• 28-MAR-2017

Best performing Dealerships announced at Iveco awards


Iveco Australia has awarded its highest achieving dealers at a recent Gala Dinner in Melbourne, held in conjunction with the company’s National Dealer Conference.

Divided into regional and metropolitan award categories, to allow dealerships to more fairly compete against similar-sized outlets, the latest recipients were not strangers to the awards.

Taking out the Metropolitan Dealer of the Year, was last year’s winner, Adelaide Iveco, while Bendigo Truck Centre was awarded Regional Dealer of the Year – Bendigo Truck Centre last won the major award only two years ago.

Across the extremely competitive field, Iveco allocated points based on a dealership’s performance across sales, service and parts departments, dealership staff participation in training initiatives and feedback from customer care programs.

The awards were presented to Adelaide Iveco Sales Manager, Tony De Leo and Bendigo Truck Centre Dealer Principal, Euan McGowan by senior CNH Industrial and Iveco management figures, including CNH Industrial Executive Managing Director – Australia and New Zealand, Ray Osgood, who was complimentary of both dealer groups on their strong ongoing performance and commitment to the Iveco brand and its customers.

In an additional boon for Bendigo Truck Centre, the Dealership was also bestowed a ‘Special Recognition Award’ to commemorate 20 years as an Iveco Dealership.

Accepting the regional award and special recognition award on behalf of Bendigo Truck Centre, Dealer Principal, Euan McGowan said the Dealership was honoured to have received the Dealer of the Year Award and humbled at adding the ‘Special Recognition’ Award to the trophy cabinet.

“To have received our second Dealer of the Year Award in three years is extremely satisfying, especially as we’re celebrating 30 years as a commercial vehicle dealership including 20 years with Iveco,” Mr McGowan said.

“It’s recognition for the high levels of service and support Bendigo Truck Centre is providing its customers and shows that the dealership is providing these high service levels consistently.

“To have received the ‘Special Recognition Award’ is also important because it commemorates a long and successful partnership between Iveco and Bendigo Truck Centre.”

Mr De Leo said he was excited that Adelaide Iveco had gone ‘back to back’ with the prestigious Metropolitan Dealer of the Year Award.

“Given the strong competition and the quality list of nominees, we’re ecstatic at being judged Iveco’s best performing metropolitan dealership for the second year running,” Mr De Leo said.

"The judging criteria takes into account performance across all dealership departments so winning this award two years running has definitely been a team effort.

“We thank our loyal customers and now have our eyes firmly set on making it three in a row next year.”

Special visitors at the Dealer Conference and Gala Dinner was Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Red Bull Holden Racing Team Drivers Jamie Whincup and Shane Van Gisbergen and TeamVortex’s Craig Lowndes. The teams’ two Iveco Stralis AS-L car transporters and Shane’s race going supercar were also on display.

28 March, 2017