Industry Insights

Truckpower November 2019 News Wrap

Ready-to-Work NLR Traypack sale

From 1 November to 31 December 2019, you will be able to walk into your participating Isuzu Truck dealership and pick up the Ready-to-Work NLR 45-150 SWB Traypack manual at a compelling driveaway price of $44,750*.

Also don’t forget to check out the Isuzu Parts real deals Spring catalogue for some savings on a broad range of genuine parts, accessories and merchandise.

*Sales pricing excludes fleet and government. For terms and conditions, see website.

Isuzu Australia takes 3rd Place at I-1GP

The Isuzu World Technical Competition, better known as the I-1 Grand Prix (I-1 GP), took place on 30 October 2019 in Fujisawa, Japan, and attracted the best Isuzu technical talent to battle it out for the winning spot as the best Isuzu technical team.

The Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) team, coached by Charlie Gracewood (IAL Service Technical Manager – WA, SA and NT), consisted of Matthew Radke (Black Truck Sales, Toowoomba, Queensland) and Michael Primmer (Winter and Taylor, Geelong, Victoria). The team had worked hard to place themselves on the podium, coming in third place. This places them just behind USA in second place, and Japan in first place.

Welcoming new Business Planning Manager and National Service Manager

IAL is pleased to announce the appointments of Bill Holland as Business Planning Manager and Brett Stewart as National Service Manager.

Mr Holland has moved into the role of Business Planning Manager after serving as IAL’s National Service Manager for six years. Mr Holland in the role of Business Planning Manager will be responsible for dealer development and corporate strategy, among others.

Replacing Mr Holland is Mr Stewart, who steps into the role of National Service Manager. Having served almost seven years as IAL’s National Service Technical Manager, Mr Stewart brings a wealth of in-depth technical knowledge to his new position.

Retirement of marketing lieutenant

Isuzu Australia Limited announced the retirement of long-serving and valued company loyalist, Advertising Manager, Jeff Birdseye, effective 1st November 2019. Mr Birdseye’s departure marks the close of a 43-year career, beginning in Melbourne in 1976 when Mr Birdseye first joined General Motors Holden (GMH), the organisation that first introduced Isuzu trucks to Australia. During Mr Birdseye’s 20-year stay at GMH, he held several sales and marketing roles.