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28 October 2021

Connetics improves safety with MAX-SAFE Anti-Rollaway Solution

Christchurch-based Connetics has become one of the first companies in New Zealand to implement the MAX-SAFE Anti-Rollaway Brake SystemTM, distributed and installed by Autokraft Electrical and Diesel.

Connetics, an Orion NZ company, is responsible for designing, constructing and maintaining overhead and underground lines used for utility and infrastructure services. The company operates out of depots in Wellington, Christchurch and Central Otago.

Their fleet of 280 vehicles includes a number of heavy vehicles – crane trucks, bucket trucks and tippers – many of which can be called upon 24 hours a day. The new safety solution will be automatically included in any new heavy vehicle purchases and progressively retro-fitted to the existing fleet, covering around 85 vehicles overall.

The MAX-SAFE Anti-Rollaway Brake System™ provides an active safety solution in the event that the park brake is not fully applied before leaving the vehicle. It provides protection for the driver, occupants, bystanders and workers – as well as preventing damage to the vehicle and surrounding property.It’s one of a number of heavy vehicle safety solutions developed by SGESCO-MAX. Thousands of vehicles across Australia have been using their Anti-Rollaway Brake System for close to two decades.

In New Zealand the MAX-SAFE Maximum Safety range is sold through Autokraft Electrical and Diesel (AED), their distributor based in Palmerston North. Managing Director of AED, Gary Puklowski, said it was great to see New Zealand companies, like Connetics, embracing innovative safety solutions provided by MAX-SAFE Maximum Safety. 

 In implementing the MAX-SAFE  Anti-Rollaway Brake System, Connetics Fleet Manager, Wayne Muiznieks (pictured), said their organisation wanted to improve safety across their fleet by taking a greater and more pro-active approach to safety.


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