Tom Griffiths, General Manager of Melbourne Truck Centre (left) receiving the 2014 Dealer of the Year award from Stavros Yallouridis, IVECO Brand Leader at IVECO Trucks Australia.
More than 70 staff representing 28 Dealers from across Australia gathered in Melbourne recently for the 2014 IVECO Dealer Conference. Hosted by Stavros Yallouridis, IVECO Brand Leader at IVECO Trucks Australia, the event included presentations and a gala dinner where the 2014 Dealer of the Year award was announced.
At the dinner, held high above the Melbourne skyline at the prestigious Eureka 89 restaurant, the guests were entertained by MC Vince Sorrenti who also took part in the official proceedings.
Four awards were presented to Dealerships in recognition of their achievements, support for their customers and commitment to IVECO during the past year. Melbourne Truck Centre (MTC), based in Hampton Park, Victoria, took home the major prize which was awarded for the overall performance in all aspects of its business including vehicle sales, spare parts and customer service. MTC also achieved a customer satisfaction rating well above set targets indicating an outstanding commitment to its customers and support of the IVECO brand.
Yallouridis introduced presentations by senior managers from sales, service and parts divisions of IVECO Trucks Australia. The sessions throughout the conference highlighted the successes and milestones of 2013 and the strategy for 2014, including a presentation by Matt King, Head of CNH Industrial ANZ outlining the vital place IVECO has in the overall global corporate structure.
IVECO Australia’s manufacturing base in Dandenong, Victoria was commissioned in 1952 and has produced more than 225,000 truck and bus chassis. The Dandenong plant represents a major investment in the local truck and bus industry and employs more than 600 people Australia wide. IVECO creates employment in Australia for thousands of people in related industries, from retailing operations to component suppliers.