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DAF names Dealer of the Year

PACCAR has announced a Brown and Hurley dealership as the 2019 DAF Dealer of the Year.

Brown and Hurley in Coffs Harbour was honoured at PACCAR's annual dealer event on the Gold Coast.

Dealer Principal Graham Sebbens, accepted the award representing a business recognised for excellence in truck sales, parts sales, service, finance and overall customer support.

The dealership was also named the 2019 Customer Excellence Champion for the third consecutive time.

Employing more than 400 staff across nine branches throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales, Brown and Hurley Group is a wholly family owned Australian company that has been operating in the Australian transport industry for more than 70 years.

“Key factors in the success of the dealership are its ability to be a consistently high performer over a long period and sustain a culture that focuses on delivering excellent DAF sales administration, parts and service along with exceptional DAF customer advocacy," said Brad May, Director Sales and Marketing PACCAR Australia.

“Brown and Hurley Kenworth DAF Coffs Harbour is an excellent example of a DAF dealer. Constantly exceeding their customers’ expectations, they strive to deliver the highest level of support across all areas of their business," he said.

"They are a first class dealership and one that continuously invests in staff, equipment and facilities.”

Graham Sebbens, on behalf of the dealership, said the award was a group effort and the team had worked hard throughout the year to achieve the DAF Dealer of the Year title.

“What a year! What an amazing team with DAF products being the foremost in our minds for everybody at the dealership," he said.

"It’s a huge part of the future for our business, as it continues to grow year-on-year. DAF trucks are a great product and the prospect for us increasing sales and our customer base is exciting,” said Sebbens.

“Our customers are such great supporters of the brand and we appreciate their ongoing support and business."

Coffs Harbour is also the home of national freight carrier, Lindsay Transport.

It currently runs the largest fleet of DAF commercial vehicles in the country.

(Image: Brad May, Director Sales and Marketing, PACCAR Australia; Michael de Boer, Area Manager, DAF Trucks NV; Graham Sebbens, Dealer Principal, Brown and Hurley Kenworth DAF Coffs Harbour; Andrew Hadjikakou, Managing Director, PACCAR Australia).

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