Hino interstate expansion targets new markets

With a brand new facility on the Sunshine Coast (Queensland) and renewed facilities in Tamworth (NSW) and Toowoomba (Queensland), Hino Australia continues to build its presence in the New South Wales and Queensland markets.

“A successful Hino dealer for over a decade, Wideland Hino has significantly increased its investment in its customers and is now one of Hino Australia’s most prominent dealer groups with these new developments,” says Brian Wright, GM – sales and supply chain for Hino Australia.

“This expansion also aligns with Hino Australia’s ongoing commitment to continue to strategically increase our dealership network and provide greater accessibility to our customers,” he concluded.

Chris Swain, group GM for the Wideland Group says Hino is an integral part of the Wideland Group, which now manages Hino dealerships in Tamworth, Sunshine Coast, Muswellbrook, Maryborough and Toowoomba.

“The investment we have made over the last two years has been focused on providing even better facilities and service to our Hino customers,” Swain says.

One of Hino Australia’s newest dealerships, the purpose-built Sunshine Coast facility features 25 per cent more workshop and parts storage space, while the display and vehicle storage area is 50 per cent larger, providing better access for customers and more heavy-duty vehicle parking according to Hino.

“From a service perspective, we can now offer express servicing and will soon provide in-house weighing and brake test services.

Meanwhile in Tamworth, a move to a larger, more prominent premise in August has paid dividends with sales increasing by 10 per cent year-on-year, Hino says. The new dealership also has 25 per cent more service capacity and parts storage.

In May 2021, Wideland Hino was also appointed as the authorised Hino dealer in Toowoomba.

“For Wideland Hino, this was a logical move as our head office is located in Toowoomba, and the Hino dealership there was the final piece of the puzzle.

“Our extensive Hino dealership network allows us to best support customers in the region, and the order intake has surpassed our expectations,” Swain concludes.

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