Well-known industry stalwart, Rod Cunningham, has been named Chief Executive Officer of
Panus Oceania, the newly established Australian arm of Thailand’s largest trailer OEM, Panus
Cunningham will also be joined by Jozef Horvat, who has been appointed the role as National
Sales and Marketing Manager at Panus Oceania.
Cunningham told CRTNews, “I’ve kept a close watch on the work Panus Assembly has been
doing for many years. Having previously worked with a number of global suppliers, when the
opportunity to head up Panus Oceania presented itself, I thought it was a great chance to couple
a customer centric philosophy with the global power of Panus.”
“The business will be progressively established through a focus on target market segments, filling
a gap in the market offering highly engineered, aligned and tested equipment backed up by a new
approach to customer service.
“We have a lot of respect for local manufacturers and believe that Australia is at the forefront of
global innovation in the area of transport equipment supply”
Cunningham had previously spent seven years as General Manager for Freighter, helping to
successfully launch products such as the Load Hold, EziLiner and Outback models, whilst sharing
management responsibility for the company’s National Fleet Sales division.
Cunningham makes the point, “Thailand has a reputation for high quality standards with the
multi-national likes of Caterpillar, BMW and Ford making Thailand the Detroit of South East
“Panus is the country’s leading manufacturer of heavy transport equipment and anybody that
has seen our new trailers can see the lengths we have gone to in designing, aligning and testing
to ensure we have trailers matched to requirements of Australian operators.”
According to Cunningham, Panus Oceania has already welcomed its first lot of flat top trailers
with more designs scheduled for arrival in the coming weeks.
In addition, Panus Oceania also launched videos on its FEA testing, as well as load testing trials as
part of a local durability program
Click here to view the videos