Home Uncategorized Daimler Truck Southern Africa dealers shine against all odds

Daimler Truck Southern Africa dealers shine against all odds

208
0
Highly chuffed with the first ever win as Dealer of the Year is Cornél Oelofse (left), Franchise Executive: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Western Cape, seen with Michael Dietz (centre), President and CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa and on the right, Brett Rowlands, Divisional Franchise Executive: Super Group Dealerships.
Highly chuffed with the first ever win as Dealer of the Year is Cornél Oelofse (left), Franchise Executive: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Western Cape, seen with Michael Dietz (centre), President and CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa and on the right, Brett Rowlands, Divisional Franchise Executive: Super Group Dealerships.

‘Against All Odds’. This was the theme for the annual Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) and Daimler Truck Financial Services (DTFS) Dealer of the Year (DOTY) 2021 awards held earlier this month as a face-to-face ceremony for the first time since 2019.

And what an apt theme it was for the awards were all about rewarding and recognizing dealers and general distributors that demonstrated excellence, strong resolve and exemplary dedication in an ever-tougher environment – and 2021 was certainly a tough environment for commercial vehicle dealers.

As Michael Dietz, President and CEO of Daimler Truck Southern Africa said: “I take my hat off to all the winning dealers and general distributors. Last year was certainly not a walk in the park and it takes an unwavering commitment to excellence and resilience to be recognised among the very best in our retail network.

“Collectively our dealers and general distributors have pivoted DTSA to new heights and continued to deliver the highest standards of service and sales against all odds. I would like to extend the depth of my gratitude to their willingness to go the extra mile in moving DTSA forward and wish them all the best as they continue to bask in the glory of their highest earned and well-deserved accolades”. 

Mike Honiball, the man with the money as CEO of Daimler Truck Financial Services was also there to extend his congratulations to all the winning dealers and general distributors. “These awards highlight the strength of our extensive network and the commitment of our dealer Finance and Insurance teams. I firmly believe that 2022 is set to be another exciting year and look forward to further opportunities of driving sales and to be closer than ever to our valued customers,” he said.

Top of the pops was Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town which scooped the highly sought-after Daimler Truck Southern Africa overall Dealer of the Year award 2021. This is the first time this dealer was won the award is a huge achievement for Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town and bears testimony to its exceptional dealer standards and overall customer satisfaction.

Mike Honiball, CEO of Daimler Truck Financial Services, took to the podium to congratulate all the winners.

A total of 29 awards in six categories were awarded this year and the results took into account performance across the full spectrum including: Sales, parts, customer service, financial services and used vehicles. The winners in other categories were:

Category 1: Best Sales Performance 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks: Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban 

FUSO Trucks: Maemo Motors Commercial Vehicles Rustenburg

Category 2: Best Sales Performance Export 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks: M&Z Motors Commercial Vehicles (Namibia)

FUSO Trucks: ZIMOCO (Zimbabwe)

Category 3: Best Customer Service & Parts (CSP) 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks:

Large Dealer – Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town

Medium Dealer – New Vaal Motors Vereeniging

Small Dealer – De Wit Motors Commercial Vehicles Ermelo

FUSO Trucks: 

Large Dealer – Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town

Medium Dealer – McCarthy Kunene Commercial Vehicles Witbank

Small Dealer – Maritime Motors Commercial Vehicles PE

Mercedes-Benz Buses:
Large Dealer – Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban

Medium Dealer – Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London

Small Dealer – Mercurius Motors Commercial Vehicles Polokwane

Freightliner:

Large Dealer – Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban

Medium Dealer – John Williams Motor Commercial Vehicles Bloemfontein

Small Dealer – Garden City Commercial Vehicles Mbombela

Category 4: Best Overall Performance Used Vehicles 

TruckStore – Cargo Commercial Vehicles Airport

Category 5: Daimler Truck Financial Services Best Sales Performance 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks:

Large Dealer – Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban

Medium Dealer – John Williams Motor Commercial Vehicles Bloemfontein

Small Dealer – Stucky Motors Volksrust

FUSO Trucks: 

Large Dealer – Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban

Medium Dealer – McCarthy Kunene Commercial Vehicles Witbank

Small Dealer – Stucky Motors Volksrust

Category 6: Best Overall Performance 

Mercedes-Benz Trucks: 

Large Dealer – Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban

Medium Dealer – Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London

Small Dealer – Stucky Motors Volksrust

FUSO Trucks: 

Large Dealer – Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town

Medium Dealer – Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London

Small Dealer – Maemo Motors Commercial Vehicles Rustenburg

Overall Dealer of the Year 2021

Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town.
FleetWatch extends a huge congratulations to all the winners. Whoopa!

Previous articleFUEL PRICE HIKES WILL DRIVE UP COSTS ACROSS VIRTUALLY ALL SUPPLY CHAINS
Next articleTransaid launches driver training project in Mozambique

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

4 × 3 =