Dealerfloor recently chatted with Guy Kilfoil of BMW/MINI Bedfordview. We tried to list all the awards they have racked up in the last four years.
The Claassen family this year celebrates 23 years of Mercedes-Benz sales and service in the Helderberg, making it the longest standing family-owned Mercedes-Benz agent in the Western Cape.
You can almost see motivation sparking off the sales staff as they work the phones at desks lining the walls around a dozen gleaming vehicles. We asked Dealer Principal Anthea Walter-Girout how she managed such “gees” in her business, and she proudly pointed to her lieutenant, Cindy Potso, amid a noisy chorus of hallalas, ululations and hoots as staff send off another client in a new car.
Supertech Group, already pioneers in marketing BMW vehicles with lifestyle initiatives at its six dealerships, has launched a Golf Association that offers two value-add packages.
Yugen Naidoo runs a relatively small used-car dealership in Pietermaritzburg, but managed to become an Absa Golden Partner in his first year of sourcing vehicle financing with the bank. Dealerfloor met with him to find out how he managed this achievement.
In the far northern part of South-Africa, the leadership at Mercurius Motors Limpopo has just changed hands with Johannes Pheiffer taking over at the helm as Regional Dealer Principal.
Midbay Motors in Richards Bay was recently awarded the Absa Golden Award for medium-sized franchises. Dealerfloor asked Tracey Coetzer, Dealer Principal at the VW franchise of Midbay Motors, to tell us more about the family-owned business on KZN’s North Coast.
Walking the extra mile for customers, colleagues and the dealership comes naturally to the workshop team at Barloworld Ford Alberton.
The Morgan Group recently acquired a Nissan dealership in Lydenburg, bringing the number of Nissan dealerships in the group to eight, three UD Trucks and a Renault dealership, covering five provinces.
Employees at dealerships all over South Africa are spending most of their time at the dealership, away from home.
The well-known BB Group, headed by Arnold du Plessis, now has a strong footprint in Welkom on the Free State Goldfields with the acquisition of the Haval, Hyundai and Renault dealerships in the city.
The passing of Hajee Aboobaker Suleiman Tayob (78), the patriarch behind Bakers Transport, Bakers Tankers and the Supertech Group, led to an outpouring of memories from people in all walks of life who remember how this formidable man had helped them.
Xolani Mkhwanazi – Dealer Principal of Barloworld Ford Alberton – was his parents’ pride and joy.