Hino Australia has celebrated its top performing dealers at its 2022 Dealer of the Year Awards, held over the weekend.
CMI Hino Adelaide was again crowned the Metropolitan Dealer of the Year, while Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast won the Regional Dealer of the Year title.
“After a tumultuous few years which saw last year’s event hosted virtually, it was important for our dealers to gather together and celebrate all of the achievements in 2022,” said Sam Suda, president and CEO of Hino Australia.
“It is the second consecutive Dealer of the Year title for CMI Hino Adelaide, which is an amazing achievement,” Suda continued.
“For Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast, this is their first Dealer of the Year award, which is a feat the whole team should be congratulated for.”
Against the backdrop of the Intercontinental Brisbane’s Lagoon Beach the 2022 Hino Dealer of the Year awards were held on Saturday February 24, in a ceremony hosted by Hino ambassador Neil Crompton and attended by 260 guests.
On display at the awards was a replica of the Hino-sponsored #20 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, which will be raced by Team 18’s Scott Pye at the Thrifty Newcastle 500 on March 10-12, 2023, as part of Hino Australia’s long-standing partnership with Supercars Team 18.
General manager of CMI Hino Adelaide, Nathan Chatfield, paid tribute to his team when accepting the award for the fourth time. “We are a very proud, long term Hino dealer – Hino is in our blood and our DNA,” he said.
“The CMI Hino Adelaide team is such a wonderful group of people who work incredibly hard at everything they do, and this award is a very fitting tribute to their efforts.”
CMI Hino Adelaide also won the Service Excellence Award.
While Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast also picked up more than one gong, taking out the Sales Excellence (Regional) title for the second year and the Service Excellence (Regional) title.
“This award has been 12 years in the making and wasn’t something we dared to dream about, but it is nice to receive,” said Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast dealer principal Craig Andersson.
“I am incredibly proud to receive the award on behalf of the hard-working team at Sci Fleet Gold Coast.”
For the second consecutive year, CMI Hino Adelaide, Jacob Hino (Albury-Wodonga), Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane, Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast and CMI Hino Melbourne were recipients of the prestigious President’s Award and were joined by Barry Maney Hino (Mt Gambier), which received it for the first time.
“The 2022 recipients demonstrated excellence in all aspects of Parts, Sales and Service and I congratulate each dealership team for their efforts during 2022,” said Suda.
The Hino Financial Services Dealer of the Year was claimed by Prestige Hino.
Sydney’s Adtrans Hino won the Customer Experience – Service (Metro) award for the fourth year and added to its trophy cabinet with the Customer Experience – Sales (Metro) title.
Pacific Hino (Cairns) was awarded the Customer Experience – Service (Regional) title.
Barry Maney Hino was recognised for its 35-year association with the Hino brand, and also won the Customer Experience – Sales (Regional) title.
Sci-Fleet Hino Brisbane’s sales manager Will Gaulton, was awarded the Salesperson of the Year for the second consecutive year, while the dealership took out the Parts Excellence (Metro) award.
In addition to the President’s Award, Jacob Hino (Albury-Wodonga) also claimed the Parts Excellence (Regional) award for the second year in a row.
“My sincere thanks to all of the dealers in the Hino network for their efforts to deliver an exceptional experience to all Hino customers during 2022,” said Suda.
“Tonight was all about showing our gratitude to the network, and the night was as prestigious as they come. Congratulations to those whose excellence has been recognised.”