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Annual Dealer Meeting sees largest attendance; pledges outstanding customer service

KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., recently held a record-breaking annual dealer meeting. The meeting took place at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas and recognized KIOTI dealers’ successes while highlighting new KIOTI products, including a two-row K9 UTV model and two series of zero-turn mowers. KIOTI also celebrated their expansion projects supporting the company’s goal of providing unmatched product and parts availability to its dealer network and customer base throughout North America.

“The theme of this year’s meeting — The Next Frontier — celebrated what’s next for KIOTI and reiterated our commitment of support to dealers and customers,” said Peter Dong-Kyun Kim, president and CEO of Daedong-USA, Inc. KIOTI Tractor Division. “Our dealers, our team and our commitment to outstanding products and customer service are what will take KIOTI into the next frontier.”

KIOTI dealers heard from Bob Clements, the industry’s go-to expert in service, sales, parts, and management, and Jim Pancero, the “powerhouse of sales,” during the three-day meeting.

“From increasing dealership value and creating a “wow” in every department to compensating employees for performance and growing their business into multiple locations, our dealers learned how to ‘bulletproof their business,’” said Tim Phillips, national sales manager for KIOTI Tractor. “Dealers were also inspired to increase sales by turning the complex selling process into a simple system. We are looking forward to a successful 2019 with all that our team learned.”

One evening, KIOTI took dealers to experience a true Texas ranch — Knibbe Ranch— in the Hill Country where they enjoyed product demos, a BBQ dinner, and several ranch activities including line dancing, armadillo racing, and longhorn steers. Knibbe Ranch, founded in 1852, is a Century Heritage Ranch, which means that it has been owned and operated by the same family for its entire history.

The annual meeting concluded with an awards banquet to congratulate dealers for their successes, including recognition of “Million Dollar” Dealers. Additional awards included: new dealer of the year, strongest growth dealer, dealership beautification, excellence in marketing, top parts dealer and top sales dealer.

KIOTI Tractor’s Dealer Meeting was made possible by its generous sponsors and vendors, including DLL Financial Solutions Partner, Titan International, Daedong Industrial Company, Ltd., OTR Wheel Engineering, Powertex Group, Normand Co. Ltd., Woods Equipment Company, Briggs & Stratton, Hydro-Gear, Charter Software Inc., Fastline Media Group, ARI Network Services, Inc., FedEx, Taesung, Shindong, Hankuk Chain and Dualite. Throughout the event, dealers were given the opportunity to speak with the partners, ask questions and become familiar with their products and services.

For more information about KIOTI Tractor, please visit www.KIOTI.com.

For more than 35 years, KIOTI Tractor has been supplying tractors in the 22-110 horsepower range to the U.S. and Canadian markets. Today, the company offers a full line of compact tractors, utility vehicles, zero turn radius mowers for both residential and commercial use and is expanding into compact construction. Headquartered in Wendell, N.C. and with additional distribution centers in Texas and Canada, KIOTI is committed to providing equipment that is durable, reliable and easy to use. KIOTI customers benefit from an extensive and growing dealer network that’s dedicated to superior customer service across North America. For more information on KIOTI or KIOTI products, please visit your authorized KIOTI Tractor dealer or www.KIOTI.com.