Hino strengthens Central Queensland presence

Gillespie hails Milne Bros' long-term experience and expertise

Hino strengthens Central Queensland presence
Hino further strengthens standing in Central Queensland


The appointment of respected Milne Bros as the dealer for the central Queensland region, is expected to deliver big for Hino.

"We are delighted to welcome the well-regarded Milne Bros company to the Hino family following the retirement of Richard Deguara, dealer principal of Carlisle Hino, the former dealership in the region," Hino Australia general manager of brand and franchise development Bill Gillespie says.
"Milne Bros will combine its experience and reputation as the longest-established agricultural machinery dealership and tractor sales business in the region with the truck industry expertise of former Carlisle Hino employees.
"The change is already delivering results – the first three months of business, they have experienced significant sales success, and we are pleased to see them off to an excellent start." 

Milne Bros Hino dealer principal Sterling Milne, grandson of company co-founder Stan, reitereates the company's strong standing within the region. 

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"Our company has a long and proud history in Central Queensland, dating back to my grandfather and his twin brother establishing Milne Bros over 50 years ago," Milne says. 

"Hino holds a strong position in the market place and has a reputation for manufacturing trucks of excellent quality – in addition, Hino offers excellent support to its dealers.
"The future looks really positive for the Hino brand and it is a great fit for Milne Bros going forward," he continued.
"Our dealership is situated on the Bruce Highway as you enter Mackay from the south which gives us great exposure.
"The purpose-built truck dealership features a large double door drive-through workshop with two new hoists, a new reception area plus a large area for customer parking and truck storage.
"This is a very exciting expansion for our business and we are very confident of further growing the Hino brand in Central Queensland."
Milne is joined by his father Ron in the business along with Dale Walters as business partners in Milne Bros Hino.

The Mackay change is one of many exciting developments within the Hino dealership network over the past 18 months, Gillespie says.  
"Hino’s extensive sales and servicing network has continued to grow with upgraded or new facilities around the country including Taree, Wodonga and Wagga (New South Wales); Lonsdale (South Australia); Kalgoorlie, Newman, Onslow and Port Headland (Western Australia); and Alice Springs (Northern Territory)," Gillespie concludes.
Hino Australia has over 60 dealerships and services centres throughout the country.
More information is available at www.hino.com.au


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