Established in May 1999, Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage Limited is a privately owned company specialising in the movement of heavy and over-dimensional plant throughout New Zealand and overseas. There are 2 Shareholders and Directors, David Carr and Warwick Bell, who have extensive knowledge and experience from within this industry.
Dave gained his experience through the 'Think Big' Projects in New Zealand of the early 1980's whilst contracted to Dales Freightways. Warwick started with Mogal Group in the 1980's, which eventually became part of the Owens Group operating as Owens Project Services and Heavy Haul.
In 1998 Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage acquired NZL Group's platform trailer heavy haulage business and amalgamated with our existing operation. In May 2000 Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage purchased all of Owens Heavy Haul's equipment.
Along with these major acquisitions Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage has been able to retain all the very experienced and professional staff. Extensive equipment refurbishment and upgrading in 2001 enable Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage to offer the market the best equipment coupled with the best expertise.
Machinery Movers Limited is a wholly owned associate company to Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage. This company specialises in machinery extraction and installation, and has an extensive fleet of trucks, lowloaders, step deck trailers, extendable trailers, and forklifts up to 12T capacity.
Commencing operations in 1990 Machinery Movers has forged a very successful name in the market, both in general factory machinery relocation and also specialising in installation of heavy power plant equipment, namely Transformers, Generators, and Turbines up to 375T. This service compliments those services offered by Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage giving a total logistics package to the industry.
In January 2001 Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage successfully completed a major project relocating the Ironsands Plant for BHP NZ Steel at Taharoa New Zealand. Tranzcarr approached BHP to discuss the option of roading three (3) main units weighing 1000T, 450T and 250T respectfully. After careful consideration BHP accepted Tranzcarr's proposal and a contract which included not only transport but dismantling and reassembling of the plant and building, suitable dry docks for loading and unloading, roadway construction (to Transit New Zealand standards), and a bridge across a dam culvert was issued. Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage managed the entire contract and the end result was a very successful project.
As a result of this project Tranzcarr Heavy Haulage were awarded the 2001 HAULAGE JOB OF THE YEAR by the Specialised Carriers & Riggers Association at their annual awards held in Florida in May 2001.
In 2002 Tranzcarr added a new piece of plant to their arsenal; a 200 tonne lift and lock jacking plant out of the USA. This is the first unit of its type in New Zealand and has the capacity to lift and carry up to 200 tonne using all four legs. This plant has found its niche working in confined spaces and where cranes are prohibitive, ideally suited for transformer and generator work in live switchyards and power stations.