Keith Andrews has passed away
Keith Andrews passed away last week, following a battle with cancer.
Andrews first began selling trucks from his Whangarei garage back in the 1980s, eventually expanding to a full Fuso sales and service business there. He set up in Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga as well and with the addition of Mercedes-Benz trucks and commercial vehicles, Keith went on to become NZ’s largest new truck retailer.
From a statement on the Fuso website: “Staff knew that Keith would always beat them to work in the morning. First to arrive and last to leave, Keith led from the front; he had an amazing work ethic and a genuine passion for his people and his customers.
Keith’s absence from the business over the past 12 months has meant the KAT and Fuso New Zealand teams have operated under the leadership of Kurtis Andrews, ensuring that Keith’s high standards remain at the forefront of the business and that all staff are committed to continuing Keith’s proud legacy.”
A memorial service will be held at the Marsden Cove Marquee, Marsden Cove Marina in Ruakaka on Saturday 23 November from 2pm to 5:30pm.