About Ateco 2017-04-06T20:14:49+00:00


The Ateco Group is one of New Zealand’s leading automotive distributors, operating in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa from 2015.

The Ateco Group offers car manufacturers at all levels in the market a uniquely effective and proven way to access the New Zealand, Australian and South African car markets that is cost effective and committed to long term brand building with a talented team of automotive experts across all industry disciplines.

The Ateco Group is wholly owned by Neville Crichton, not only a renowned businessman, but also a leading New Zealand sportsman with 174 ocean yacht racing wins to his credit and who was instrumental in creating the New Zealand superyacht industry.

The Ateco Group is the official distributor for Maserati in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa; the official distributor of Ram Trucks and Chery cars in Australia and New Zealand; the official distributor of LDV vans, Foton Light Commercial vehicles and Foton Trucks in Australia and it is the official distributor of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in New Zealand, including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge vehicles. In addition the Ateco Group is the Australian distributor of Warn off-road products and it operates retail automotive businesses in Australia & South Africa. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, the company also has offices in Melbourne, Auckland and Johannesburg and directly employs more than 120 people across three countries as well as managing a dealer group of more than 150 car, light commercial and truck dealers. As well as its brand specific sales, marketing and after sales teams, the Ateco Group offers state of the art support teams in distribution, information technology, and dealer development.

For more than three decades the Ateco Group has played a significant role in the Australasian car industry, using its local knowledge and commercial skills to launch new brands into the local market, including the first ever Chinese brands, re-introduce brands that had left the market and boost brands that were faltering in New Zealand and Australia. During its history it has handled some of the most famous automotive brands and lifted their sales, brand image and presence to new and often unprecedented levels.

In 2015 The Ateco Group formed a joint venture company to convert the Ram Truck range to right hand drive launching these products into the Australian and New Zealand markets in 2016, adding another area of expertise to its already unique automotive business.

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