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RDO Equipment opens bigger Tasmanian branch

RDO Equipment has expanded its Tasmanian operations by moving its dealership to bigger premises with more room for servicing and parts

RDO, which is the state’s John Deere construction and forestry dealer plus Vermeer equipment dealer, has moved about 10 minutes’ drive from Invermay to Rocherlea in Launceston’s northern suburbs.

The new facility is worth about $8.5 million and RDO Equipment CEO Phil Canning says the extra capacity will be a win for customers.

“We now have greater capacity for not only more equipment in stock, but more parts on shelves and service support, all with a real focus on maximising our customers’ uptime,” he says.

“The new branch will start with four service technicians, working across six service bays, which we will look to add to over the coming year, along with new sales, parts and admin staff.

“It’s great news for Launceston, our existing customers, and new customers right across the state.”

RDO Equipment staff in front of the new Launceston dealership

Canning also says the expansion will allow RDO Equipment to invest more resources into staff training and apprenticeships.

“With a larger footprint in the region, we will be looking to invest more into training and development for our employees, and also investing in a strong apprentice program,” he says.

“We want to be bringing in more up-and-comers and help develop their careers throughout RDO Equipment in these exciting industry sectors.

“It’s so important that we have these training and development opportunities available for every one of our employees, whether you’re at the early stages of your career or well cemented in the role.

“A larger branch presence will help us bring in the resources to do just that.”

RDO Equipment’s new branch is located at 4 Australis Drive, Rocherlea.

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