Finalists for the 2018 VACC Industry Awards have been announced. The premier awards dedicated to the Victorian automotive industry, categories include mechanical repair; auto electrical; recycling; body repair; engine reconditioning; farm machinery; heavy vehicle repair; new and used car, motorcycle and commercial vehicle dealers; service station and convenience stores; aftermarket and retail; towing; and tyre dealers.
New for this year are categories for vehicle restoration and Best Unsung Hero, including an inaugural Women in Small Business award.
“Short-listed from a record 276 entries, the cream has risen to the top in 2018 – VACC’s centenary year. These finalists are the best in the Victorian automotive industry,” said Geoff Gwilym, VACC Executive Director. “VACC was overwhelmed by the number of entries received from all over Victoria this year. Judging these entrants and narrowing down the field to the finalists was not an easy task.”
Ten expert judges evaluated entries based on customer service, professional and technical development, industry improvement, and environmental and occupational health & safety. To ensure that only the finest of VACC’s more than 5,000 members would be announced as the overall category winners, an independent standards representative audited the judging.
“VACC wishes all of the finalists the best of luck and recommends these businesses to Victorian motorists,” said Mr Gwilym. “When seeking superior quality and excellent customer service look for the famous orange VACC sign: the mark of the industry professional.”
Category winners will be announced at a black tie gala evening on Saturday, 23 June at the Palladium at Crown, Melbourne.
VACC Industry Awards – Tyre Industry finalists:
Best Tyre Dealer (Small Business)
- Century Premium Tyres
- Delarue Tyres
- PJ’s Discount Tyre Service
- Sandhurst Automotive
- Stuckey Tyre Service
- Tyrpower Werribee
Best Tyre Dealer (Large Business)
- Highway Tyres
- Mag Wheel and Tyre
- Melton Total Car Care Centre
- Regional Tyre Service