WE COMMIT TO BEING WORLD CLASS IN EVERYTHING WE DO.

At Active VMA, everything we do must be world class. We are dedicated to engineering a legacy – from the materials we use, to the solutions we design and the service we provide along the way.

WHO WE ARE

When Ross and Juliet Schultz started the company known as Active VMA in 1997, it was because they love a good challenge. Like many Kiwi success stories, they believe that a hardworking, mud-on-the-boots approach creates the foundation – but that the secret to success is actually understanding the customer’s needs, searching for solutions and integrating modern technologies to engineer the solution.

When others give up – Active VMA digs deep and gets stuck in. For the last two decades, the team has been engineering a proud legacy with solutions that help customers reach new heights. It’s time to put the custom into customer service. It’s time to get active.

IT’S NOT JUST WHAT WE DO, IT’S HOW WE DO IT!

Although our 62 team members can offer a wealth of technical expertise, the real value comes from our approach to tackling problems.

We listen. We solve. We deliver.

Before we embark on any project, we strive to truly understand exactly what you need, and why. That way we know that we’ll build you a solution that is smarter, stronger and will last longer.

WHAT WE DO

Since 1997, Active VMA has been transforming vehicles, machinery and attachments by re-engineering OEM products to suit the demands of New Zealand customers. Our vehicles can be found in a range of industries from transport and roading, infrastructure and vegetation, through to forestry and agriculture.

We take generic OEM vehicles and machinery and re-engineer them to be fit for the forestry, roading, transport and agriculture industries. We are also agents for world-renowned brands FAE, SIMEX, and TEREX Utilities, and can provide TungChip for added performance and durability.

Every day our customers add to their own legacy by using our equipment to work smarter, go further and do more. And every day our team create a proud legacy based on the hard work and outstanding results we achieve together.

LET OUR EXPERIENCE LEAD YOU TO THE BEST SOLUTION.

We listen. We solve. We deliver.

Active Listening

Solutions begin with active listening. At the start of every project, our experienced product managers meet the end user to understand exactly what they want to achieve. After decades in the industry, it’s our ability to ask the right questions that allows us to engineer fit for purpose solutions that consistently satisfy expectation and deliver opportunity.

Proactive Solutions

We are problem solvers. When it comes to designing a solution, we work as a team to ensure your vision is realised to the very last detail.

This includes proactively looking for any obstacles throughout the process and then offering solutions, so there are no unexpected surprises when your vehicle, machine or attachment arrives.

Over the years we’ve developed thousands of solutions for our customers. As time goes by, we often have clients coming to us with similar or repeat requests, which is why we have recently introduced our fast-track production range known as Active Defined Products (ADP). In many cases, we’ve previously built what you are asking for, we’ve captured every detail and ironed out the kinks. Choosing an ADP offers numerous benefits including a proven solution at a more competitive price, faster turn-around times.

But, what if what you need has never been done before? Every single ADP had to start its life somewhere. Our business is founded on our ability to develop solutions that exceed expectation. Let us do the problem solving with you.

Delivering Quality

We understand that relationships are important, and you need a supplier you can trust to consistently deliver quality.

The product manager you deal with at the start of your journey is the same person that hands over your vehicle or machine at the end.

That’s because we stand behind our work and are proud to deliver exactly what you need – time and time again.

OUR HISTORY

Formed by Ross & Juliet Schultz, the companies roots were founded when the Rotorua manufacturing division of Fruehauf Trailers was closed down (formerly Roadrunner Trailers), where Ross had been employed as the Workshop Manager.

Active Transport Engineers was established in the early part of 1997 and commenced trading on 1st April of that year. Originally located in the Godfrey Transport yard on Allen Mills Road, Ross opened the workshop employing one staff member, who to this day, is still employed at ActiveVMA. The main core of business was the service and repair work on trucks & trailers.

In 2002 as the company was growing and expanding into heavy machinery work the name was changed to Active Engineering Solutions to better reflect the type of work being carried out and the direction in which the company was heading.

Over the years Active VMA have changed premises three times to keep up with the growth of the business. In 2014 we moved into our current premises at 3-7 McCloskey Road, this is a purpose built facility which enables us to manufacture a world-class engineering solutions.

Now known as Active VMA, reflecting the evolution of the company, we specialise in vehicles, machinery and attachments. In 2016 we went through a re-brand, our brand focus is about pulling together the three parts of the business and making it easier for customers to understand what we do. Our focus has always been about creating equipment that is ‘fit for purpose’. This focus has proven highly successful and solidified our philosophy of ‘engineering a legacy’ – a bold statement and the essence of the new brand.

One of the key objectives of the re-brand is to educate customers that investing in quality upfront will not only deliver better outcomes immediately, but will result in substantial savings across the lifecycle of the vehicle. One of our key messages, ‘Smarter, Stronger, Longer’ is used to explain the value Active VMA strive to add and how their robust design process ensures vehicles are built to endure practically any situation.

After two decades in business, we are more passionate than ever about our commitment to world-class engineering solutions.

DESIGNED SMARTER.

Whether for performance, flexibility or safety, we will design a solution that will be fit for purpose, increasing efficiency and productivity.

CREATED STRONGER.

We transform your vehicles and machinery to be tougher and more reliable, so you can go further than ever before.

LASTS LONGER.

You never regret buying quality. When it has the Active VMA logo, you know it’s been built to endure.

WE LISTEN. WE SOLVE. WE DELIVER.

ACTIVE LISTENING.

Solutions begin with active listening. At the start of every project, our experienced product managers meet the end user to understand exactly what they want to achieve.

PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS.

We are problem solvers. When it comes to designing a solution, we work as a team to ensure your vision is realised to the very last detail.

DELIVERING QUALITY.

We understand that relationships are important and you need a supplier you can trust to consistently deliver quality.