WINNERS of Dealer of the Year have been announced by Case IH during the annual conference held in Sun City, South Africa.
Southern Australia’s O’Connors took home the prize for dealers with three or more branches, while South Australian based Larwood Ag Services claimed the award for dealers with two or less branches.
O’Connors, a family owned business established in Birchip, Victoria, manages branches in Horsham, Warracknabeal and Shepparton in Victoria, as well as Corowa in New South Wales and Bordertown in South Australia.
Larwoods Ag Services, is based on the South Australian Yorke Peninsula.
Case IH, brand leader Australia/New Zealand, Bruce Healy said the award went to worthy winners, with O’Connors being recognised for the second year running.
“They continue to raise the bar and have established a strong platform for success and most importantly, ongoing advancement,” he said.
Mr Healy said Larwoods Ag were well deserving of recognition in the two or less branches category.
“Recognising the effort the team’s put into sales strategies and building the foundation for a business that is only going to grow from here.
O’Connors’, group operations manager, Gareth Webb said the award came as a complete surprise and was a credit to everyone within the business.
“It’s such an important award and we’re honoured to receive it,” he said.
“We strive as a team, we press hard and I think that gets us a fair way.”
Larwoods Ag, dealer principal, Scott Mercer said he was thrilled with the win.
“I’m blown away by this award,” he said.
“We’ve got a great team of people at Larwoods and there’s so many years of experience within our team.
“Everyone plays their part at every level of the business and I thank them for their efforts.”
Other top performers in the three or more branches category included Farmers Centre 1978 as well as Kenway and Clark.
Special mention in the two branches or less went to Rocky River Ag and Lyndoch Motors.