Ian Patchell has been inducted into the Federation as a Life Member

Ian Murray Patchell heads up one of the largest heavy transport equipment manufacturers and suppliers in the country - the Patchell Group, this year, in 2023 celebrating its 50th anniversary.... read more 

The NZ Truck-Trailer Manufacturers Federation was built and nurtured by people who had a passion for their work and their industry. Life membership is awarded to those individuals who have have contributed to our Federation and the trailer building industry for many years and who have inspired a number of the innovations and designs we have today.

There are many still lending their wisdom and guidance to current generations, either through their own successors or through participation in the discussion forums held within the membership.