About Us

About Transport Engineering Otago

Leading specialists in new body builds, Trailer manufacturing, modifications and repairs.

With over 100 years of collective industry experience, the team at Transport Engineering Otago (TEO) have the skills and the knowledge to assist you in designing and creating purpose-built bodies and accessories to suit your individual requirements.

At TEO, we manufacture new truck bodies for all makes and models, fitting them out for a variety of specialty purposes, including the installation of body accessories, new Hardox bodies, new tipping trailers, transporters, traffic management, crane trucks and more, all custom built to specifically fit our customers’ needs. TEO also offer customers repairs and modifications for existing bodies.

The history of TEO Limited 

TEO Limited has a long history of client service, engineering practices and forward-thinking solutions. We understand that successful relationships lead to successful projects. A privately owned and operated New Zealand company, TEO has a head office located in Mosgiel, Dunedin along with sister companies, Commercial Hire New Zealand (CHNZ), Otago Commercial Wholesale Limited (OCW) and Commercial Fleet Maintenance (CFM). We have over 25 full-time staff with various experience throughout the transport industry.

With an emphasis on quality, performance and reliability for the past 20 years, TEO has built a strong status within the New Zealand transportation industry for quality service and repairs by providing continued reliability, longevity and high standard quality finishes. Because of this, we are a preferred builder by various transport companies throughout New Zealand.

Transport Engineering to your requirements

Our vast knowledge of past and ongoing projects allows us to offer an unparalleled depth of experience, this enables us to offer our clients the highest quality builds. Our service and workmanship enable us to deliver a quality product that lasts further into the future. We offer the expertise of our professionals, who will give you the best solution to your challenge. 


Transport Engineering Otago Limited have been proudly manufacturing trucks and trailers in New Zealand for the past 20 years with a focus on designing and manufacturing the highest quality rigid bodies and trailers for a wide range of industries that have set the benchmark for the industry of today.


We're proud to support the New Zealand economy and New Zealand jobs by sourcing New Zealand parts or New Zealand materials from New Zealand suppliers where possible. Our trucks and trailers have been made to support the New Zealand economy with the hundreds of New Zealand jobs it has created to manufacture our products, the New Zealand suppliers we depend on for support to maintain our reputable high quality finished products and the truck drivers working these truck and trailers to keep the New Zealand economy moving.


Our trucks and trailers aren't designed to just get the job done, they're crafted to get you home safely too. All our trucks and trailers not only meet standards, but they also exceed them and your expectations. A driver should never doubt their equipment and Transport Engineering Otago’s craftsmanship and quality will leave you with peace of mind that you can trust your truck or trailer to do the job it's needed for and to keep you safe. With the right care and proper use, our trucks and trailers are engineered and built to outlast the toughest equipment in the yard thanks to the reputable and robust quality builds that Transport Engineering Otago has become known for throughout the industry. 

When your business is trucking and haulage, you can't afford to have an unreliable piece of equipment or lousy service. TEO continues to strive for nothing but exceptional workmanship and service, to give our customers peace of mind. We don’t want our customers having one extra thing to worry about. Consider us your partner in business, we make it our business to help your business keep moving and remain profitable by keeping your truck and trailer equipment in healthy shape and reliable condition. We pride ourselves on products that are ready to run at a moment’s notice and require minimal downtime.

Transport Engineering Workshop in Otago

Our fully functioning workshop specializes in engineering associated with heavy trucks and trailers. These include general and major repairs, crane trucks, chassis modifications, lengthening and shortening, manufacturing and installing of tipping decks and draw beams. We work with a wide variety of brands including Iveco, Hino, Isuzu, Volvo, Scania, Mercedes, Nissan UD and Hardox. 

Engineering Heavy Trucks and Trailers in Otago

TEO are committed to helping our clients find all of their engineering solutions. Support from SSAB’s New Zealand Distributor Real Steel and the Swedish Steel ‘Hardox In My Body’ accreditation has been invaluable. Their knowledge teamed with our expertise has produced a product that sets the new standard of engineering in New Zealand’s toughest conditions.

Structural integrity with cost and weight saving factors balanced with competitive pricing to produce a dependable truck/trailer are the aims of the TEO team. Build quality, before and after sales service, and product support is paramount to TEOs philosophy of dependability.

Transport Engineering Specialists

TEO keep up with the latest in engineering, driver technology and safety solutions within the transporting industry. Helping to provide you with the leading and up to date transport technology. We are happy to discuss your requirements and put together a range of suggestions for your business.