Our summer issue will analyze the results of the Equipment Dealers Assn.'s latest Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. What is your take on how your manufacturers performed in the survey and how they are meeting your dealership's needs? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 316-648-3717.
Here is a round-up of the top award recipients:
The Dealer’s Choice Award is presented to the top-rated company in each of EDA’s four manufacturer categories based on results of the annual Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey. Gold Level Award recipients are manufacturers that scored exceptionally well in the survey.
2019 Dealer's Choice Award Recipients are:
- Full-Line Manufacturer: Claas
- Tractor Manufacturer: LS Tractor
- Shortline Manufacturer: Vermeer
- Outdoor Power Equipment Manufacturer: Scag
This year’s Dealer’s Choice Award recipients have consistently topped their respective manufacturer categories over the last several years. This is LS Tractor’s 5th consecutive Dealer’s Choice award and Vermeer’s fifth in seven years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019). Scag has received Dealer’s Choice honors in the OPE category four times, including the last three years running. Full-line manufacturer, Claas received the Dealer’s Choice Award for the first time in 2018.
Gold Level Award Recipients for 2019 are:
Bourgault, Branson, Bush Hog, ECHO, Exmark, Ferris, Grasshopper, Highline Mfg., John Deere, Kioti, Landoll, Shindaiwa, STIHL, Toro and Walker.