Gerard Gervaise, Bertrand Export – Torquepower provided a Dyno test DVD

Gerard Gervaise, Bertrand Export – Torquepower provided a Dyno test DVD

“We wanted to ensure the parts were genuine, and we needed someone we could talk to along the way, like Paul Duce. We are surprised how well everything went, and when we saw there was a follow up DVD on the dyno-testing, the client and I were very impressed. Providing a Dyno test DVD is like a badge of authority.”

Gerard Gervaise is a delightfully accented Frenchman who has worked for 25 years with Bertrand Export Queensland and is the founding Branch Manager. Gerard speaks fluent French as do all of the Bertrand staff, as the majority of their work is in New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Tahiti. Says Gerard, “Bertrand’s are seen as a French enclave in an Anglo Saxon world. We have made our name through service, not through the parts we sell.”

Gerard is very happy with a recent engine repair by Torquepower. The engine was powering a Genset for a crushing plant. The Crusher is owned by a company based in New Caledonia. “We wanted to ensure the parts were genuine, and we needed someone we could talk to along the way, like Paul Duce. We are surprised how well everything went, and when we saw there was a follow up DVD on the dyno-testing, the client and I were very impressed. Providing a Dyno test DVD is like a badge of authority.”

Bertrand’s look after a range of industry needs throughout the Pacific, including mining, stevedoring and farming. That one is close to Gerard’s’ heart. He won a scholarship in the US studying mechanisation in farming. On the weekend Gerard and his Australian-born wife escape to Aratula. It reminds him of the Loire Valley in France . He grows sorghum and raises cattle and has planted an amazing 17,000 native trees.