, in recent years, as MTU Detroit Diesel Australia, formerly owned by the Daimler organisation, but now a division of Penske Automotive Group, is to be rebranded as Penske Power Systems, as of April 1, 2015. This follows the takeover of MTU DDA in 2014 by the Penske organisation, as it increases its profile in the Australian truck automotive scene.     MTU DDA is the organisation acting as a distributor of...

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