USAVE Van & Truck Rentals is a New Zealand family owned and operated business with locations in Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland and Palmerston North.
The company is headed by Andrew Strong and was originally a part of the Strong Group of Companies with extensive interests in the motor trade. USAVE was originally established over 15 years ago to offer an alternative to the more expensive, less personal multi-national rental operators entering New Zealand.
Our large range of van and truck rental vehicles are expertly maintained and presented by our own team of mechanics and groomers. As a family owned company, we are committed to high service standards and excellent value for money for our customers.
Our growing team has a wide range of experience and knowledge of rental vehicles, New Zealand, motoring and finance. We love helping people with their van and truck rentals and providing advice on moving furniture, equipment and goods.
Andrew and father Bruce joined forces in 1997 to manage USAVE together until Bruce’s retirement in 2016. Andrew speaks Japanese and has a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Marketing and began his working career in banking. Andrew has been Director of NZ rental car companies for more than twenty years. Andrew loves following the rugby, cricket and various motorsports and is keen on hunting, fishing and motorcycling (both sports and adventure bikes).
Murray joined the management team in 2002 and has had a wide experience in the motor trade. Murray is a qualified mechanic and has previously owned and operated his own rental car company.
Juan joined the management team at USAVE in 2016. Juan has over 10 years experience in the industry, previously as a branch Manager and then area Manager with one of the multi-national companies. Juan is really enjoying the change from a corporate business to a family owned and operated operation. Juan is originally from Peru and speaks Spanish. Juan is a father to 3 children under the age of 5 (including twins!) so has a busy work and home life.
Melissa (Mel) started with USAVE in Customer Services in Auckland in 2001 and was promoted to Manager of our Christchurch branch in 2005. Mel is a qualified teacher and loves the outdoors. Outside of work Mel is kept busy with an active young family that has many sporting and cultural interests.