Dealer Profile, Earthmoving Machinery, STM Trucks & Machinery

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STM Trucks and Machinery’s growth continues to be underpinned by the building of partnerships with exceptional service and comprehensive solutions.

Drive out to Smeaton Grange in Western Sydney and you can’t miss it: a display yard full of major and minor brands of earthmoving and trucking equipment, old and new, big and small.

Of course, we’re talking about STM Trucks and Machinery, long regarded as the one- stop shop for operators wanting not just an opportunity to choose from a wide selection of equipment, but also for friendly service and honest advice provided by a team with plenty of experience and skillsets.

With more than 45 years’ experience in the industry, the family-owned and operated company claims it has “everything a truck or machinery operator could dream of” … and it’s no idle boast.

Starting out in a single shed in Western Sydney in the 1970s selling used trucks and tractors, STM knows what it takes to build a business – and is passionate about helping customers grow theirs.

For founder Michael Gerace, it’s been a road well-travelled with family and their values that have helped STM deliver a consistently impressive high-level customer service and distribution partnerships with world-leading brands.

After leaving school and completing his apprenticeship, Michael started as a diesel mechanic in the original business, Glenn Motors. In 1970 a partnership opportunity arose and Michael purchased a share of the company … and the rest is history. Since the early 1990s the business has been solely family-owned and has gone from strength to strength.

Today its assets include in-house finance brokerage, 32 workshop bays, drive through B-double service pits, a weighbridge, field service vehicles, 24-hour truck breakdown vehicles, and Sydney metro parts delivery vehicles.

With firm belief in family principles, the company’s commitment goes beyond the mechanical. It cares about giving every customer the best experience possible – from great deals and finance advice to friendly after sales service and quality parts.

The understanding of customer requirements by the sales staff, along with their willingness to go the extra mile where needed, has been a major reason why clients keep coming back to the showroom and workshop for their needs.

Service with satisfaction

STM is an authorised service dealer for Kobelco excavators and ASV posi-track loaders.

The state-of-the-art workshop facilities are equipped with the latest diagnostic technology and tooling, manned by factory trained technicians and fitters who will make certain machines being worked on will be back digging on the sites quickly.

But it’s not just the Kobelcos or ASVs: STM can also assist with servicing and repairs of all makes and models of excavators, track loaders, skid steer loaders, backhoe loaders and motor graders.

Repairwork carried out includes hydraulic and electrical maintenance, bucket and attachment fixes, and servicing for major undercarriage components.

STM offers various reports as well, from advanced analyses such as certified servicing, risk assessment, oil sample testing, and pin and bush removals and replacement, down to straightforward mechanical appraisals.

If a machine or truck can’t be delivered, STM will pick it up and bring it to the workshop.

Or if on-site maintenance is preferred, STM can go to the job, with four on-site servicing vehicles at the ready.

Sum of the parts

There’s a treasure trove of genuine parts at STM, including components for the likes of Iveco, International, Cummins, Fuso, Kobelco, ASV, Merlo and D’avino models.

As a Shell dealer, STM stocks engine oil, transmission oil, power steering fluid, emission oil (AdBlue) and hydraulic oil for excavators.

The tools and accessories range includes products from manufacturers such as Toledo, Tridon, Macnaught, GME, Permatex, Narva, Hella, Ancra, Truckmate, Jost, Stemco and Colorsign, plus many more.

All genuine parts are high quality products tested by the manufacturer, and come with a warranty.

The warehouse is a veritable Aladdin’s cave of radiators, clutches, engines, turbos, pistons, transmissions, brakes, filters, steering and suspension kits, as well as a wide range of accessories including seat covers, floor mats, wheel covers, cleaning kits, weather shields, aero kits, rubber tracks, pins, bushes, track chains, sprockets and buckets.

The parts department is open from 7am until 6pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 12pm on Saturday, making it convenient for anyone to pop in and find that elusive item.

