Foton has marked the end of 2014 with the announcement that Perth dealer, WA Truck Centre was the best selling Foton dealer in Australia last year.
WA Truck Centre topped the Foton charts, delivering 27 Fotons in the first year under new distributor Ateco, during what Foton Trucks general manager, Alex Stewart describes as a time of rebuilding and re-establishment.
“The performance of WA Hino was very strong and is an example of what can be achieved,” said Alex Stewart.
“Congratulations to Phil Winkless, Brad Daff and his team at WA Truck Centre headed by Gerald Cunnold for becoming our first number one Australian Foton dealer for 2014,” said Alex Stewart.
WA Truck Centre has used the value proposition to sell Foton into a wide range of operations and market niches and is continuing to focus on new sales areas.
“It may seem like a modest sales tally compared for most truck brands, however Foton is still new in Australia, we consider this to be a restart and we still have a job to communicate our value and brand proposition to buyers,” he said.
“We now have an increasingly strong base upon which to build the recognition and sales of Foton Trucks in Australia and the performance of dealers such as WA Truck Centre is a part of that process,” he added.
Foton registered sales of 174 trucks in Australia in 2014, up 107 per cent on the 2013 result under the previous distributor and the best sales result for the brand since it commenced operations here in 2011.
The Foton Trucks Australia range now comprises two cab widths, two engines, three wheelbases and GVMs ranging from 4.5 to 8.5 tonnes, and prices start from just $32,990 drive away.
Foton Trucks Australia has a current network of 24 dealers across the country from Perth to Cairns and from Darwin to Launceston ensuring sales, parts and service backs up no matter where you are in Australia.
Foton was founded in 1996 and has since produced more than five million vehicles. Foton is the number one-ranked commercial vehicle manufacturer in China and now ranks as the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in the world.
As well as the class leading Foton three-year/160,000km warranty, buyers also receive free round the clock roadside assistance.