Hino appoints new dealer in Lismore

Hino Australia has expanded its dealership network with the appointment of Southside Truck Centre in Lismore as a sales branch.

“Following its success over the last six years as a parts and service Hino franchise, Southside Truck Centre was a logical addition to the 41 Hino sales dealerships across the country,” said Hino Australia Vice President of Brand and Franchise Development, Bill Gillespie.

“We are continually monitoring the Australian truck market to understand the needs of our customers,” he said.

“Southside Truck Centre has been part of the Australian trucking landscape for over 50 years, so they were the perfect choice to support and service our customers in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.”

Southside Truck Centre Dealer Principal, Steve Robinson, said he had been buoyed by strong and early interest in the Hino brand.

“Like many businesses, the pandemic forced us to re-evaluate our business, and it was a logical conclusion to expand our range of products to include Hino, providing our customers with more medium and light-duty options, and a complete range of trucks for all applications,” he said.

“With the launch last year of the new 300 Series, including an expansion of the Built to Go products, it is a particularly exciting time to be involved with Hino Australia.”

Robinson credits the family-owned and operated company’s longevity to its ‘customer first’ ethos. Hino Australia has over 65 dealerships and service centres throughout the country.

(Image: Southside Truck Centre Vehicle Sales Representative, David Hill; Dealer Principal, Steve Robinson and Vehicle Sales Representative, Jason Balzer).