Hino Australia awards best dealers for 2023

Hino Australia has crowned its top dealers for 2023 at its annual Dealer of the Year Awards.
Hino executive at the 2023 Dealer of the Year awards at Bennelong Lawan.

Hino Australia has crowned its top dealers for 2023 at its annual Dealer of the Year Awards.

CMI Hino Adelaide, the longest serving dealership in the network, won the Metropolitan Dealer of the Year for a third consecutive year while Coffs Harbour’s Southside Truck Centre was crowned the Regional Dealer of the Year.

“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,” said Richard Emery, President and CEO of Hino Australia.

“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.”

Nathan Chatfield, General Manager of CMI Hino Adelaide accepted the award on behalf of his 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 said.

“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.”

The accolades didn’t stop there for CMI Hino Adelaide as it also won the metropolitan awards for Customer Experience, Sales Excellence and Service Excellence, the latter for the second year in a row.

Collecting the Regional Dealer of the Year award, Southside Truck Centre Dealer Principal Steve Robinson spoke on behalf of the organisation.

“This is amazing! We are relatively new compared to other Hino dealerships.

“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.”

The Southside Truck Centre also added the Parts Excellence Award (Regional) to its trophy cabinet.

For the third consecutive year, CMI Hino Adelaide, Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane and Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast were recipients of the prestigious President’s Award and were joined by Sydney’s City Hino, Coffs Harbour’s Southside Truck Centre and Sunshine Coast’s Wideland Hino.

City Hino also claimed the Hino Financial Services Dealer of the Year, presented by Toyota Financial Services.

Adtrans Hino’s Stewart Scoon was awarded the Salesperson of the Year while the Customer Experience (Regional) award was won by Turnbull Hino.

The remaining major regional awards were claimed by Wagga Trucks Hino, which took out the Sales Excellence Award (Regional) and the Service Excellence Award (Regional).

For the second consecutive year, Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane won the Parts Excellence Award for metropolitan dealers.

The 2023 Hino Dealer of the Year awards were held in a bespoke marquee on the Bennelong Lawn at the Royal Botanical Gardens on Saturday 24th February and were attended by Hino Motors, Ltd President and CEO Satoshi Ogiso.

2023 Hino Dealer of the Year Results

Metropolitan Dealer of the Year:
CMI Hino Adelaide, SA

Regional Dealer of the Year:
Southside Truck Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Hino Financial Services Dealer of the Year:
City Hino, Sydney, NSW

President’s Award:
CMI Hino Adelaide, SA
Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane, QLD
City Hino, Sydney, NSW
Southside Truck Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast, QLD
Wideland Hino Sunshine Coast, QLD

Customer Experience Award:
Metropolitan – CMI Hino Adelaide, SA
Regional – Turnbull Hino, Sale, VIC

Salesperson of the Year
Stewart Scoon – Adtrans Hino, Sydney, NSW

Sales Excellence (Metro):
GOLD – CMI Hino Adelaide, SA
SILVER – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane, NSW
BRONZE – City Hino, Sydney, NSW

Sales Excellence (Regional):
GOLD – Wagga Trucks, NSW
SILVER – Southside Truck Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW
BRONZE – Bendigo Truck Centre, VIC

Parts Excellence (Metro):
GOLD – Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane, QLD
SILVER – CMI Hino Melbourne, VIC
BRONZE – CMI Hino Adelaide, SA

Parts Excellence (Regional):
GOLD – Southside Truck Centre, Coffs Harbour, NSW
SILVER – Tait Hino, NSW
BRONZE – Wideland Hino Sunshine Coast, QLD

Service Excellence (Metro):
GOLD – CMI Hino Adelaide, SA
SILVER – CMI Hino Melbourne, VIC
BRONZE – Prestige Hino, VIC

Service Excellence (Regional):
GOLD – Wagga Trucks Hino, NSW
SILVER – Illawarra Hino, NSW
BRONZE – Turnbull Hino, Sale, VIC

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