10 August 2020 ·

CMI Hino Adelaide Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

This year sees CMI Hino Adelaide celebrate 50 years as a Hino dealer and we couldn’t be more excited to reach such a special milestone!

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CMI Hino Adelaide opened soon after Hino’s arrival in Australia, making us the longest-serving Hino dealership in Australia!

During this time, our team has changed and grown, our Regency Park site has gone through a few changes and facelifts, and we have opened a second sales and servicing site at Lonsdale. No matter what changes are made, one thing remains the same, the commitment to our customers and their needs.

If you’re not already aware, CMI Hino Adelaide is owned by the CMV Group, a South Australian family owned business for more than 85 years.

Paul Crawford, CMV Group Managing Director, is extremely proud of our partnership with Hino Australia and the relationships we have built with our customers over this time.

“We are incredibly excited to be celebrating our 50 year relationship with Hino Motor Sales Australia, it's been an incredible ride,” says Paul.

“One might imagine that the relationship could be fading a little after so many years, but nothing could be further from the truth.

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“We love the product, it’s reliable and durable, and we love the Hino family.

“Like all Hino dealers across Australia, 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!”

Nathan Chatfield, CMI Hino Adelaide General Manager, is also incredibly excited to celebrate this amazing milestone with the CMI Hino Adelaide team and our customers alike.

"50 years in any partnership is an incredible achievement and we're honoured to have worked with some of South Australia’s, and in fact Australia’s, leading businesses over that time,” says Nathan.

“Helping to advance business and innovation in South Australia is a real privilege, and it's great to be part of the CMV Group, a family owned company with such rich history and clear values. It's also really rewarding to work with our amazing team who are so passionate and always put our customers first,”

"I’d like to acknowledge the work of previous CMI Hino Adelaide managers, Jim Reid and Chris Morrison, in helping to shape our identity,” Nathan concludes.

Our 50th Anniversary was recognised at the Hino National Dealer of the Year Awards, where we were presented with a commemorative plaque. To top off what was already an amazing night for the team, we were also awarded Gold for Service Excellence for metropolitan dealerships!

This award reflects our ongoing commitment to our customers and our dedication to ensuring we provide the best customer experience, now and well into the future. Congratulations again to our dedicated team!

Whilst 2020 has proven to be a challenging year for South Australian’s, Australians and the world, the CMI Hino Adelaide team remain committed to our customers across the country and look forward to assisting them well into the future.

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