Adelaide DAF dealer makes mark

DAF dealer of the year.

Kenworth DAF Adelaide has been named the 2022 DAF Dealer of the Year.

It marks the first time the Kenworth DAF Adelaide has taken home the top prize since its introduction in 2002.

The DAF Dealer of the Year award was presented to Kenworth DAF Adelaide Managing Director, Jonathan Crawford.

The award acknowledges dealer performance across all areas of the DAF business and recognises excellence in truck sales, parts sales, service, finance, and overall customer support — all areas in which Kenworth DAF Adelaide excelled throughout 2022.

Kenworth DAF Adelaide is situated on a large 12-acre site, boasting the latest, state-of-the-art truck sales, truck rental, service and parts facilities making it one of Australia’s most advanced truck dealerships.

Andrew Hadjikakou, PACCAR Australia’s Managing Director, presented the Dealer of the Year trophy, congratulating Crawford in person.

“In a year that still showed remnants of the pandemic and presented challenges due to global supply chain issues, Kenworth DAF Adelaide continued to not only exceed expectations, but also demonstrated the team’s drive to deliver an excellent customer experience in service and support to our DAF customers,” said Hadjikakou.

Crawford was delighted his team won the award.

“Despite a challenging year, the result is worth it,” he said.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the entire team across our three locations for going that extra mile every day. To win feels like a well-deserved reward and one that certainly belongs to every member of the team,” said Crawford.

He added the award also belonged to Kenworth DAF Adelaide’s great customers, who continued to place their faith in the dealership to support their business.

“The strength of our relationship with the PACCAR team certainly contributes to this success. I want to thank everyone at PACCAR for their highly valued levels of support,” said Crawford.

Kenworth DAF Adelaide, also known as CMV Truck Centre, is part of the CMV group.

CMV Group is a fourth-generation family-owned business established in 1934, employing over 1600 people in South Australia and Victoria.

In other news, Isuzu has named its best performing dealer of the year.

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