- Industry News
- 23 October 2020
A new dealership has opened its doors in Paarl in the Western Cape – exactly 75 years after its original parent company started doing business.
Very few, if any, Dealer Principals (DPs) out there can boast a career path like Guy Kilfoil of BMW Bedfordview.
The Rola Volvo franchise in Helderberg has implemented its global parent company’s practice of assigning every Volvo owner his or her own Personal Service Technician (PST).
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The procurement of vehicles by the South African government, like many other countries, should be entirely linked to local manufacturers, says Dr Martyn Davies, MD of emerging markets and Africa at Deloitte and the firm’s African automotive lead partner.
Vehicle sales results since June this year have allayed fears of a “doomsday scenario”, says JSE-listed Combined Motor Holdings (CMH).
With a little more than two months to go before the start of the 2021 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia on 3 January 2021, Dealerfloor spoke to Terence Marsh, CEO and founder at Red-Lined Motoring Adventure about the South African influence on the race.