Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) has opened a new R45-million UD Trucks dealership in Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal which will offer a one-stop-shop with complete sales, service, parts and finance support.
CMH is an investment holding company with well-established roots in the retail motor sector. The company representsa number of highly recognised leading brand dealerships across South Africa, including the new UD Trucks facility in Pinetown and another in Pietermaritzburg.
“We aim to provide customer satisfaction in all aspects of business and create a pleasant and challenging working environment for all our employees, as well as develop a trustworthy and strong relationship with both our shareholders and suppliers,” says Ron Byng, dealer principal of CMH Commercial UD Trucks. “We believe this new facility will enable us to provide even better and more flexible support to our customers.”
UD Trucks and CMH have a relationship that spans more than 35 years, with UD being one of the company’s first franchises. “UD Trucks is a winning brand on all fronts and the people behind the brand are passionate and professional, supporting us every step of the way,” says Byng.
Jacques Carelse, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, says this new facility is a true testimony of CMH’s commitment and faith in the UD Trucks brand.
“During the next few years, UD Trucks will be launching a number of new game-changing products and services. We are excited about the future of the brand in the country and with the support provided by CMH in the region, we know our customers will reap the benefits in their businesses,” says Carelse.
“As a manufacturer with a local presence of more than 52 years, we are privileged to have a dealer group of CMH’s calibre as not just part of our dealer network, but also our dealer council. We greatly value their input, expertise and industry knowledge and we believe that they are outstanding ambassadors of the UD Trucks brand.”
The new dealership features a number of in-house services, including brake roller and brake testing equipment, roadworthy testing, vehicle financing, maintenance contracts and transport consultancy services. Other services customers can also depend on are 24-hour roadside assistance, an express service and maintenance bay, as well as after-hours servicing.
This brings to 65 the number of UD Trucks dealers across southern and eastern Africa giving the company representation all along the major routes and trade corridors across the region,