During his time with Cummins, Ken Roberts served as truck section technician, Warranty Administrator and finally Workshop Supervisor. In August 1978, Ken left the company and as a sole trader, intent on providing a more personalised and adaptive service for many of the Cummins owners he had come to meet.
Torquepower operated on a purely mobile basis during the first six months before, in March 1979, premises were leased in Beatty Road Archerfield where a single prime mover could be accommodated. Additional space was arranged as the business grew until ultimately a larger workshop was necessary to accommodate the rapidly developing operation.
By 1985 the company had expanded substantially with sales volumes continuing to climb, and Jude Roberts joined the company as a director and CFO. Against that background, Torquepower negotiated an Authorized Cummins Dealership agreement with Cummins Engine Company and served Cummins in that capacity for the next 30 years.
In October 2014, Torquepower declined Cummin’s offer to re-sign the Dealership Agreement and opted instead to pursue a future as an independent Cummins parts and engine specialist from January 1st, 2015. The separation from Cummins enabled Torquepower greater flexibility in both market and product coverage and this resulted in improved support for even more customers.
Today, Torquepower boasts vastly increased sales and meets the needs of customers both here in Australia and many ports around the world. It has an unmatched independent inventory of Cummins products ready to dispatch daily.
Today, the Torquepower business encompasses many well known international product names in addition to the Genuine Cummins brand. It also offers customers options to Genuine Cummins parts in many circumstances. These include remanufactured, aftermarket, alternative OEM brands such as Holset and Bosch, and even a limited range of second hand options.
Founding Director Ken Roberts retains the position of Managing Director and CEO, Jude Roberts continues as CFO and daily operations are managed by Andrew Lawrence (General manager) and Paul Duce (Parts & Sales Manager). The company has provided employment for more than 350 fantastic people including some 100+ apprentices – some of whom now hold senior positions in the industry. Torquepower has been publicly recognised among the Queensland (Q400) Top Private Companies.
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