Central Highland Auto - part of The Black Automotive Group
The Black Automotive Group comprises 8 motor vehicle dealerships throughout Queensland and New South Wales, 9 Budget Rent a Car outlets in South West Queensland and Boonarga Welding, a major production facility in Dalby. The Black Automotive Group commenced in 1983 with a single Black Toyota dealership in Chinchilla. The subsequent growth of the group can be attributed to the core business philosphies of not disadvantaging rural residents for purchasing locally, and offering exceptional customer service.
The Group remains a privately owned company, with a major administration centre located in Dalby. The past five years has seen a significant investment in infrastructure. This has included all new custom designed facilities constructed for Black Toyota at Dalby, Warwick and Grafton as well as large scale expansions and refurbishments n Roma, Chinchilla and Emerald and the opening of a new Service Centre in Miles.
The Black Automotive Group remains committed to the community, supporting a wide range of schools, sporting clubs, community organisations and charities.
Supporting local community and charitable organisations is part of the DNA for The Black Automotive Group. Central Highlands Auto as part of the group are committed to the future of their local community and region.
Sponsorships are given is a number of ways from in-kind provision of vehicles, cash donations or partnerships with community focused organisations.
Recent support has included:
- PCYC - provision of vehicle
- St Patrick's Church NET team - provision of vehicle
- Sponsorship for local sports clubs such as the Tigers, Brothers and the Springsure Mountain Men rugby league clubs
Continued relationships and partnerships with community serviced based groups:
- Central Highland's Development Corporation
- Semita House
- Access Accommodation
- Regional show societies - Alpha, Emerald etc
- Lions Clubs
Support for education and sport is an important part of the group's philosophy:
- School based traineeships
- School trips for Emerald High school
- Camp drafts
- Speech night for the Springsure State School
- Equine husbandry event
In addition, Central Highlands Auto has partnered with the Cancer Council of Queensland to raise funds for cancer research. All those pink number plate frames you have seen driving around the Central Highlands means $20 has been donated by Central Highlands Auto to the Cancer Council. This partnership runs until August 2013.