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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

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