2017 VACC industry awards: Best dealers crowned

Twenty-two automotive businesses across Victoria were announced as winners at the 2017 VACC Industry Awards ceremony.

3 Point Motors of Fairfield has been announced as Victoria’s Best New Car Dealer.

Twenty-two automotive businesses across Victoria were announced as winners at the 2017 VACC Industry Awards ceremony held in Melbourne, on 20 May.

The VACC Industry Awards is an initiative of the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), the peak body for the state’s automotive industry.

“High standards are important to the automotive industry, so VACC initiated the Industry Awards to recognise and promote those businesses who set the bar high and go above and beyond,” VACC Executive Director, Geoff Gwilym, said.

Awards in 21 categories were highly sought after by elite businesses across Victoria and included achievement in mechanical and body repairs; car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle sales; tyre retailing; engine reconditioning; towing; and aftermarket and retail business operations.

Almost 100 applications were received for the 2017 VACC Industry Awards. All were assessed by a panel of judges, whose decisions were audited by a standards expert, on customer service, training, occupational health and safety, environmental compliance, and more.

“VACC acknowledges the high calibre of all applications. In the face of strong competition, motorists can be assured that any business winning a VACC Industry Award this year is a truly fine business. VACC congratulates every one of them,” Mr Gwilym said.

The VACC Industry Awards category winners were announced at a black tie gala evening, featuring master of ceremonies, Shane Jacobson, on Saturday night at the Crown Palladium.
 

Best New-Car Dealer – 3 Point Motors dealer principals Michael Di Muzio and Jason Rowe, pictured below with carsales' Nic Smith, centre.

Best Used-Car Dealer (tied) – Boulevard Motors of Wodonga and Carworks Australia of Wendouree