Max Kirwan Mazda has been hailed as Victoria’s best new car Dealer.
Based in Preston, Max Kirwan Mazda was a big winner at the inaugural VACC Industry Awards held at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne, on Saturday, 7 May.
Max Kirwan Mazda won the Best New Car Dealer award after a statewide search by the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC), the peak body for Victoria’s automotive industry.
Established in 1968, Max Kirwan Mazda has grown to become the largest solo site Mazda dealership in Australia on the back of its motto: ‘The customer comes first’.
Max Kirwan, an important figure in the industry since 1946 and whose contribution led to him receiving an Order of Australia award, was highly commended by VACC Executive Director, Geoff Gwilym.
“Max Kirwan Mazda won the Best New Car Dealer award on the strength of its impressive commitment to community engagement, and business and industry promotion,” Mr Gwilym said.
“VACC initiated the Industry Awards to recognise and promote those businesses that set the bar high and go above and beyond. Max Kirwan Mazda certainly does that.”
The VACC Industry Awards featured 21 categories that included achievement in mechanical and body repairs; car, motorcycle, truck and farm machinery sales; tyre retailing; auto recycling, and service station, towing, aftermarket and retail business operations.
More than 200 applications were received for the 2016 Awards. A panel of expert judges, whose decisions were audited by a Standards Australia representative, made their assessments based on customer service, training, occupational health and safety, environmental compliance and more.
“In the face of strong competition motorists can be assured that any business winning a VACC Industry Award this year is a quality business. Clearly Max Kirwan Mazda is in that category,” Mr Gwilym said.