Nearing the end of 2021, Kioti Tractor welcomed dealers from the United States, Canada and overseas to its annual meeting in Orlando. Each year, the event serves as an opportunity to recognize Kioti’s dealer network, celebrate new product announcements and discuss industry trends. This meeting, with the theme of “Next Level,” marked a return to an in-person gathering after being held virtually in 2020.
“Kioti’s continuously expanding dealer network across the globe is the backbone of our Pack and the driving force behind our success across the compact equipment and turf care industries,” said Peter Dong-Kyun Kim, president and CEO of Daedong-USA, Inc. Kioti Tractor Division. “We were excited to once again gather in person to celebrate their success, provide educational and training opportunities, and prepare for the year ahead. We hope the experience empowered dealers to take their businesses to the next level in 2022.”
Testing the new equipment
On the meeting’s final day, dealers were among the first to see—and experience—many of KIOTI’s new products.
At an off-road adventure park, dealers tested new products for themselves, including Kioti’s all-new stand-on zero-turn-radius (ZTR) mower, K9 2400 Cab utility vehicle, and forthcoming diesel-powered ZTR and compact construction line, consisting of a skid steer loader and compact track loader.
In addition to operating the new equipment, dealers were able to submit their feedback in real-time for each model. With conveniently placed QR codes at each product station, dealers were encouraged to scan and voice their opinion on products before they hit the market.
According to Kioti, it wants to ensure that dealer feedback and customer needs are top-of-mind when new products are developed.