Transport Technology Ltd is a design consultancy formed in
1986 in response to the increasing demand for specialist
road transport equipment design. We also carry out some
general mechanical design work.
The road transport industry is demanding low tare weight –
high productivity vehicles to remain competitive and is also
required to satisfy Land Transport Design Regulations so a
company such as ours provides these services.
We have design engineers, and draughtsmen, along with office
support staff. Most of our work is computer based using
Autocad draughting and design facilities in conjunction with
structural and finite element programmes. For the
standardised work specific to vehicle design we have
developed programmes to handle these tasks.
The range of work covers weights and dimensional
regulations, truck body and complete trailer design,
modification to light vehicles and cars (i.e., stretch
limousines), accident reporting and technical support for
legal work. Vehicle body work covers all areas of van,
curtainsider, flat deck, skeletal, and tanker applications.
The experience and designs cover a range of materials –
namely carbon steels, stainless steels, aluminium, and
fibreglass reinforced plastic.
This work is handled for a range of clients who are general
and bulk fleet operators, trailer builders, engineering
workshops, vehicle and component/product suppliers, and
Government Departments. We have also been involved in two
Defence contracts for the design and supply of trailers.
We have worked on a considerable range of vehicle chassis
and in particular work closely with several vehicle
manufacturers, their agents, and transport workhops. For
these people we provide certification for chassis
modifications, twin steer modifications, drawbeam fitment,
and other general vehicle work. We also provide
certification and compliance as required by Land
Transport NZ for private or commercial
importers, as well as engineering reports on vehicle
In order to remain up to date in an industry which has seen
significant legislative change over the past 6 years, it is
essential to be involved with groups dealing at Government
and national level.
The Principal, Geoff Walsh, has put considerable time and
effort into the N.Z. Truck-Trailer manufacturers’
Federation, Inc., was Secretary for 3 years and was
President for 2 years. As a company we are also involved
with the Institute of Road Transport Engineers. In 1983 he
won the E. J. Brennan Memorial Trust travel award and spent
3 months in Europe, U.S.A., and Australia studying vehicle
weights and dimensions and intermodel transport. This
involved visiting vehicle design and manufacturing
facilities, trailer builders, and Regulatory Authorities.
Our Engineers have previously worked for motor manufacturers
and Legislative Compliers in Australia, and are recognised
Transport NZ. Transport Technology Ltd is committed to providing
quality service and has in place the MotorSafe Quality
Management Systems - for Light and Heavy Vehicle