CMI Hino Adelaide marks 50-year milestone


Half a century in business for venerable Hino dealership

CMI Hino Adelaide marks 50-year milestone
L-R: CMI Hino dealer principal Paul Crawford and general manager Nathan Chatfield

 

CMI Hino Adelaide, Australia’s longest-serving Hino dealership, has turned 50.

The South Australian dealer is part of the larger CMV group, a conglomerate of automotive dealerships and horticulture businesses across South Australia and Victoria established in 1934 by Sidney Crawford.
 
CMV Group managing director Paul Crawford, also the dealer principal of CMI Hino Adelaide, is one of three Crawford brothers currently involved in the business.
 
"We are incredibly excited to be celebrating our 50 year relationship with Hino Motor Sales Australia, it's been an incredible ride," Crawford says.
 
"One might imagine that the relationship could be fading a little after so many years, but nothing could be further from the truth.
 
"Last year, we purchased another Hino truck dealership at Mount Gambier in South Australia, adding to our CMI Hino Adelaide and CMI Hino Melbourne dealerships.
 
"We love the product, it’s reliable and durable, and we love the Hino family.
 
"Like all Hino dealers we are just incredibly proud of the role Hino trucks and buses have played in the development of our country, performing vital work both in the city and country alike.
 
"Obviously, we are also very proud of the role that we play in supporting those customers who have chosen Hino.
 
"We are sincerely looking forward to the next 50 years."


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Hino Australia chair and CEO Steve Lotter congratulated CMI Hino Adelaide at its Dealer of the Year Awards ceremony earlier in the year.

There it won the Service Excellence award for metropolitan dealerships
 
"Paul Crawford and his team continue the tradition of excellent service that the dealership has become famous for and we are proud for them to continue to be ambassadors for our brand in Adelaide," Lotter says.
 
"We look forward to the continued success of the dealership long into the future."

 

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