Farming, local council and energy sectors with a specific focus on medium-duty trucks such as the 500 Series Standard Cab have promoted growth for a Hino dealership.
According to Dealer Principal Dean Mavin, a 2020 Christmas Eve decision has paid dividends for Mavin Hino.
Last year, on 24 December, Mavin decided to purchase a new site for the expanding dealership in Taree and the move has paid off.
“After three years providing parts and service to Hino customers in Taree, it was a natural progression to begin selling trucks to these customers,” said Mavin.
“In the last year, we have seen a continual stream of sales, particularly from industries such as farming, local council and energy,” he said, noting the Federal Government’s Instant Asset Write-Off scheme as a contributing factor.
The new location allows Mavin Hino, which already has an established branch in Kempsey. to better service its customers’ sales, parts and service requirements.
Larger service bays have assisted in this regard while 600 m2 floor space incorporating some 400 m2 in area dedicated to sales display is helping to showcase the Hino product range.
According to Mavin, this has resulted in a continual increase in parts and service sales allowing for the recruitment of additional service technicians and apprentices over the past 18 months.
“It’s a testament to the dedicated and professional Mavin Hino team that we have been able to achieve these results and continue to provide excellent service our customers expect – the last two years have been a rollercoaster to say the least with bushfires (2020), floods (2021) and, of course, the pandemic and lockdowns,” he said.
Hino Australia General Manager of Sales and Supply Chain, Brian Wright congratulated the team on the results and said the decision to add the Taree branch to Hino Australia’s existing 42 sales centres was a strategic one.
“We are constantly analysing the Australian truck market to understand the needs of our customers – the Mid North Coast of NSW was identified as an area of opportunity, and expanding our existing partnership with Mavin Hino was a logical decision,” said Wright.
“Collectively, Dean Mavin and his team bring decades of experience selling Hino trucks at their Kempsey branch, and we are confident they are well-placed to service the needs of Hino customers along the Mid North Coast.”
The Hino Australia dealership network now contains 65 dealerships and service centres nationwide.