ADELAIDE TAKES FUSO METRO AWARD
DURING FUSO’S Dealer of The Year awards at a ceremony in Melbourne recently, Daimler Truck and Bus managing director Daniel Whitehead says Fuso sales in 2016 enjoyed a year of growth, adding that it was “our biggest year since the GFC”.
“Our strong customer-focused dealership network is at the core of this success,” Whithead says.
Whitehead and Fuso Truck and Bus director Justin Whitford presented the award for the Metropolitan Dealer of the Year to Daimler Trucks Adelaide dealer principal, David Reid. Whitford says Fuso Truck and Bus Australia undertook a significant transformation in 2016 and that Daimler Trucks Adelaide embraced these changes, building upon its business in both sales and customer service functions.
“Outstanding sales growth was a key component of the award, in addition to brand marketing activations and customer service delivery,” Whitford says.
Whitehead and Whitford also presented the award for Rural Dealer of the Year to Cameron O’Hara, dealer principal of Daimler Trucks Sunshine Coast.
“Daimler Trucks Sunshine Coast has done an outstanding job of selling Fuso trucks, and just as importantly, it has also done a great job of looking after members of the Fuso family,” he says.
The 2016 Sales Person of the Year award was presented to Leon Benivento from Daimler Trucks Huntingwood, Sydney.
“Leon is a real star and a great representative of our brand,” Whitford says.
The 2016 Rookie of the Year award was won by Muzammil Syed, from Hallam Truck Centre in Dandenong, who was praised for his enthusiasm for Fuso product.
Lee Baker of Daimler Trucks, Gold Coast, received the award for Parts Manager of the Year, due to his product knowledge and planning.
The Service Manager of the Year went to David Centofanti of Daimler Trucks Adelaide, who was congratulated for his commitment to keeping the customer on the road.
Daimler Trucks Adelaide dealer principal David Reid (centre) receives his award from Daniel Whitehead (left) and Justin Whitford Cameron O’Hara (centre), dealer principal of Sunshine Coast Daimler Trucks accepts the Fuso Rural Dealer of the Year Award