Ford is a vibrant Small Ford dealer selling new Fords,
used cars, light trucks and SUV’s, all makes and models.
It has a service division specializing in Ford, and also does
general servicing for all makes and models, LP Gas for Fords,
and Hayman Reese tow bars for all makes and models. It carries
a range of Ford parts and accessories and has just in time deliveries
three times a day. The sales department is an agent for Esanda
Finance and Ford credit and several insurance companies.
dealership has a staff of nine and has live computer links to
Corporate Head Quarters at Berwick, for central administration
and accounting. Edwards Ford is a full financial branch of Edrose
Nominees Pty Ltd, which is the holding company of the David Nutter
Ford Motor Group. Head Office is at Berwick, and David Nutter
Ford has a branch under the David Nutter Ford branding at Pakenham.
Edwards Ford is the only franchised dealer in Kooweerup and has
a substantially higher Ford market penetration than Ford’s
Federal and State shares. Edwards Ford turns over approximately
$10 million and group company turnover is $40million.
Group sells approximately 800 new cars and 600 used cars per annum.
Edwards Ford sells about 12 new and 12 used cars per month. Total
group employment is approximately 70 people and the company has
a policy of promotion from within, and has many long time employees
with a high percentage of staff over 10 years tenure. It employs
good risk management and OH&S policies and has a high percentage
of local and repeat sales and service customers. It also services
fleet management organizations including police cars that won’t
accept any less than 101% quality service.
Koo Wee Rup premises have recently been refurbished by a cooperative
programme between David and Diana Nutter and landlord Suzanne
Jefferies of MAJ Nominees Pty Ltd. Refurbishment included plumbing,
electrics, air conditioning, security upgrades tiling and paint.
Nominees Pty Ltd, the group holding company was established by
David and Diana Nutter in 1986. After a career in electric testing,
banking and auto technician, David started selling cars in 1971
and has a good understanding of a wide range of cars. David and
Diana purchased David Nutter Ford in 1986, the Pakenham Branch
was opened in 1999, and Edwards Ford purchased in 2004. The company
owns the premises at Berwick and one of the Pakenham premises.
Financiers are ANZ and Esanda, insurers are VACC Insurance, a
CGU Company. David is Chairman of AADA Vic (Australian Automobile
Dealers Association) Board member of VACC (Victorian Automobile
Chamber of Commerce) Board member of AADA National, President
of the Melbourne International Motor Show, Member of Rotary, is
a Rotary Paul Harris fellow, and was awarded an Australian Centenary
Medal for Services to Business and Community.
P. (03) 5997 1557
Koo-wee-rup, Vic, 3981.