Hino has announced the winner of its Dealer of the Year Awards n paying tribute to its dealer network at its Awards.

The. major gong for Metropolitan Dealer of the Year went to CMI Hino Adelaide 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,” continued Suda.

“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,” he concluded.

Nathan Chatfield, general manager of CMI Hino Adelaide 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.

“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.

The accolades didn’t stop there for Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast, which also won the Sales Excellence (Regional) title for the second year and the Service Excellence (Regional) title.

Sci-Fleet Hino Gold Coast Dealer Principal Craig Andersson said the award had been 12 years in the making and wasn’t something they dared to dream about, but added that it was nice to receive.

“I am incredibly proud to receive award on behalf of the hard-working team at Sci Fleet Gold Coast,” said Andersson.

Hino said that 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 its 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 Sam 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 Sam 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,” he concluded.