When Queensland truck dealership Westco Trucks realised most of their customers also run earthmoving equipment, they decided to extend their sales and service offering in partnership with Kobelco.
Westco Trucks Kobelco franchise consists of four branches in the large central and north Queensland regions. Westco Trucks’ General Manager for North Queensland, Bernie Trevallion, says that this partnership fills a real need for Westco’s customers.
“In the day-to-day dealings with our trucking customers we found that the vast majority of them were also operating earthmoving machinery. This gave us a good opportunity to service our customers in another way so we felt the timing was right to start dealing in earthmoving equipment as well.
“When we looked at the manufacturers in the market we looked for a brand that had a reputation for high-quality and was a business that was big enough to be well supported on the service side but still be able to build a good business relationship with us. We would not partner with anything less than a first-class brand. Kobelco ticks all those boxes,” Bernie says.
Bernie highlighted the market leading fuel-efficiency, reliability and resilience of Kobelco machines as key reasons that Westco opted to partner with them.