Amidst all the woes that has beset the brand in recent weeks , Hino has announced it has extended its Australian dealer network, opening a new dealership at Sale in Victoria’s Gippsland region.
Hino Australia’s vice president of brand and franchise development, Richard Emery said the company warmly welcomes Gippsland automotive stalwart David Turnbull and his family-led team to Hino.
“In addition to running a successful Toyota dealership for over 30 years in Yarram and Sale, David hails from a family with a rich automotive heritage spanning four generations over 70 years in the Gippsland region,” Emery said.
“Gippsland is a region best known for its primary production such as mining, power generation and farming, which are industries that our Hino range of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks are particularly suited to,” he continued.
Dealer principal David Turnbull said he is enthusiastic about joining the Hino network.
“Having owned and operated Hino trucks and buses for over 60 years as part of our Turnbull Hire business and rural school bus operations, we identified an exciting opportunity to further expand the Turnbull Group to open Turnbull Hino, a full-service truck dealership in Sale, ” said David Turnbull.
“We have always been impressed with the quality, durability and reliability of Hino products, and are very excited to now offer these products to the broader Gippsland community.
“The Turnbull Group is focused on supporting our local community – our goal is to provide better support to our local transport industries and trades that would have previously travelled hours to Melbourne for sales, servicing and repairs,” he continued.
The dealership is in a new purpose-built facility located in a prominent and easily accessible location on the Princes Highway in Sale, .
“Planning began for the new building three years ago, and throughout the build we focused on using as many local tradespeople as possible.”
Hino says the Turnbull Hino dealership features an impressive, indoor showroom with a comfortable guest lounge, large parts storage facility, seven service bays and a wash bay, and for added convenience for customers, the dealership offers undercover driveway drop-off for servicing.
The company says an official opening was held recently and attended by key officials including Richard Emery, in addition to loyal Turnbull Group customers who experienced the Hino National Roadshow.
The Hino convoy is currently travelling more than 130,000 kilometres around the country this year, bringing its full range of next-generation trucks valued at over $3 million to a diverse selection of cities and towns.
The Roadshow is the biggest-ever joint undertaking between Hino Australia and its dealers.
“The concept of the Hino Roadshow is fantastic and was a perfect way to celebrate our official opening,” said Mr Turnbull.
“We showcased vehicles from across the 300, 500 and 700 Series range, while also celebrating 80 years of Hino globally,” said Mr Turnbull.
“The entire model line-up has received significant enhancements over the past five years, and it is a terrific opportunity for our new customers to see a selection of award-winning light, medium and heavy-duty trucks,” he concluded.
Hino dealership network of sales and service centres now numbers more than 65 locations nationwide.
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