Honda's Aggressive Tactics Force Closure of Family Businesses

Dear Valued Customers, Suppliers and Community Members,

End of an Era: Generator Place and Mower Place Close After 20 Years

It is with deep sadness that we announce the closure and the voluntary appointment of liquidators to the Generator Place and the Mower Place businesses. After buying this family-owned business in good faith, we have been forced out of the market due to Honda’s aggressive and unethical business practices.

Honda’s Market Power Crushes Small Business

Despite our unwavering commitment to quality and community, the immense market power and ruthless strategies of Honda have made it impossible for us to continue. This corporation’s disregard for business ethics has pushed us, and many other small businesses, to the brink.

Honda’s unethical behaviour has not gone unnoticed by regulatory bodies. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has investigated and successfully prosecuted Honda for numerous recent violations, underscoring their blatant disregard for fair trading practices. Despite these issues, Honda continues to undermine small businesses, prioritising profits over principles and community welfare. The particulars of this case have been referred to the ACCC for further investigation and have widespread implications for all Honda Outdoor Power Equipment Dealers.

This matter was due to be heard at trial in the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2025, however due to the closure of the businesses, this matter shall not be heard, and Honda shall not be brought to justice. With the termination of 47 employees, the ripple effects of Honda’s actions has had a major impact on many people and their families.

A Heartbreaking Goodbye to Our Loyal Customers and Suppliers.

Our loyal customers and suppliers have become like family to us. We have cherished every moment and every interaction, making this farewell incredibly painful. The relationships we’ve built are invaluable, and saying goodbye is heart-wrenching. A particular heart-felt thank you to our suppliers and customers who helped in our hour of need when our business was severely impacted by the 2022 Brisbane floods.

Thank You for Your Loyal Patronage

We extend our deepest gratitude for your unwavering support and loyalty. Your patronage has meant the world to us. We are profoundly grateful for the memories we’ve created together and the trust you’ve placed in us. 

Support Local Businesses

As we close this chapter, we hope our story serves as a reminder of the importance of supporting local businesses. Together, we can stand against the unethical practices of large corporations like Honda and protect the unique value family-owned businesses bring to our communities.

With heartfelt gratitude and sadness,

Chris Slack and his family; along with the whole dedicated team at the Generator Place & Mower Place.