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.
As 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 owner of the company, 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.