About Thwaites Diesel

Our Mission Statement

  • To be and maintain our position as the number one customer choice for service and supply to Nelson Bays and surrounding areas in the Material Handling, Contracting and Transport industries.
  • To promote and increase our market share for all our agencies.
  • To have a harmonious and friendly workplace so that staff present a welcoming attitude to customers at all times.

Our Quality Assurance Statement

Ensuring performance in all we do is customer focused, has a high degree of excellence and making sure our standards are maintained and continuously improved.

Our company history

Graeme Thwaites started Thwaites Diesel on the corner of Muritai Street and Parkers Road in Nelson in November 1998. They took over the agencies of Nissan Forklifts and Kobelco with a staff of three, two of whom remain with the company today.

In 2000 the business moved to a purpose-built modern workshop in their current location in the Quarantine Industrial Park, next to NZ Couriers.

2001 saw Thwaites Diesel confirm their Isuzu Truck Dealership for the Nelson Bays region.

By 2004 staff numbers had increased to 15 and have since risen to 18 staff.

In 2005 Graeme formed a sister company, Momentum Equipment Services, to focus on the forklift side of the business.

Momentum has now grown to become a fully stand-alone business, specialising in everything about forklifts, from hire, leasing and sales of new and used machines. The business services all makes of forklifts and sells parts and tyres.

Today Thwaites Diesel is known simply as “Thwaites” due to the wide range of specialties the company has to offer.

All our products and services are guaranteed.

Agents for:

Agents for Isuzu, Palfinger, Castrol, Case Construction,Terex, Ditch Witch, Sakura, Earthworm, SP Tools, Hella