Hidrive Applauds the AfMA Show

June 2, 2021

Service Bodies For Utes, Trailers & Trucks

Hidrive congratulates AfMA on running a great 2021 fleet conference and exhibition, of which we were thrilled to be part of.

After Covid lockdowns and cancellation of the 2020 AfMA exhibition, it was exciting to hear the buzz and bustle of our fleet and automotive industry colleagues in the halls of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, located in the vibrant South Wharf precinct of the city.

“It was great to network in person again, after the Covid restrictions in 2020,” said Doug Elford, Hidrive national sales manager. “We were pleased with the number of people that attended the event. The interest in our three display vehicles was inspiring, and it was great to be able to demonstrate the benefits of our new GEN2 service body as well.”

Other Hidrive attendees included Lachlan Dunlop (NSW & ACT Commercial Sales), Tim Grace (VIC & SA Commercial Sales), Drew Currie (VIC Commercial Sales), Daniel Trewarn (WA Commercial Sales) and Stella Elford (Communications and Marketing). The team enjoyed the change from the office environment and the opportunity to network face to face once again.

As at all AfMA conference and exhibitions, the AfMA Fleet Awards are a big highlight. We would like to congratulate the 2021 AfMA fleet award winners that were announced at the networking and dinner event on the Thursday night:

  • Steve Ellis from Telstra was named Fleet Manager of the Year.
  • Spotless Group won the Fleet Safety Award, and
  • ACT Government won the Environment Award.

As a part of our stand, we had a mini golf set up and challenged many to see who could get a hole-in-one. We also had a business card draw, where the winner got to take home a Weber BabyQ BBQ. Congratulations to the winner of this: Louise Guest (Fleet Manager Australia & New Zealand)

Make sure to watch our recap video here!

Hidrive had three vehicles on display at AfMA:

Toyota Hilux, Extra Cab – Part Canopy Service Body

Suits field service in the mining industry.

Key features:

  • Part width rear door
  • Fold down spare wheel carrier
  • Underfloor rear roller drawer
  • Underfloor storage boxes + poly water tank
  • Safety yellow wheel nut indicators
  • Wheel chocks with bracket
  • 5kg fire extinguisher
  • GEN2 undertray side step
  • Internal One-Click storage fitout
  • Mine Bar with LED beacon and aerial flag
  • Fold down engineers vice
  • Conspicuity marking stripe on vehicle cab and service body.

Toyota Hilux, Dual Cab – Full Canopy Service Body

Suits support/supervisor role for facilities management or emergency services.

Key features:

  • Bi-fold door
  • Full width rear door
  • Underfloor rear roller drawer with lid
  • Trades rack + ladder roller
  • Underfloor storage boxes + poly water tank
  • Internal One-Click storage fitout
  • Fold down engineers vice
  • Rear folding steps, fitted to towbar
  • Redarc Electronics also supplied an inverter and solar panel to be displayed on this vehicle.

Hino 300 Series, 920 wide, Tool Canopy Service Body with front ledge.

Suits field service, heavy diesel mechanic/fitter.

Key features:

  • Centre aisle roller shutter
  • Horizontal storage pod, roof mounted
  • Fold down engineers vice with cover
  • Palfinger PC2700B crane, with dual hydraulic stabiliser legs and radio remote control
  • Power take-off kit, integrated with transmission
  • Undertray storage boxes and poly water tank
  • Internal One-Click storage configuration
  • Rear tray fold down access step
  • Diesel air compressor
  • Mine bar with LED beacon and aerial whip flag
  • Redarc inverter

Hidrive was pleased to be able to get back into the swing of face-to-face exhibitions again with the AfMA Conference and Exhibition, and we look forward to more that are come.

If you were one of the many that visited our stand and had a chat to one of the team, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you. If you have any further questions about our service bodies that were on display, or if you would like to arrange a tour of one of our manufacturing plants, contact your Hidrive representative by calling 1300 368 161 or email team.aus@hidrive.com.au.

— May 2021, Stella Elford, Communications and Marketing