Taking out the prestigious award for the first time, Brown and Hurley Kenworth DAF Caboolture has been named Kenworth Dealer of the Year for 2022.
Since becoming the first dealer group to distribute Kenworth trucks in Australia in 1964, Brown and Hurley have expanded operations over the years with dealerships located throughout Queensland and New South Wales’ Northern Rivers. Caboolture is their latest full-service dealership, opening its doors in 2015.
Strategically located to service trucking routes north of Brisbane and the largest of the Brown and Hurley Group dealers, Caboolture provides another link in the chain for Brown and Hurley’s world-class dealerships.
The award was presented at PACCAR’s annual dealer event with Brown and Hurley Kenworth DAF Caboolture being announced victors amongst PACCAR’s 93 locations across Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. During the proceedings, the Caboolture dealership was also named Cummins Dealer of the Year for 2022.
Highly sought-after, the Kenworth Dealer of the Year accolade is awarded to the dealership with the highest ranking across five main areas: customer service, truck sales, finance and leasing, parts support, and overall dealership performance.
At the awards ceremony, PACCAR Australia’s Managing Director, Andrew Hadjikakou, applauded the Caboolture dealership for their outstanding performance and unwavering commitment to customers.
“In an extremely competitive and challenging environment, customers continue to expect more from dealers. Brown and Hurley Kenworth DAF Caboolture have not only excelled in meeting these expectations but have also gone above and beyond in providing the highest standards of customer service and professionalism.
“Caboolture’s continued investment in its people and facilities is exemplary, offering customers the latest products and services and industry know how, all the hallmarks of a leading PACCAR Dealer and setting an excellent example for the industry.
“Highly deserving of this award, on behalf of PACCAR Australia, I would like to congratulate everyone at the dealership for their hard work and dedication, and I know they will enjoy continued success, upholding their exemplary standards for years to come,” Andrew said.
Humbled to be accepting the award, newly appointed Caboolture Dealer Principal, Dylan Hurley, dedicated the award to outgoing Dealer Principal, Darryl Evans, thanking him for his leadership and overall contribution towards the success of the dealership.
“On behalf of the entire Caboolture team, it is with great pride that I accept this award, and we are especially honoured to be recognised as the top performing dealer by Australia’s leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer.
“I would like to thank our dedicated team of sales, service, and support professionals, and it is great for them to be recognised for their outstanding efforts.
“Thanks also to the team at PACCAR for providing incredible products that enable us to deliver for our customers and support them with their business needs,” Dylan said.
The Brown and Hurley Group is a wholly family-owned Australian company. Celebrating their 75th year in business in 2021, the group employs 550 people across 13 locations throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales. Over this journey, the group has forged strong relationships with its customers and continues to provide the highest level of quality services and facilities.