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Hino presents dealer awards


Hino Australia has celebrated the success of its dealerships around the country with its annual Dealer of the Year Awards, which it hosted this week.

CMI Hino Adelaide won the Metropolitan Dealer of the Year for the third year straight, while Coffs Harbour’s Southside Truck Centre was crowned the Regional Dealer of the Year.

President and CEO of Hino Australia Richard Emery congratulated both winners.

“The annual Dealer of the Year awards are an important opportunity for us to reflect and collectively celebrate the success of 2023, while also congratulating our pre-eminent dealerships on their success,” he says.

“Southside Truck Centre only commenced as a Hino dealer in mid-2021, and has hit the ground running, demonstrating commitment to the Hino brand with strong investment in its facilities.

“It is a particularly poignant award for the Southside team – its Lismore dealership was essentially destroyed in the floods of 2022, and Coffs Harbour was vital in keeping the business going, despite being in its infancy.

“This is the third successive Dealer of the Year title for CMI Hino Adelaide, which is a fantastic achievement for our longest serving Hino dealer.”

CMI Hino Adelaide also won the metropolitan awards for Customer Experience, Sales Excellence and Service Excellence.

General manager Nathan Chatfield accepted the awards on behalf of the Adelaide team.

“I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this team – every single person in our dealership consistently works hard across all areas of the business and stands by the CMI Hino values,” he says.

“This award is simply a tribute to that.

“To receive this award in our 90th year of operation is an honour – we have been a part of Hino for almost 55 years and Hino is a part of our DNA.”

In addition to the Regional Dealer of the Year award, Southside Truck Centre also added the Parts Excellence Award (Regional) to its trophy cabinet.

“This is amazing! We are relatively new compared to other Hino dealerships,” says dealer principal Steve Robinson.

“This win is particularly emotional as it has been almost two years to the day since our Lismore branch was wiped out in the floods – we lost everything including 21 Hino trucks and every single spare part and piece of furniture.

“While the Lismore dealership was starting from scratch, the new, young team in Coffs Harbour just went from strength to strength, and this award is a tribute to their determination, skill and passion.”

You can view the full results here on the Hino website.

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