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With a wealth of experience in the design, manufacture, maintenance and overhaul of passenger car and locomotive HVAC equipment, Noske Rail is the ideal partner to deliver reliability and comfort to your end customers.


Our values

Extraordinary performance • Safety focused • Innovative  Quality focused  Employee satisfaction focused  Environmentally friendly and socially aware  Customer focused  Partnership

Our values reflect our belief that as we strive to be recognised as a market leader, our people are key to our success, whether they are our own staff, customers, end users or suppliers. We strongly believe that environmental awareness and relationships are as important as the equipment we supply.


Our History

Originally established in 1993 to provide the New Zealand/Australian presence for a European company to support the localisation programme for a major defence project in the marine sector, Noske-Kaeser New Zealand was incorporated as a wholly New Zealand entity in 1997.

Winning our first Rail HVAC contract in 2000, we quickly grew to become a major provider of new build HVAC equipment for passenger trains and locomotives in the Australian market building a wealth of experience especially in high ambient temperature environments.

To support our customers, in 2003 we established an Australian subsidiary with overhaul/maintenance capability first in Victoria, then in Western Australia. Adopting a brand agnostic approach, this is now a significant part of our business.

In 2015 the marine part of the company was sold, and with a 100% focus now on the Rail market our name changed to Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle

In 2022 now under 100% Australian ownership, Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle combined with Coachair's Rail division to form Noske Rail

Some of Our Team

Garry Webb

General Manager Rail

Garry joined the Noske Rail team in January 2024. With a career spanning over 25 years across various industry leading organisations, Garry’s experience encompasses sales, marketing, product development, operational management, and general management roles. 

His approach is simple yet powerful: prioritise customer satisfaction and nurture strong supplier relationships. Garry firmly believes that a business's true success is measured not only by its financial achievements but also by the success of its customers and suppliers. Passionate about developing people, Garry has always been a driving force behind the growth and success of his teams, recognising that true business potential lies in the capability and welfare of its people. 

When he is not busy leading the KYR bus and rail divisions under the Coachair and Noske Rail brands, Garry can be found engaging his other interests as a passionate classic car enthusiast and “part time” triathlete.

Steve Papworth

Design Engineering Manager / Business Development Manager

Steve joined Noske Rail in May 2000, initially responsible for the company’s business in the marine sector, Steve has been a member of the senior management team since 2006 with a focus on on sales and business development.

Currently holding the position of Design Engineering Manager, Steve leads our New Zealand based design engineering team, and is also responsible for sales in the global Locomotive market.

Prior to joining the company, Steve was actively involved in the design and manufacturing of industrial air filtration systems for defence, marine, rail, power generation and the dairy industries. Steve enjoys interacting with our customers at all stages of a project from initial inception through to operation in service. He takes special pride in our customers’ requirements being fully understood and delivered by our team.

When he's not busy looking after our customers, you can find Steve playing keyboards either at a local jazz club event or in a rock tribute band.

David Williams

Finance Manager

David joined Noske Rail in November 2022 and is a member of the senior management team. Prior to joining the company, David worked in a number of commercial and financial roles across a range of industry sectors.

David is an experienced manager responsible for the complete delivery of the finance function. He is motivated to achieve timely and accurate financial results with a close focus on funds management to ensure the company is maximising its financial opportunities and providing competitive products to our customers.

Tim Mamo

Chief Operations Officer

Since the amalgamation of the Coachair Rail division and Noske-Rail in 2021, Tim joined the Noske senior management team as Chief Operations Officer, responsible for the Australian overhaul and service operations.  Also as General Manager Engineering for the entire KYR Group of companies Tim oversees engineering activities all members of the group.

Tim is passionate about the Rail industry, and having lived and breathed Rail HVAC for over 37 years possesses a significant wealth of experience in the design and through-life support of  Locomotive driver’s cab and passenger HVAC systems

Jonathan Opie

Operations Manager - New Zealand

Jonno joined Noske Rail as New Zealand operations manager, having spent the previous year exploring the stunning landscapes of New Zealand, adding a unique perspective to his leadership role. With a background as a Production Manager in the meat industry and prior experience in contract manufacturing, Jonno is well-equipped to oversee the operational aspects of our business. 

Jonno's approach is rooted in efficiency and excellence, ensuring that our operations run seamlessly to meet the needs of our clients. Jonno is dedicated to optimising processes and fostering a collaborative work environment. Whether it's streamlining production or implementing innovative solutions, he is committed to driving the success of Noske Rail. 

Outside of work, Jonno shares his love for adventure, drawing inspiration from his travels. His diverse professional background and passion for operational excellence make him an integral part of our leadership team at Noske Rail.

Natalie Dean

Sales manager - Australia

Natalie joined Noske Rail April 2024 responsible for sales and customer communication in the Australian market.  Natalie is a seasoned sales professional with a proven track record working across a variety of different industries. 

Natalie enjoys building strong customer relationships and understanding what is required to deliver our customers’ needs, she thrives in dynamic environments and believes in inspiring others towards shared goals. 

In her spare time, Natalie enjoys cheering on her favourite AFL team, North Melbourne, spending time with her children and beloved beagle Barney.

Ben Sadeghi

Melbourne Branch Manager

Ben joined Noske Rail in 2004 in a sole charge position to support Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle rail customers in Melbourne and the wider Victorian region. Prior to joining the company Ben had built a strong background and knowledge in HVAC systems in predominantly hands-on roles with a number of leading HVAC providers.

Ben is passionate about making a difference and under his leadership the Melbourne team has grown to represent a significant part of Noske Rail’s business undertaking multiple projects including maintenance, repair, overhaul and technology upgrades for a wide variety of Rail HVAC types.

Beka Wright

Supply chain and logistics lead

Beka joined Noske Rail in January 2024 after spending over 10 years in the Supply Chain sector across multiple large businesses in the Manawatu region. This includes the New Zealand Defence Force and Automotive Industry where she looked after the after-sale parts of the number one selling commercial utility vehicle in New Zealand. 

Beka oversees the supply chain and logistics operations for Noske Rail and is passionate about making a difference and being a part of yet another great success story. Beka enjoys contributing to continuous improvement and strongly believes that with the right team and mindset, great things can be achieved, believing customer satisfaction and supplier relationships are the biggest key to supply chain success. 

When not working, Beka spends her time with her Husband, 3 children and 2 Labradors.  Together they enjoy adventures, so are usually outdoors creating new memories for the kids, including includes, hunting, duck shooting, boating, and riding dirt bikes or simply just heading to the river for fresh air.

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