Palfinger has established itself as the world market and technology leader in truck-mounted cranes, continually striving to provide customers with unique advantages that reflect in exceptional operational performance and long-term profitability. Palfinger provides superior technical support, parts availability, and after-sales service. Dedicated to delivering a leading range of innovative lifting, loading, and handling solutions to the New Zealand industry. We also offer a comprehensive range of high-performance tail lifts to the NZ Market.

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Hilton Haulage and Palfinger – a quarter of a century together

Hilton Haulage was founded in South Canterbury during the early 1970’s by a pair of typical kiwi blokes who embarked on a journey with a shared vision and love for trucks. Armed with a pioneering spirit the men carted hay bales across the Canterbury plains. Five decades on, Hilton Haulage has grown steadily and sustainably to become an iconic New Zealand transport brand. It is now a national player, providing transport and crane services across 17 locations, employing over 460 employees, with over 230 specialised trucks.

After commencing with their first Palfinger, a PK35000 rear-mounted on a Hino back in 1997, Hilton Haulage continue to be impressed by Palfinger’s high performance and reliability.  Specialising in the fishing, marine, construction and energy industries, the company has grown to become one of the largest truck mounted crane specialists in the South Island. They have the team, equipment, and the technical experience to complete any lift in any location. When asked why they keep coming back to Palfinger, they say that the team at Palfinger NZ provide exceptional service.

“Duncan Phillips ensures we have ongoing support and after-sales service, making Palfinger the obvious choice for Hilton Haulage”.

At Palfinger, we are proud to be partnered with Hilton Haulage - a company who consistently provides the highest standard of transport and logistics services. Two iconic New Zealand transport brands, both in the country for almost half a century - it’s not surprising that Hilton Haulage’s yellow trucks, combined with our red cranes are a recognisable sight across New Zealand.


Holiday Trading Hours 2022/2023

Thank you for your continuous support this year. 

FInd out here about our holiday trading hours for 2022/2023. 

Operating under the COVID-19 Traffic Light Framework

Our priority is to maintain a high standard of service and customer support across all settings in the government’s traffic light framework - while keeping staff, customers, and suppliers safe.     

Palfinger Crane Championships 2022

Palfinger NZ to Sponsor truck-mounted Crane Competition at the TMC Trailers Trucking Industry Show, being held at the Canterbury Agriculture Park in Christchurch 11/12 March 2022.

Palfinger supports Chang'e-5 Lunar Mission Return

China's most sophisticated and challenging space adventure – the Chang'e 5 robotic lunar mission...