In the middle of the Gongs Season Hino has praised its dealer network and handed out accolades accolades at its Dealer of the Year awards, Sydney’s last weekend.

Melbourne’s Prestige Hino took the top gong as Metropolitan Dealer of the Year for the fourth year in a row while Newcastle Hino took the Regional Dealer of the Year title for the fifth time.

Dealer Principal of Prestige Hino Angelo Valerio complimented his team on their exceptional performance in 2018:

Newcastle Hino Dealer Principal Kevin Purcell was delighted with the award:

“Our team is focused on being the best that we can possibly be, and to have our efforts recognised and applauded is awesome.

“I am immensely proud of everybody at Newcastle Hino and it is a continuing pleasure and privilege to lead such a committed group of people.”

Prestige Hino Danny Timewell was named salesperson of the Year while Pacific Hino in Cairns clinched the  Regional Customer Experience – Service award while Sydney’s Adtrans Hino won the metropolitan title.

In a nod to longevity of service, West Orange Motors was recognised for its 40 year partnership with Hino.

Hino Motor Sales Australia Chairman and CEO Steve Lotter credited the brand’s excellent results to the strong dealership network and the efforts of the Hino Motor Sales Australia team.

“With an increase in sales of 17 \per cent  in 2018 compared with 2017, Hino outperformed the market, taking our market share to 15.8 per cent – likewise we achieved record results in both the service and parts divisions of the business,” said Mr Lotter.

“Our ongoing focus on the customer has translated to a continued high customer experience score which provides us with the strong foundation we require for further growth.”