The well-trained team is at the ready to help, and can provide timesaver programs for engine, gearbox and differential changeovers.

And if STM doesn’t have the part needed, it will source it down and deliver it promptly. The delivery service runs twice a day around metropolitan Sydney and Southern Highlands/ Wollongong every afternoon.

All genuine parts are high quality products tested by the manufacturer, and come with a warranty.

First-hand knowledge of second-hand

STM Trucks and Machinery’s used equipment inventory is legendary.

Anyone with a used machine sitting idle is encouraged to contact STM, which offers convenient and hassle-free solutions to get it back into operation, or turn it into cash.

› Sell equipment on consignment:

• Partner with STM to sell the used equipment. The machine remains in STM’s possession while the company handles the marketing, advertising, and sales process.
• Reach a wider audience through STM’s extensive network and marketing expertise, maximising returns.
• Enjoy a hassle-free experience as everything is taken care of, from showcasing equipment to negotiating with potential buyers. Clients simply wait for their payout once the sale is finalised.

The benefits of consignment:

• Maximise returns: The STM expertise helps obtain the best possible price for machines.
• Save time and effort: Consignors can focus on other areas of their business while STM handles the sales process.
• Peace of mind: Knowing that equipment is in good hands and being marketed effectively gives peace of mind.
• Showroom-ready finish: Take advantage of STM’s top-tier workshop facilities to repair, refurbish, and even respray any imperfections or damage on equipment before consignment. This can significantly improve its marketability and potentially fetch a higher selling price.

› Sell equipment outright:

• If you prefer a quicker solution, STM also buys used equipment outright. This eliminates the wait time associated with consignment and provides immediate cash.
• STM offers competitive rates based on the make, model, condition, and current market value of your equipment.

No fuss on finance

Buying equipment from STM is made easier with many finance options available, most of which can be fast-tracked.

The financing solutions are designed to be as hassle-free and accommodating as possible, ensuring financial constraints don’t hinder the ability to acquire the best Sydney trucks and machinery.

STM can provide on-site maintenance if needed, with several servicing vehicles at the ready.

The STM finance arm, Transport and Equipment Finance (Sydney), is located onsite in the dealership, and its experienced team can provide fast approvals and a range of solutions to meet all needs.

It boasts 26 years of equipment finance experience in funding solutions tailored for various businesses, and has access to more than 30 lenders to help clients make the choice that’s right for their business.

Areas covered include hire purchase, chattel mortgages, finance and operating leases, rent to buy, insurance products, work cover premium funding, and debtor finance.

STM understands that time is valuable.

The finance personnel can also arrange a no-obligation, confidential discussion at customers’ place of business or even at home after hours.

Winning ways

It’s been an award-winning performance by STM over the past couple of years.

The company won three Kobelco awards for 2022-23: the Most Improved Heavy Excavator Share, the Parts Dealer of the Year (second year in a row), and the Greatest Number of Units Sold.

The company won three Kobelco awards for 2022-23.

Since becoming an authorised dealer for Kobelco in 2008, STM has grown as a business across all departments – sales, service, parts, and more – for the brand.

On the truck front, STM was awarded the FUSO Metropolitan Dealer of the Year title for 2022-2023, the second year running.

The prestigious accolade recognises excellence in sales, service, and spare parts across all FUSO metropolitan dealers throughout Australia.

The long-standing partnership with FUSO dates back to when STM took on Mitsubishi trucks in the 80s.

And to round it off, STM also received the overall IVECO Dealer of the Year awards for 2022-2023, which take into account performance in several key areas including vehicle sales against retail targets and share of market, part sales, customer service, and maintenance and repair outcomes.

In short

Choosing STM for truck and machinery needs means partnering with a company that understands the requirements and provides solutions tailored to customer needs.

The long-standing relationships with a multitude of satisfied clients are proof of the company’s commitment to quality and reliability.

STM treats each client as a partner, understanding their unique needs and offering custom solutions that enhance their business efficiency.

The awards won by STM.



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