Hilton Haulage and Palfinger – a quarter of a century together

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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.


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