Case IH dealer O’Connors took out the Dealer of the Year (three branches or more) title at the annual awards ceremony during the recent Case IH dealer conference in South Africa.
The family-owned business was started in Birchip, Victoria, in 1964, and has since expanded to include branches in Warracknabeal, Horsham and Shepparton in Victoria plus Corowa in NSW and Bordertown in South Australia.
Employing more than 140 staff, O’Connors also won the same award last year.
O’Connors’ Group Operations Manager Gareth Webb said it 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.
“There are some amazing dealers in the Case IH network who we respect enormously so to win in this company is a significant achievement.
“At O’Connors we strive as a team, we press hard and I think that gets us a fair way.”
Lisa Day, marketing director and HR manager for O’Connors paid tribute to Case IH and its team.
“I would like to say it is a real privilege to be in partnership with Case IH and we’re ready to consolidate the successes of 2017 as we progress into 2018.”