It is with great pleasure that Jacob Toyota announce they have been selected as the Toyota Australian Dealer of the Year for 2017. The Toyota Australian Dealer of the Year Award recognises and celebrates the dealerships achievements in outstanding performance across all facets of the dealership, with guest
satisfaction in both Sales and Service at the forefront. These achievements, together with being the highest performing dealer across all operational excellence disciplines, are what have allowed Jacob Toyota to achieve such a notable award.
“These accomplishments do not come without the unwavering commitment of our entire team, without them we simply could not do what we do so well” commented Neville Jacob, Dealer Principal - Jacob Toyota “We are so grateful and proud to have had such a successful year in 2017. We cannot thank our team
enough for their continued drive to exceed all expectations of both our guests and the standards set by Toyota Australia.”
The Jacob family have been operating the Toyota dealership for over 43 years and have built many long standing relationships throughout the community with their guests and local business dealings, which have been paramount to their success.
The award has come shortly after the passing of Nevilles father, Lionel Jacob in August 2017. Lionel and Neville opened Jacob Toyota, Walla Walla in June 1975. The business quickly grew opening locations in Henty and Corowa but it was soon evident that a larger premises was required, resulting in the move of the dealership to its current location on Melbourne Road, Wodonga. Jacob Toyota employ over 100 staff including 4th Generation family members who help continue on the family business.
Jacob Toyota have also remained focused on giving back to the community through helping to support local sporting clubs, community groups, hosting National Tree Days and bringing AFL stars to the border to encourage our youngsters to be involved with sport.
“Being a part of the community is more than just putting up a banner at the local sports ground, you have to be involved with the clubs, support them and their passion in what they are trying to achieve.” Added Dean Jacob, General Manager – Jacob Toyota. “We encourage our team to be community focused and help out
in any way we can, from selling tickets for the Border relay for life Raffle, through to flipping a sausage on the BBQ at a sporting club fundraiser. It all counts.”
Neville and his entire family wish to extend their thanks to all of their team past and present, the local community and businesses, their guests over the many years as well as Toyota Australia and all of who have supported them and help make this award a reality.