IVECO HONOURS TOP DEALERSHIPS
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 again 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 two years ago.
Iveco says it 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.
Senior CNH Industrial and Iveco management figures, including CNH Industrial executive managing director – Australia and New Zealand, Ray Osgood, presented the awards to Adelaide Iveco sales manager Tony De Leo and Bendigo Truck Centre dealer principal Euan McGowan.
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, McGowan says the dealership was honoured to have received the Dealer of the Year Award and humbled at adding the ‘Special Recognition’ Award to the 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,” he says.
De Leo adds he was excited that Adelaide Iveco had gone “back to back” with the Metropolitan Dealer of the Year Award.
Special visitors included 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.
Bendigo Truck Centre dealer principal Euan McGowan (centre) receives the Iveco Regional Dealer of the Year award