Sargent appointed authorised Ford repairer in WA’s Pilbara

The agreement solidifies market presence for both companies in the rich resources region of Western Australia.

Sargent has built a strong network in the Pilbara in recent years establishing branches in Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha.

Sargent provides rental and maintenance of commercial vehicles to a wide range of customers throughout Australia. Its Pilbara maintenance and workshop facilities include the latest Ford-approved diagnostic equipment and staff are trained to meet Ford’s technical requirements.

Sargent Interim Chief Executive Officer Zach Zahner said that the company was pleased to be awarded this contract for passenger and commercial vehicles which showed the strength of its network and servicing capability.

“This new arrangement with Ford will provide convenience and peace of mind for Ford customers throughout this vast region,” Mr Zahner said.

“It’s great for Sargent in increasing our commitment to the Pilbara and our growing number of clients across Australia.

“We’ve had a long association with Ford in Australia and look forward to working more closely with the company through this new arrangement.”

Sargent carries the five-star ANCAP-rated Ford PX Ranger in its diverse fleet which services clients in a range of industries.

Sargent also has a similar arrangement with Ford in Queensland’s Bowen Basin region.

Sargent has made major acquisitions in the Pilbara over the past year including the opening of a new vehicle rental and maintenance branch at Hedland Diesel and Exhaust.

The company acquired a Bridgestone tyre centre in Newman, adding a vehicle rental and extended maintenance service to the existing 30-year-old Newman Tyre and Battery operation.

It also acquired Karratha-based North West Mechanical, a locally owned and operated mechanical workshop.

Sargent’s fleet of approaching 3,800 vehicles comprises 4WDs, 2WDs, trucks, buses and specialised vehicles which are provided over a national network of company-owned branches and agencies.

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