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Cape dealership secures back-to-back win of prestigious top award

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A thrilled Cornél Oelofse (centre), Franchise Executive, Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town with Brett Rowlands (left), Executive, Super Group Dealerships and Saskia Le Roux, Chief Financial Officer, Super Group dealerships celebrates the double whammy of winning the 2022 Overall Dealer of the year as well as the Bus Dealer of the Year. Whoopa!
A thrilled Cornél Oelofse (centre), Franchise Executive, Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town with Brett Rowlands (left), Executive, Super Group Dealerships and Saskia Le Roux, Chief Financial Officer, Super Group dealerships celebrates the double whammy of winning the 2022 Overall Dealer of the year as well as the Bus Dealer of the Year. Whoopa!

They’ve done it again. For the second consecutive year, the team at Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town have dispelled the myth that Capetonians spend most of their time smoking zols while strolling on the beach and gazing up at Table Mountain whispering: “Hey, like wow. That’s a beautiful mountain. Was that there yesterday man?”

No, they obviously do much more than that as evidenced by the fact that Cornél Oelofse and his team at Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town have, for the second year in a row, won the coveted 2022 Overall Dealer of the Year award in the highly contested annual Daimler Truck South Africa Dealer of the Year awards.

At a plush ceremony held this month, a total of fourteen awards across eight categories were awarded, with the most prestigious being the 2022 Overall Dealer of the Year Award. This award is reserved for the dealer or general distributor with the best performance across sales, marketing, customer service and parts, and for upholding the highest dealer standard. The objective is to recognise the best of the very best, and for the second consecutive year, Cornél Oelofse and his team have come out the best.

The event was held to acknowledge dealers and general distributors for their 2022 performance under the theme of “outshining the limits”. This is exactly what the dealers and general distributors did in the period, registering new vehicles and parts sales records specifically for Mercedes-Benz Trucks and FUSO trucks, while achieving benchmark penetration rates for Daimler Truck Financial Services, in addition to contributing to the growth of the used truck business under the TruckStore brand.

A full pack of cards to celebrate Orbit Commercial Vehicle Cape Town’s win as Daimler Truck South Africa’s Overall 2022 Dealer of the Year, from left: Mike Honiball: CEO Daimler Truck Financial Services South Africa; Jason Brunninger: General Manager Mercedes-Benz Buses; Cornél Oelofse, Franchise Executive, Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape; Brett Rowlands: Executive, Super Group Dealerships; Maretha Gerber: Vice President Sales & Marketing, Daimler Truck South Africa; Ziyad Gaba: Vice President Customer Service, Parts and Downstream, Daimler Truck South Africa; and Kevin Wels: Head of Dealer Network.
A full pack of cards to celebrate Orbit Commercial Vehicle Cape Town’s win as Daimler Truck South Africa’s Overall 2022 Dealer of the Year, from left: Mike Honiball: CEO Daimler Truck Financial Services South Africa; Jason Brunninger: General Manager Mercedes-Benz Buses; Cornél Oelofse, Franchise Executive, Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape; Brett Rowlands: Executive, Super Group Dealerships; Maretha Gerber: Vice President Sales & Marketing, Daimler Truck South Africa; Ziyad Gaba: Vice President Customer Service, Parts and Downstream, Daimler Truck South Africa; and Kevin Wels: Head of Dealer Network.

Michael Dietz, President and Group CEO of Daimler Truck Southern Africa, said: “The year 2022 was an all-time high for all our brands and I am convinced that our dealers and general distributors are the benchmark in Southern  Africa. Our  comprehensive  network ensures support to all our customers throughout the entire region and the performance of our partners in the past year is a testament to their enormous effort to provide excellent customer service.”

He extended massive congratulations to all the winners across all the award categories and special congratulations went to Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town for winning Overall Dealer of the Year for the second consecutive  year. 

The ever affable Mike Honiball, CEO Daimler Truck Financial Services, was also there to congratulate all the winning dealers. “I also want to thank our entire network for your commitment, hard work and for outshining the limits in 2022. We look forward to what we can collectively achieve in 2023,” said Honiball.

Apart from the overall Dealer of the Year award, the other award categories and winners were:

Best Retail Sales Dealer for the recognition of the dealer group with the consistent highest monthly target achievement on retail sales.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town.

FUSO Trucks Winner: Ronnies Motors  Commercial  Vehicles  East London.

Best Customer Service and Parts (CSP) Dealer for the recognition of the dealer with the consistent highest quarterly target achievement on parts sales and monthly service CSI.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: New Vaal Motors Vereeniging.

FUSO Trucks Winner: Cargo Commercial Vehicles Airport.

Best CSP & Overall Bus Dealer for the recognition of the Bus Dealer with the consistent highest monthly target achievement on Parts Sales and Service CSI as well as the Bus Dealer with the highest overall monthly target achievement on Retail Sales and CSP combined.

Mercedes-Benz  Bus (CSP) Winner: Mercurius Motors Polokwane Commercial Vehicles.

Mercedes-Benz Bus (Overall) Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town.

Best Export Partner for the recognition of the export partners with the consistent highest monthly target achievement on export sales and parts sales.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: Naledi Motors Gaborone.

FUSO Trucks Winner: Zimoco.

Best Daimler Truck Financial Services Dealer for the recognition of the dealer group with the consistent highest monthly achievement on finance penetration.

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: New Vaal Motors Vereeniging.

FUSO Trucks Winner: Ronnies Motors  Commercial Vehicles  East London.

A total of fourteen awards across eight categories were awarded to various dealers for their sterling efforts in ‘Outshining the Limits’ during 2022. Here the winning dealers are seen with management members of Daimler Truck South Africa.
A total of fourteen awards across eight categories were awarded to various dealers for their sterling efforts in ‘Outshining the Limits’ during 2022. Here the winning dealers are seen with management members of Daimler Truck South Africa.

Best TruckStore Agent for the recognition of the Truckstore Agent with the consistent highest monthly sales to target achievement.

Winner: Cargo Commercial Vehicles Airport.

Most Improved Dealer & Export Partner for the recognition of the dealer within South Africa and an export partner with the highest improvement in performance from the previous year on selected KPIs.

South African Dealer Winner: Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion.

Export Partner Winner: Zimoco.
FleetWatch would also like to extend huge congratulations to all the winners. These are the people at the coal-front and that front has been a difficult one to navigate over the past few years. Well done to all.

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