Tuesday, 18th October – RDO Equipment, Adelaide’s local John Deere construction and forestry and Vermeer equipment dealer, has officially opened its new multi-million-dollar South Australian dealership, signalling its commitment to the industry and customers across the state.
The facility replaces RDO’s previous dealership in Wingfield. It is expected to contribute millions to the local economy through more career opportunities, improved parts inventory holdings with 5,500 line items across both John Deere and Vermeer brands, plus increased workshop and warehouse capacity with 14 work bays across the 15,000m² site.
RDO Equipment CEO Phil Canning says the new facility reflects the growth of our South Australian customer base and resultant need for more extensive service, sales and parts support from the dealership.
“Our South Australian footprint is experiencing strong growth thanks to the infrastructure investment in the region from both state and federal governments and population growth. We knew we needed to match that demand with a new, state of the art facility that caters for more machines, more parts, and more staff to support our growing customer base in the south,” Phil says.
“The new facility signals our commitment to the vital sectors that contribute millions to our local and national economy – construction, forestry, mining, environmental, tree services and the building industry. This will be backed up by our qualified, factory-trained technical staff to support our full product range.”
RDO Equipment employs more than 900 employees across 29 locations in metro and regional Australia, and provides an extensive range of premium equipment and after-sales support to service the agricultural, civil, construction, utility, mining, forestry, and natural resource management industries. This size and breadth means they are able to offer customers a range of product, and a level of customer support that is unmatched.
With a larger footprint in the region, RDO Equipment will also be looking to boost training and development for staff, and are actively recruiting skilled tradespeople to join the team.
“We know skilled labour is an issue across many industries at the moment, so we are putting a big focus across all of our branches on developing our apprentices, and attracting new staff. There aren’t many dealerships where you get to learn on such a vast range of equipment and industry sectors.
“The new site has great exposure as it is situated on a major road having thousands of vehicles pass by daily, and is in a central location for not only prospective employees, but close to our other supply chain partners in the area.”
RDO Equipment’s new branch is located at 23-25 Matthews Road, Gepps Cross. To find out more about RDO Equipment and the machinery available, head to www.rdoequipment.com.au.