About Alto Group

The Alto Group has been successfully serving the motoring needs of Sydneysiders since 1956. Our focus has always been to deliver excellent customer experiences across all parts of our business. Our company philosophy "everything we do is driven by you" is made up of five key elements which help keep our business moving forward and customer focused.

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In 1956 George Altomonte opened a workshop on the corner of Fullers Road and Pacific Highway in Chatswood now the location of Alto North Shore Volkswagen. Over the years the Group has grown to become a significant Automotive Retailer, employing over 600 people, selling upwards of 12,000 vehicles annually and servicing over 65,000 vehicles per year. Notably the Alto Group has been instrumental in developing industry guidelines through the establishment of the Motor Traders Association of Australia. George Altomonte was the inaugural President of the MTAA, and was honoured in 2004 with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his leadership and service to the motor industry. In 1995, Anthony Altomonte took on the role of Group Managing Director a position he continues to hold today.

The Alto Group identified among Australia’s best privately managed companies.

The Alto Group is among eight private Australian companies recognised for their outstanding business performance in Deloitte Australia’s first ever Best Managed Companies awards. The program, established in Canada in 1993, uses Deloitte global insights and global best practices.

Generated from over 25 years working with private companies - to identify and celebrate privately owned and managed companies across Australia that set the highest standards of business performance. It also shines a light on the power of private business as a key driver of Australia’s economy.

Companies are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors, in addition to special guest judges. Over a 12 month period, winners receive coaching from leading business advisors, networking opportunities via invitations to exclusive events, including premium sponsor events, and key branding and promotional opportunities.

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In association with the program sponsors – Google Cloud, Qantas, Commonwealth Bank and Business Council of Australia - the winners were announced at a Gala event in Sydney last night.

Natalie Faull, Deloitte Private Partner and National Leader - Best Managed Companies program, said: "We’re proud to bring Deloitte’s established Best Managed Companies global program to Australia for the first time. The judges evaluated the strengths of applicants across four key pillars: strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities and innovation, and governance and financials - and these eight businesses are deserved winners.

“It’s about celebrating the passion, focus, dynamism and growth that Australia’s best private companies are renowned for. They are often the disruptors – developing and adopting new technology swiftly, supporting local communities in unique ways, and always looking for growth and success beyond our borders. “The program’s vision is to identify and showcase the incredible achievements of private companies as they continue to go from strength to strength, and help them cultivate new learnings. It offers valuable opportunities for coaching, local and global networking, visibility, connectivity and recognition - and there's an enormous amount to learn from our global counterparts. Our program sponsors bring a diverse perspective to our inaugural cohort of Best Managed Company applicants, and we’re thrilled to have them on board.”

Andrew Culley, Deloitte Private Managing Partner, said: “Congratulations to our eight winners - it’s wonderful to have such a diverse range of companies. All set the benchmark for organisational excellence and are committed to growing their business and developing leaders of the future.

“With so many Australian private companies having a strong impact, we’re really pleased to be involved in recognising such an important part of the Australian market. Our challenge now to Australian private companies is to enter next year’s program and join this illustrious alumni and rapidly expanding global network."

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