The first Kenworth dealership has opened  in Hawaii, allowing customers in the Aloha State to purchase KWs without going through stateside dealers. Photo: Kenworth

The first Kenworth dealership has opened  in Hawaii, allowing customers in the Aloha State to purchase KWs without going through stateside dealers. Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth Hawaii has opened a 14,500 square foot dealership in Kailua-Kona, allowing customers in the Aloha State to purchase Kenworth trucks without going through stateside dealers.

"By opening a Kenworth dealership group based here on the Islands, we’ve become more responsive to customers,” said Kevin Balog, dealer principal for Kenworth Hawaii. “We can offer a whole new level of service.”

The dealership will offer two service bays, a 2,000 square-foot parts display area, and 4,000 square-foot parts warehouse. The dealership is easily accessible to major routes connecting Kailua-Kona with the rest of the Big Island of Hawaii. It has a large parking lot and is just one block from the largest freight company on the Big Island.

Kenworth is also remodeling and opening another dealership location in Hilo, which is also on the Big Island. It will offer two service bays, a 3,600 square-foot parts warehouse, 1,000 square-foot parts display area, and a drivers’ lounge.

“The addition of Kenworth Hawaii’s Hilo and Kona locations will greatly enhance the Kenworth dealer network,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “We look forward to working with Kevin Balog to help provide industry-leading Kenworth trucks, technologies, parts and service to the trucking market in Hawaii.”

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