Isuzu sells 200,000th truck in Australia


Isuzu has continued its strong local sales record with new milestone

Isuzu sells 200,000th truck in Australia
Isuzu Australia Limited's national sales manager Les Spaltman with Hanson's regional logistics manager Cole Andrews and the Isuzu FYJ 2000.

 

Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) has handed over the keys to its 200,000th truck in Melbourne this week to construction material hauler Hanson.

Joining many of its kind in the Hanson fleet, the milestone truck is a FYJ 2000 Agitator, which IAL says is a reflection of the brands success and an ongoing partnership between the two companies.

"Everyone at Hanson has been great to deal with over the journey and its fitting that we’re handing over one of our brand new FYJ 2000 Agitators as IAL’s 200,000th truck sold,"  IAL national sales manager Les Spaltman says.

The FY Series, which launched back in 2012 after close collaboration between local and Japanese Isuzu representatives, has become Hanson’s truck of choice of late, making for a fitting milestone.

"It’s a massive accomplishment and it’s a real reflection of Isuzu’s standing and prominence within the Australian truck market," Hanson logistics general manager Scott Tipping says.

"For us, serving our own customers is extremely important and to achieve that, we need to have a reliable fleet – Isuzu’s trucks have certainly ticked that box for us.

"The primary mode of transport across Hanson’s concrete operations is the twin-steer agitator trucks and for the last couple of years Isuzu has been the sole supplier of those vehicles to Hanson.

"We simply can’t have trucks off the road, and we have a demanding customer base buying a perishable product, so reliability is absolutely critical to us.

"If you look at the specific features of the FYJ, the reliability is a standout compared with previous trucks we’ve had in that application. They are extremely reliable trucks."

Aiming to disrupt the state of the heavy-duty truck market, Spaltman says the arrival of the FY Series has seen extremely positive results four years on.

"Since we released the comprehensive FY Series range in 2012, we’ve had some of our most encouraging sales results to date at the heavy end," Spaltman says.

"Whilst we enjoy very strong market share in the light and medium-duty segments, European and American brands have traditionally had a strangle-hold on the heavy market.

"With the FYJ 2000 Agitator in particular, we identified a gap in the market and have managed to disrupt things somewhat, which is great to see."

Isuzu has led the Australian’s truck sales for the past 27 years, an achievement that Spaltman says will continue.

"I’m extremely proud to be a part of today’s event, and we look forward to being an honest and innovative part of the Australian road transport landscape for another 200,000 Isuzu trucks," he says.

 

 

 

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