Isuzu News: October 2017


Former world number 34 and PGA professional Michael Sim has won the Isuzu Queensland Open golf tournament, which Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) was proud to sponsor once again.

The rich tradition of the Open dates back to 1925, and over the years the tournament has helped unearth many legends – from the Shark, Greg Norman’s, first win in 1983, to Stuart Appleby’s ground-breaking victory as an amateur in 1991.

The 2017 Open was the fifth consecutive year Isuzu has been naming and major sponsor of Queensland’s oldest golf tournament, which celebrated its 92nd annual competition from October 26-29 this year.

IAL Advertising Manager, Jeff Birdseye, said Isuzu was proud to support the event once again.

“The Isuzu Queensland Open continues to grow every year, and it’s fantastic for us to support some of Australia’s finest emerging sporting talent.” Mr Birdseye said.


Construction on Isuzu Australia Limited’s state-of-the-art new headquarters is well underway, with completion anticipated to occur between January and February, 2018.

Once completed, the 21,000 square-metre facility, situated on the corner of Doherty’s Road and Foundation Road, Truganina, will provide the ideal location for IAL’s continued focus on providing the very best range of trucks, engines, and support to suit the Australian market.

IAL’s Director and Chief Operating Officer, Phil Taylor, said he was “extremely pleased” to see how quickly construction was progressing.

“It’s a massive project but it’s already coming together and I can’t wait to see it fitted with all the modern equipment that we’ve been waiting to include.”


Established in 1952, the Australian National Field Days is the oldest agricultural exhibition in the nation. The event was held from October 26-28 in Borenore, 14 kilometres west of Orange in central western New South Wales, and Isuzu Engines was part of it once again.

Over 600 exhibitors from across the agricultural industry descended upon the town – usually famous for its fossils and 110 metre long cave tunnel – to display their products.

Isuzu Engines’ Sales Manager, Rod Best, enjoyed the event and said it was fantastic to engage with the attendees.

“Australian National Field Days is one of the great events on the agricultural calendar and we were very pleased to be part of it again in 2017.

“Our stand displayed a raft of mechanical fuel injected power units, in various configurations, so that customers could choose the power unit that best suited their specific needs,” Mr Best Said.

Isuzu Engines had a number of off-highway engines on display. And of course staff were there to run through each engine, its best application and to help match the right engine to the right job. The Isuzu Engines on display at Australian National Field Days 2017 were:

  • 2CA1 Radiator Cooled 2CA1 Heat Exchanged
  • 3CA1 Radiator Cooled 6BG1QW Radiator Cooled
  • 4LE1 Radiator Cooled 4LE2 Heat Exchanged
  • 4BG1 Radiator Cooled 4JG1 Radiator Cooled


Elmore Field Days 2017 once again put the Victorian town of Elmore on the map from October 3-5 this year, with Isuzu Engines proud to join in on the action.

Visitors revelled in the farm machinery and agribusiness displays, food stalls, kids’ activities, ewe trials and ‘Ag Art’ competition. Isuzu Engines displayed its enormously popular array of two, three, four and six cylinder off-highway engines, suitable for a wide range of work applications.