Australia’s longest serving Hino dealership, CMI Hino Adelaide, is celebrating 50 years in business - an unbroken run of providing Hino vehicles to the South Australian community.
CMI Hino Adelaide is a part of the larger CMV group, a leading conglomerate of automotive dealerships and horticulture businesses across South Australia and Victoria, which was established in 1934 by Sidney Crawford.
CMV Group’s Managing Director Paul Crawford, a descendant of the founder and one of three Crawford brothers currently involved in the business, is proud of the dealership’s partnership with Hino.
“We are incredibly excited to be celebrating our 50-year relationship with Hino Motor Sales Australia, it's been an incredible ride,” said Crawford, who is also the Dealer Principal of CMI Hino Adelaide.
“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 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!”
CMI Hino honoured at DotY awards
At Hino’s Dealer of the Year Awards ceremony in February, Hino Australia Chairman and CEO Steve Lotter congratulated CMI Hino Adelaide and paid tribute to the company’s longest serving dealership.
“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 said.
“We look forward to the continued success of the dealership long into the future.”
At that awards evening, CMI Hino Adelaide’s customer-centric focus saw it win the Service Excellence award for metropolitan dealerships.
CMI Hino Adelaide is located at 569 South Road in Regency Park, Adelaide, and is one of over 60 Hino Australia dealerships and service centres throughout the country.