- Last Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2017 16:06
Known for our focus on customer service and support and for being one of the largest and most respected agricultural machinery and truck dealerships in regional Australia, Vanderfield Pty Ltd has been operating for over 50 years. Our head office is located in Toowoomba on Queensland's fertile Darling Downs – an area which supports a wide range of agricultural commodities, including cotton, summer and winter grain crops, horticulture, dairying and beef production.
How the company began
The company was established in 1963 by Gordon Vandersee, initially to design and manufacture front-end loaders, called Dynathrust, trading under the name of Farm Equipment Pty Ltd. Later it was to become a New Holland and Chamberlain dealership,and when Chamberlain and John Deere merged in Australia in 1970, Vanderfield became the John Deere dealership for the Toowoomba area. In 1993 Vanderfield Toowoomba was appointed as the dealer for the Hino range of light, medium and heavy trucks including their exciting hybrid (electric/diesel) models.
How we've grown
From humble beginnings, with skilled leadership, guidance and sound management practises, Vanderfield has become a successful and formidable company. With fourteen branches in total now situated in key farming and commercial localities, growth has been dynamic. This is reflective of our strong commitment to meeting the needs of our customers with close partnerships and ongoing support.
Expansion occurred in
1982 to St George in Queensland
1983 Gatton, Queensland
1999 Kununurra, WA
1999 Darwin, NT
2005 Nerang, Queensland
2008 Roma and Chinchilla, Queensland
2009 Lismore, NSW
2013 Rockhampton, Biloela, Bundaberg, Emerald, Mackay
We currently employ approximately 350 staff members.
Following Gordon's retirement in 1991 the legacy of the business was passed on to his sons to continue on with the same ethical values and integrity that Gordon displayed in all his dealings with customers. Bruce, today is the Managing Director of the company, Rob the company's special projects manager, John the IT manager for the group.
Vanderfield markets the complete range of John Deere agricultural machinery, plus their home owner and commercial line of lawn and garden equipment. The company was instrumental in being the first to bring cotton pickers into Australia and since 1996 Vanderfield Toowoomba has frequently been acknowledged as the largest individual John Deere dealer in this country.
In 1993 the extensive line-up of Hino trucks was added to our product range. The success of this partnership has lead to Vanderfield being named 'Dealer of the Year' several times and receiving numerous parts and service awards.
Vanderfield also markets equipment from other major suppliers. These include Manitou rough terrain materials handling equipment, Honey Bee draper platforms, Simplicity air seeders and tillage equipment, McCormack loader attachments, Trioliet feed mixers, Orthman tillage equipment and many more. For a more detailed list refer to the Agricultural Machinery page.
Part of the success of Vanderfield is in the following statements we've adopted and adhere to closely – SERVICE – VALUE – INTEGRITY – INNOVATION- PARTNERSHIPS – PROSPERITY. The whole focus of Vanderfield is to strive toward and to provide every day, consistent service that adds value to the lives of their customers.