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Wideland Hino bolsters presence in strategic locations

Hino Australia has announced a strengthened presence in the eastern states with an all-new dealership on the Sunshine Coast and refreshed facilities in Tamworth and Toowoomba.

According to Hino Australia General Manager of Sales and Supply Chain, Brian Wright, the expansion aligns with Hino Australia’s ongoing commitment to support and encourage strategic improvements in its dealer network to provide greater accessibility for its customers.

“A successful Hino dealer for over a decade, Wideland Hino has significantly increased its investment in its customers,” said Wright.

“Thanks to these new developments it is now one of Hino Australia’s most prominent dealer groups.”

Wideland Group General Manager, Chris Swain, said Hino is an integral part of the company which now manages Hino dealerships in Tamworth, Sunshine Coast, Muswellbrook, Maryborough, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.

“The significant investment we have made over the last two years has been focused on providing even better facilities and service to our Hino customers,” said Swain.

One of Hino Australia’s newest dealerships, Wideland’s purpose-built Sunshine Coast facility reportedly features 25 per cent more workshop and parts storage space.

In addition, the display and vehicle storage area is said to be 50 per cent larger, providing better access for customers and more heavy-duty vehicle parking.

“From a service perspective, we can now offer express servicing and will soon provide in-house weighing and brake test services,” said Swain.

Meanwhile, in Tamworth, Wideland’s move to a larger, more prominent facility in August has paid dividends with sales reportedly increasing by ten per cent year-on-year.

The new dealership is also said to have 25 per cent more service capacity and ample parts storage.

In May 2021, Wideland Hino was also appointed as the authorised Hino dealer in Toowoomba.

“For Wideland Hino, this was a logical move as our head office is located in Toowoomba, and the Hino dealership there was the final piece of the puzzle,” said Swain.

“Our extensive Hino dealership network allows us to best support customers in the region, and the order intake has surpassed our expectations,” he said.

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