For a second consecutive year and against a field of more than 25 dealers across Australasia, New Zealand’s Southpac Trucks has been awarded Kenworth Dealer of the Year.
The prestigious Kenworth Dealer of the Year accolade is hotly contested and is awarded to the dealership with the highest ranking across five main areas: truck sales, overall dealer performance, parts sales and customer support. The award was presented at PACCAR’s annual dealer event, held fittingly this year in Queenstown.
Managing Director of PACCAR Australia, Andrew Hadjikakou presented the 2018 Kenworth Dealer of the year award to Maarten Durent, CEO of Southpac Trucks. “Focussing on the most important factor in the business – the customer – Southpac Trucks has again shown the highest standards of service, professionalism and excellence,” said Andrew.
Southpac Trucks CEO, Maarten Durent, dedicated the award to his team for their hard work, dedication and passion, which Maarten commented shows through in all they do. “Our team is over the moon. We’ve got an outstanding sales, service and parts teams, and we continue to invest in facilities, equipment and training to provide exceptional customer service,” said Maarten.
Graeme Gibbons, CEO and Director, of The Colonial Motor Company, added:
“We have a really good relationship with the Kenworth; a really positive, collaborative approach, and a culture of doing the right thing for the customer, whatever it takes. It’s what our business is built on. Maarten and his team have an absolute dedication to doing the right thing for the customer and it’s supported by the factory.”
Photo caption: Andrew Hadjikakou, Managing Director PACCAR Australia, Maarten Durent, CEO Southpac Trucks, Graeme Gibbons, CEO and Director of The Colonial Motor Company, Brad May, Director Sales and Marketing PACCAR Australia.