The company’s first beginnings can be traced back to 1960 when Rob McHardie left school and started his own contracting business, Tauwhare Contractors. What started out as a maize, hay, and silage operation continued to grow. 15 years later, a fleet of trucks was introduced to the business.
Regal, as it is known today, was born on 8 August 1988 with the amalgamation of Tauwhare Contractors and Sherson Construction and the acquisition of Cronin Transport in Hamilton. In 2006, Regal purchased the company, Bulk Haul, and amalgamated it into Regal Haulage.A further acquisition was made in 2015 when Regal Group purchased Taranaki transport provider, Freight Bulk Transport Limited (FBT).
Today, our current purpose built fleet includes 112 truck and trailer units. Of these, 105 are bulk tipper units, 27 of which are high cubic capacity vehicles. We also have five dedicated freight vehicles. We manufacture all our own trailers and truck bins, giving us the ability to meet the different requirements of our customers.
Through our innovative, vertically integrated, logistical solutions, we aim to solve the unique high volume storage and transport needs for each of our valued customers with minimal impact on the environment.
At Regal, we are committed to being the best logistical solutions partner for our clients, exploring possibilities and embracing technology to deliver an efficient service in a timely manner.
Joint Managing Director
As joint managing director, Scott is focused on developing the Regal Group, leading a team that understands the company’s vision and values.
Scott joined Regal in 1988 as an assistant accountant, and quickly became involved in the company’s operations. The amalgamation of three companies to form Regal Haulage meant Scott was tasked with integrating three different systems to create one platform from which the company could operate. During his almost 30 years with the company, Scott has been involved with the despatch operations as well as freight management and says every day at work is different. Today, as joint owner of the company with his brother Brett, his main focus is to develop and lead a team that understands the company’s vision and values.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys restoring classic vehicles.
Interesting fact: Despite being the owner of a transport company, Scott has never held an H.T. licence.
Joint Managing Director
Brett is responsible for the strategic direction of the Regal Group, building a solid platform for staff to deliver services to customers.
Brett joined Regal in 1990 as a welder and trainee design engineer. His passion for design engineering saw him immerse himself into this aspect of the business and these days, Regal manufactures all of its equipment. More than two decades on, Brett is now joint owner of Regal with his brother Scott. As joint managing director of Regal Haulage NZ Ltd, Brett is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, building a solid platform for staff to deliver services to customers and being a key contact for clients. The thing he enjoys most about working at Regal is being able to achieve a good result where all stakeholders win.
Outside of work, Brett enjoys playing golf, socialising with family and friends, and getting in a WOD at Crossfit.
Interesting fact: Brett’s daughters are both vegan so he has had to become very open minded in his appreciation of the family’s evening meal.
Chief Operating Officer
Ian is focused on identifying, and delivering on, opportunities that ensure the Regal Group is the best logistical solutions partner for its clients.
Ian joined Regal in 2015 and is responsible for developing strategies and structures which allow the team to be the best logistics partner for our key customers. He most enjoys being able to create corporate type governance and controls while still maintaining the intimacy associated with a family owned business. Ian says the role of a truck driver has changed dramatically in the last 20 years and there are significant factors that need to be taken into account, such as the level and scrutiny of telematics, truck diagnostics and health and safety requirements.
Outside of work, Ian enjoys playing golf, watching sport and spending time with the family down at Taupo.
Interesting fact: Ian is not as old as he seems. Flying back from Europe a few years ago he crossed the date line and missed a birthday!