IAL (Isuzu Australia Limited) just announced a new partnership with South East Auto & Heavy Diesel (SEA Heavy Diesel) that makes the company the newest Isuzu ASPO (Authorised Service And Parts Outlet). While Isuzu currently has more than 70 locations spread across Australia, this new ASPO is the first in Esperance, Western Australia, which allows the company to reach more customers. Tim Warr, who founded SEA Heavy Diesel with his wife Chrystal in 2015, emphasises innovation and learning new skills with his team of technicians, who, according to Isuzu, are well versed in “servicing and repairing everything and anything diesel powered.” The team also includes two full-time heavy diesel mechanics and a junior parts interpreter.
Bringing In More Talent
“Our staff are fully trained by Isuzu Australia, and we have the latest software and tools to diagnose, repair, and maintain the latest in truck technology. We’re ready and raring to go and of course, we welcome all new and existing Isuzu owners. The local community has been really supportive, and we’ve been able to grow as a small business,” says Warr. “Now, with Isuzu Trucks on board, we will be able to employ more locals to join our team. Our son works after school on a casual basis as a trade assistant, plus we also often have a number of work experience kids from the local high school here.”
A Welcome Addition
“We’re extremely pleased to have Tim, Chrystal and the team at SEA Heavy Diesel on board in 2019 as our latest ASPO,” says Nathan Ton, national dealer development manager for IAL. “The arrangement fills the coverage gap in Western Australia. Those southern reaches of the state have traditionally been a bit of a grey area for most truck manufactures, so this announcement is extremely welcomed, especially for our customers. SEA Heavy Diesel is already very well respected in the region, and they are known for their excellent customer-centric approach and technical know-how.”