UD Trucks has announced the establishment of a new dealership in Harrismith, Free State. The dealership, which will officially open its doors on September 4th, is strategically located inside the Highway Junction truck-stop next to the busy N3 highway and will offer UD fleet owners convenient sales, service and maintenance support.
The dealership forms part of the Morgan Group, which also owns the UD Trucks dealership in Welkom. This brings to 36 the number of dealers UD Trucks currently has in South Africa.
“Our partnership with UD Trucks spans over 12 years and during this time we have come to appreciate everything the brand stands for and aspires to,” says Dicky Roux, dealer principal of UD Trucks Harrismith. “UD Trucks truly know South African customers and local operating conditions and therefore offer exceptionally built, quality and durable products. We are happy to continue our investment in the UD Trucks brand.”
Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa, says the company is pleased to continue its partnership with the Morgan Group in Harrismith.
“With the N3 being the main corridor between Gauteng and the Durban port, Harrismith is crucial to our objective of being there for our customers wherever they operate,” says Swanepoel. “We have every confidence in the ability of the Morgan Group and their Harrismith team to go the extra mile for UD fleet owners and to provide them with a level of service that surpass expectations.”
Apart from scheduled maintenance and after-hours servicing (by appointment), the Harrismith dealership is also able to assist in case of an emergency breakdown in the area – a crucial service to get fleet owners’ assets back on the road as soon as possible.
There are also sleeping facilities available for drivers’ convenience as their trucks are being serviced. The Highway Junction truck stop also offers an onsite clinic, restaurants and even a laundromat.
The dealership also keeps a full parts department with daily deliveries directly from UD Trucks Southern Africa. This service dealership also boasts UD Trucks-accredited technicians and apprentices, as well as a parts manager, general manager and several other support staff.
“We value our investment in the UD Trucks brand, thus all our staff are fully qualified for their respective positions. As an ever-expanding company, we also offer additional skills development opportunities to our staff to provide our customers with the best possible service,” says Roux. “This goes a long way in building quality partnerships with our customers and ensuring that we meet their trucking needs into the future.”