Winner of Isuzu’s truck giveaway paying it forward

A WA mining and resource equipment services provider, which is the lucky winner of Isuzu’s Ready-to-Work NPR 45-155 Tradepack giveaway, reveals its plans to sell the truck and donate the proceeds to charity.

AES Equipment Solutions is the competition winner. Manager Alex Cooper says funds from the truck’s sale will be used across a variety of charitable ventures.

“AES sponsors the ‘Count Me In’ Round for the WAFL (Western Australian Football League) and WAFLW (Western Australian Football League Women’s), supporting and providing opportunities for people with disabilities and their families,” explained Cooper.

“Another organisation we hold close to our hearts is the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation – we participate in the Christmas in July program every year. And as part of the NRW Holdings Group (AES Equipment Solutions’ parent company), we participate in programs such as the annual Winter Appeal for the Perth Homeless Support Group.

“With the proceeds from selling the truck, we can support the good work and build awareness of the charities we’re involved in.”

The truck giveaway was run as part of Isuzu Australia Limited’s (IAL) 50-year celebration to mark the milestone of the brand’s 50th year of trading trucks in Australia.

“AES entered the competition for the opportunity to support the Isuzu product and share the Isuzu brand with our clients,” added Cooper.

“We build our equipment on medium and heavy-duty truck cab chassis. When we found out that we were the winner of the NPR 45-155 Tradepack, we thought about how to get the most out of the truck. We decided to do that by sharing the prize we won to charitable institutions.”

AES manufactures a wide range of custom vehicles, including vacuum trucks, fitter and boilermaker trucks, and crane trucks.

“From vehicle hire to support services, we offer a comprehensive end-to-end solution for our customers,” said Cooper.

“Over the last five years, we’ve diversified after customers have asked for a wider range of equipment. We’ll continue to develop our product and invest heavily in our research and development to ensure we always meet and surpass the industry demands today and tomorrow,” he said.

IAL head of marketing and customer experience John Walker added, “Taking the win of the truck and then selling it to donate the funds to charitable donations, especially after the difficult and tumultuous past few years had by all, is a commendable choice.

“It is always inspiring to see charitable work and outreach programmes be incorporated into a company’s ethos and that is exactly what AES Equipment Solutions has done here.

“The goodwill work they are involved in speaks for itself and Isuzu applauds the approach,” Walker added.

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