Our History (The First 50 Years) ….
In 1967 Rowdy and Margaret Aitken and three others purchased the ailing Temuka Transport business and began transforming it into the major transport and logisitics operation it is today.
Within ten years the three partners left and the Aitken family continue to run the business.
Rowdy was awarded the Queens Service Medal for outstanding services to the community in 2008, and in 2014 was inducted into the New Zealand Road Transport Hall of Fame.
Both Rowdy and Margaret are still closely involved with the running of the business, which is now managed by their son Garry Aitken.
Temuka Transport has grown to a level where it now operates more than 90 trucks and six large container handlers. It also runs the Temuka Rail site for Kiwi Rail. The group operates a number of storage facilities in Temuka and Timaru and have various commercial buildings leased to key customers.
The company's unprecedented levels of service and outstanding relationships within the industry have been key to the successes achieved over the years, and this philosophy remains unchanged.