Hino Australia crowns top dealers of 2019

Dealers seen as contributing to Hino's strong 2019 sales

Hino Australia crowns top dealers of 2019
L-R: Prestige Hino Dealer Principal Angelo Valerio and West Orange Motors Dealer Principal Aaron Daniel celebrate their Dealer of the Year awards


Prestige Hino (Dandenong) is Hino Australia’s Metropolitan Dealer of the Year for the fifth year running, while West Orange Motors is the Regional title holder for the second time in three years.

Hino Australia’s Dealer of the Year Awards took place in in Sydney on Saturday February 8.

Adding to its accolades, Prestige Hino won the Customer Experience – Sales category (Metropolitan) award and its national fleet sales manager, Danny Timewell again won Salesperson of the Year, repeating his success from last year.

Hino recently lauded its 2019 Australian truck sales and Daker triumph

"Someone once said to me if you win one Dealer of the Year, it could be a fluke; to win two in a row you’ve done something right; and to win three in a row it’s no fluke and you’re definitely doing everything right," Prestige Hino dealer principal Angelo Valerio says.

 "So what does it mean when Prestige Hino wins its fifth consecutive Hino Dealer of the Year?

"What it means to me is we have achieved a critical mass of employees who have passionately embraced our vision for Prestige Hino to be the trucking partner of choice for Australian enterprise.

 "I have always maintained that one individual doesn't win awards, it’s an entire dealership team effort – what’s most exciting is that the team now does it effortlessly."

West Orange Motors dealer principal Aaron Daniel adds: "We are so happy to win this award at a time when regional areas are facing a crippling drought and tough economic conditions," he says.

 "We would like to recognise our dedicated, hard-working staff and our customers for their continued loyalty."

Hino Australia chairman and CEO Steve Lotter congratulates the winners on their achievements.

"Customer experience is extremely important to Hino and a cornerstone of our success in recent years so it’s fitting that our annual awards duly recognise outstanding achievement in this field in both the Sales and Service sectors."

Lotter attributes Hino Australia’s strong results of 2019 to a strong customer focus at dealerships nationwide and at Hino Motor Sales Australia, aided by the addition of the new 500 Series Standard Cab.

"I congratulate all those who were recognised tonight for their efforts in 2019, and we look forward to the strong results continuing in 2020."

The awards attendees included global Hino Motors chairman Yasuhiko Ichihashi, Hino Australia president and COO Sam (Takashi) Suda, and Lotter.

The full list of awards includes:

Metropolitan Dealer of the Year:
Prestige Hino, Dandenong, VIC
Regional Dealer of the Year:
West Orange Motors, Orange, NSW
Hino Financial Services Award:
WA Hino Sales & Service, Perth, WA
Customer Experience – Sales:
Regional - Pacific Hino, Cairns, QLD
Metropolitan Class - Prestige Hino, Dandenong, VIC
Customer Experience – Service:
Regional Class - Jacob Hino, Wodonga, NSW
Metropolitan Class - Adtrans Hino, Sydney, NSW
Salesperson of the Year:
Danny Timewell, Prestige Hino, Dandenong, VIC
Sales Excellence (Metro):
GOLD – WA Hino Sales & Service, Perth, WA
SILVER – Prestige Hino, Dandenong, VIC
BRONZE – Adtrans Hino, Sydney, NSW
Sales Excellence (Regional):
GOLD – Till Hino, Geelong, VIC
SILVER – Newcastle Hino, NSW
BRONZE – Illawarra Hino, NSW
Parts Excellence (Metro):
GOLD – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane, QLD
SILVER – Prestige Hino, Dandenong, VIC
BRONZE – CMI Hino Melbourne, VIC
Parts Excellence (Regional):
GOLD – West Orange Motors, Orange, NSW
SILVER – Vanderfield Hino, Toowoomba, QLD
BRONZE – Sci-Fleet Hino Nerang, Gold Coast, QLD
Service Excellence (Metro):
GOLD – CMI Hino Adelaide, SA
SILVER – Prestige Hino, Dandenong, VVIC
BRONZE – City Hino, Arndell Park, Sydney, NSW
Service Excellence (Regional):
GOLD – Wagga Trucks, Wagga Wagga, NSW
SILVER – West Orange Motors, Orange, NSW
BRONZE – Illawarra Hino, NSW


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