TransQuip is dedicated to keeping New Zealand’s transport and civil construction industries moving.

That continuous momentum began generations ago… Founder Brian Townshend, an automotive mechanic by trade, comes from a long line of blacksmiths. They too had provided the quality products and practical solutions that helped up-and-coming towns and businesses thrive.

Brian carried that tradition forward, opening Motorwell Services in Rangiora in 1973. The small but bustling enterprise serviced and repaired cars, trucks, tractors, and machinery for the town and nearby farms.

Over the years, as the Townshend family grew and prospered, the business expanded. Brian’s sons, Richard, Mark, and Lincoln soon followed in their father’s footsteps. The business developed to include transport industry staples; First mirrors, then truck and safety lightning, and alloy ramps. TransQuip was born.

In 2002, Motorwell Services was sold and TransQuip became the sole focus for the Townshends’ considerable energies. Site gear, including trench shields became an integral part of the company. Additional staff were soon needed, and the business shifted to its current Christchurch site in 2013.

Now, providing products and solutions throughout New Zealand, TransQuip has a hard-won reputation for high standards, fair dealing, industry nous, and unceasing innovation.

It has a hard-working, knowledgeable team, and a large Auckland site in addition to the Christchurch head office.

The flourishing family-owned company continues to drive positive change and work to advance the industries it serves nationwide, with staff based around the country. Combining lifetimes’ of experience with an emerging new generation all ready to take on the next challenge.

Our Team

Angel BrownSI Branch Manager> Find out more
Ben McCallumAuckland Guardian Hire Sales
Bonnie BeatsonMarketing
Brent WilliamsonSouthern Region Territory Manager> Find out more
Brian TownshendCapricorn Business Development> Find out more
Charlotte SchultzFinance & Admin> Find out more
Daryl FerrierFinancial Controller
Dens PalicMudflap Manufacturing Technician> Find out more
Harley BruceHire & Systems> Find out more
Huntley TownshendHire & Internal Sales> Find out more
Kirsten McCallumMarketing Support
Lincoln TownshendSales Manager> Find out more

Our Mission

Enabling positive change and growth in the civil construction and transport industries through delivery of fit-for-purpose products and innovative solutions.
Working together to benefit all stakeholders, demonstrating understanding and making every action count



We are committed to understanding other people’s needs, continually improving, and to generously share knowledge so everyone prospers.


We have strong ethics, are transparent in our dealings and represent ourselves and our products truthfully.


We work together to benefit all stakeholders. Collectively, our talents, skills, and industry awareness provide an advantage in both solutions and service.

Continuous improvement

We strive to improve people, systems, environments and products and are committed to a culture that always goes the two extra miles.


  • To provide leadership in the industries we serve and support; to be synonymous with quality, innovation and partnership.
  • To deliver success for all stakeholders, and outstanding experiences for our customers.
  • To nurture a culture of care and safety.
  • To encourage people to grow and to share our knowledge generously.



Brian Townshend started Motorwell Services – a small garage just outside the town of Rangiora that serviced and repaired cars, trucks, tractors and machinery. We had connections with Hydralada and Hustler Tractor mounted forklifts and started learning about selling.