UD Trucks Southern Africa recognised the achievements of its regional independent network at its annual dealer awards ceremony. Awards were presented to winners in 24 categories, ranging from the technicians, driver trainers, parts, service and sales executives, to finance and administration specialists.
“Our annual dealer awards acknowledge all the top achievers in the various categories who have excelled and surpassed the stringent quality standards we have implemented across all of the 47 UD Trucks dealerships in the region,” said Gert Swanepoel, managing director of UD Trucks Southern Africa. “Ultimately, we aim to provide the same quality service and support to all UD fleet owners, no matter the size of their fleet or where they operate across southern and eastern Africa.”
Top honours in the Dealer of Year category went to CMH Commercial Pinetown. During his acceptance speech, Dealer Principal, Ron Byng, commended his entire team for “their hard work and commitment to delivering the best support and service at every opportunity”.
The Medium Dealer of the Year award was presented to UD Trucks Magnis Zululand from Richards Bay. The winner of the Developing Markets Dealer of the Year category was NTT Botswana from Gaborone.
The various winners set new benchmarks in all the various disciplines within a dealership; from administration, training to sales and aftermarket care. They are also stand-out performers when it comes to teamwork, communication and cooperation across all departments, and simply go the extra mile in everything they do.
“To us it is all about providing quality products, quality parts and quality service. Most importantly, UD Trucks is all about quality people who have reached a level of excellence that sets them apart from the rest. All of this adds up to providing quality support for our customers,” explained Swanepoel.
“We believe our dealers’ professionalism, passion and dependability is what differentiate them in this highly-competitive market.”