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Isuzu expands into Esperance

Western Australian-based South East Auto & Heavy Diesel has joined the Isuzu authorised service and parts stable.

Isuzu Australia Limited made the agreement official this week when it announced the local Esperance-located business had joined the more than 70 dealership locations it has in operation across Australia.

It's also the commercial vehicle manufacturer's first authorised outlet in Esperance.

As part of the Isuzu Trucks Dealer Network, SEA Heavy Diesel supplies genuine Isuzu parts, and those purchased and fitted by the team carry a three-year warranty.

SEA Heavy Diesel owner and founder, Tim Warr, said the opportunity to team up with Isuzu was too good to pass up.

“We’re proud to be representing Isuzu Trucks here in Esperance,” he said.

“Isuzu Trucks is a very well-known brand, and for local owners and operators in and around Esperance, it’s a great opportunity to have access to authorised Isuzu servicing and parts,” said Warr.

SEA Heavy Diesel was founded in 2015 by Warr and wife Chrystal.

Since then the business has serviced and repaired all things diesel powered, along with air conditioning and electrical repairs and maintenance.

SEA Heavy Diesel employs two full-time qualified heavy diesel mechanics and a full-time junior parts interpreter.

“We’ve done some major work to ensure the workshop is updated and fully capable of the work we’ll be entrusted to undertake,” said Warr.

“Our staff are fully trained by Isuzu Australia, and we have the latest software and tools to diagnose, repair and maintain the latest in truck technology. We’re ready and raring to go and of course, we welcome all new and existing Isuzu owners."

With support from the local community the small business has grown and Warr anticipates with Isuzu on board that he will be able to employ more locals.

“The local community has been really supportive, and we’ve been able to grow as a small business.

“Our son works after school on a casual basis as a trade assistant, plus we also often have a number of work experience kids from the local high school here,” he said.

IAL National Dealer Development Manager, Nathan Ton, said the partnership showed great promise, with Isuzu customers in the area benefitting from this.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Tim, Chrystal and the team at SEA Heavy Diesel on board in 2019 as our latest ASPO,” he said.

“The arrangement fills the coverage gap in Western Australia. Those southern reaches of the state have traditionally been a bit of a grey area for most truck manufactures, so this announcement is extremely welcomed, especially for our customers," said Ton.

“SEA Heavy Diesel is already very well respected in the region, and they are known for their excellent customer-centric approach and technical know-how.

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