Hino Australia crowns top dealers

Victorian dealers win top awards at national event

Hino Australia crowns top dealers
Sales and parts managers from Prestige Hino and Bendigo Truck Centre celebrate their respective wins at the 2015 Hino Dealer of the Year Awards. (Prestige Hino's Angelo Valerio third from right and Bendigo Truck Centre's Euan McGowan fourth from right.)


Hino Australia has applauded Prestige Hino and Bendigo Truck Centre as the big winners at its 2015 Dealer of the Year Awards presentation in Sydney.

Taking out the national awards, Melbourne-based Prestige Hino was awarded the Metropolitan Dealer of the Year for the second time, while country Victorian dealership, Bendigo Truck Centre, took out its third Regional Dealer of the Year award.

Accepting the award from Hino Australia chairman and CEO Steve Lotter, COO Shunichi (Sean) Takahashi, and Hino Japan’s senior managing officer Yoshio Shimo, Prestige Hino’s dealer principal Angelo Valerio thanked the team for their efforts.

"To say I am proud of the collective efforts of our team is an understatement," Valerio says.

"The Hino Dealer of the Year award is recognition of the hard work the entire team at Prestige Hino put into 2015.

"From our detailers, mechanics and advisors, to salespeople, customer service staff and managers, everyone put in 110 per cent to achieve this result.

"It was a massive year."

Winning the regional top honours for displaying excellence in sales, parts, and services, Bendigo Truck Centre’s dealer principal Euan McGowan also applauded the team.

"I'm extremely proud of the work our team has done - we've really focused on our customers and supporting them in every way possible," McGowan says.

"If you do the right thing by your customers success will follow.

"Improvements to the business and the changes to our processes have made this achievable."

While Prestige Hino and Bendigo Truck Centre took out the main awards, CMI Hino, Sci-Fleet Hino, Adtrans, Newcastle Hino, and Illawarra Hino appeared regularly in the recipients list.


The full list of winners is:

Metropolitan Dealer of the Year: Prestige Hino

Regional Dealer of the Year: Bendigo Truck Centre

Hino Financial Services Award: Gold - Prestige Hino, Silver - CMI Hino Adelaide, Bronze - Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane

Sales Excellence (Metro): Gold - Prestige Hino, Silver - Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane, Bronze - Adtrans Hino

Sales Excellence (Regional): Gold - Illawarra Hino, Silver - Newcastle Hino, Bronze - Bunbury Truck Sales & Service Centre

Parts Excellence (Metro): Gold - Adtrans Hino, Silver - Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane, Bronze - CMI Hino Melbourne

Parts Excellence (Regional): Gold - Jacob Hino, Silver - Bendigo Truck Centre, Bronze - Carlisle Hino

Service Excellence (Regional): Gold - Bendigo Truck Centre, Silver - Newcastle Hino, Bronze - Illawara Hino

Service Excellence (Metro): Gold - CMI Hino Adelaide, Silver - Prestige Hino, Bronze - Sci-Fleet Hino Nerang

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