LEADING machinery company Case IH has named dealers Kenway & Clark and St George Machinery Centre as the winners of its major 2021 Dealer of the Year Awards.
With seven branches, Kenway & Clark has claimed the award for Case IH Dealer of the Year in the three or more branches category.
It also took the honours for Dealer of the Year – Service. Kenway & Clark branches are located at Goondiwindi in Queensland, and Moree, Wee Waa, Inverell, Tamworth and Gunnedah in north-west New South Wales.
St George Machinery Centre (SGMC) in St George, Queensland, was awarded Case IH Dealer of the Year (one or two branches) for the first time, and was also named Dealer of the Year – Wholegoods.
SGMC has been a Case IH dealer for more than 35 years.
The Dealer of the Year results are based on a range of criteria, including: finance and business management; performance in sales and marketing, and parts and servicing; Advanced Farming Systems (AFS) Certification, and total market share.
Case IH General Manager for Australia/New Zealand Pete McCann praised the level of excellence achieved by both companies, and paid tribute to their expertise and commitment to their customers.
“Kenway & Clark and SGMC are worthy winners of these titles this year, and their achievements can’t be overstated,” Mr McCann said.
“They have both assembled outstanding teams who are committed to consistently and rigorously maintaining the standards required to secure our two top Dealer of the Year awards.”
“Both dealerships have taken on significant growth opportunities in the past few years and are to be commended on the way these changes have been incorporated and for the subsequent benefits to their customers.”
Kenway & Clark dealer principal Peter Burey said the team was surprised and delighted with the wins.
“It’s something we’re very proud of, and is certainly a great reward for the hard work of our team, particularly in the last 18 months when there’s been some big changes in the business,” Mr Burey said.
“It is a team achievement and we want to make particular mention of our divisional managers who lead so well and put in so much effort.”
SGMC dealer principal Craig Brimblecombe said the wins came as a “total shock” and he credited his team with the dealership’s outstanding results.
“It was a real surprise and I’m so proud of the team,” Mr Brimblecombe said.
There’s been a lot going on in the past 18 months with the new STAG venture that’s meant I’ve had to be elsewhere a lot of the time, but the SGMC team has really put in when it’s counted.”
The STAG Machinery Group represents a partnership between Mr Brimblecombe and Case IH dealer principal Noel Baines of Ag Requirements, Gatton.
It was announced in 2020, and has assumed responsibility for the Case IH dealerships in Toowoomba and Dalby.
“They’ve worked so well as a team, and these awards are a credit to their commitment and hard work.”
Other winners for 2021 include:
Dealer of the Year – Parts: Three Rivers Machinery, Warren, NSW;
Dealer of the Year – CNH Industrial Capital (1-2 branches): Ag North, Ayr, Qld;
Dealer of the Year – CNH Industrial Capital (3+ branches): Intersales, which has four branches in southern NSW.
Source: Case IH