GWM rewards top performing dealerships, staff

GWM South Africa celebrated the growth and performance of its dealer network at its 2023/2024 Dealer of the Year Awards.

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Dealers from across South Africa were called to the podium to receive one of the many awards to recognise their performance in sales, service, aftersales, vehicle accessories and vehicle financing.

The evening ended with the four winning dealers announced in the main Dealer of the Year categories – Small, Medium, Large and Mega Dealers. Haval Randfontein, Haval Springs, Haval Centurion and Haval Pretoria won in these respective categories.

“Many of the GWM dealers who received awards have been with us since we first opened our doors 16 years ago,” says Conrad Groenewald, Chief Operations Officer of GWM South Africa.

“These dealers, and the many others who have joined us along the way, have seen GWM grow from a small supplier of reliable pick-ups to a top 10 vehicle supplier with a large and exciting range of vehicles that cater to all the growing segments of the South African vehicle market.”

At the GWM Dealer Awards, the brand revealed an exciting range of upcoming models, including the GWM P Series P500, the new GWM Jolion Pro, the imposing new GWM Tank 500 and the Haval H7.

Dealerships are in the process of rebranding their GWM and Haval showrooms to showcase the new GWM brand identity with all of its sub-brands – Tank, Ora, Haval and P Series.

Returning to the Dealer of the Year Awards: dealers from as far afield as Malmesbury, Zululand, eMkhondo (Piet Retief), East London and Welkom received awards.

GWM South Africa annually reviews the performance of every single dealer in a host of different categories, including fleet sales, finance and insurance service quality (F&I), accessory sales, aftersales (the service clients receive during their ownership of a vehicle), sales performance and overall sales volume.

At the same time, GWM and its team of dealer support staff evaluate the individual performance of dealer staff and management. It awards the best performing staff in specific categories, including best sales manager, best service manager, best accessory parts manager and best dealer principal.

  • The winners:

Best Parts Managers

Dealer Category

Dealership

Winner

Very Small

Malmesbury

Simon du Preez

Small

Welkom

Nardus Bothma

Medium

Stellenbosch

Jeff Bain

Large

Alberton

Korne Coetzer

Mega

Edenvale

Craig Walker

Best Service Managers

Dealer Category

Dealership

Winner

Very Small

Piet Retief

Johan Koster

Small

Zululand

Dees Sulaman

Medium

Stellenbosch

Kimberely Sidwell

Large

Tollgate

Cindy Moodley

Mega

The Glen

Anthony Hormovas

Top Accessory Dealers

Dealer Category

Dealership

Winner

Very Small

Bela-Bela

Ryno Badenhorst

Small

Welkom

Nardus Bothma

Medium

Helderberg

Leon Adonis

Large

Alberton

Korne Coetzer

Mega

Edenvale

Craig Walker

Top Parts Dealers

Dealer Category

Dealership

Winner

Very Small

Malmesbury

Simon du Preez

Small

Welkom

Nardus Bothma

Medium

East London

Craig Engelbrecht

Large

Kempton Park

Bilal Bhoja

Mega

Edenvale

Craig Walker

Best Fleet Dealers

Dealer Category

Dealer

Very Small

Haval Eswatini (Cross Border)

Very Small

Haval Mokopane

Small

Haval Tzaneen

Medium

Haval Shelly Beach

Large

Haval Plumstead

Mega

Haval Fourways

Best F&I

Dealer Category

Dealer

Very Small

Haval Bela-Bela

Small

Haval Potchefstroom

Medium

Haval Helderberg

Large

Haval Midrand

Mega

Haval Pretoria

Best Sales Manager

Dealer Category

Dealer

Winner

Mega

Haval Pretoria

Milton Papadakis

Best Dealer Principal

Category

Dealer

Dealer Principal

Mega

Haval The Glen

David Venter

Best Selling Dealers

Dealer Category

Dealer

Region

Very Small

Haval Bela-Bela

SACU

Small

Haval Randfontein

SACU

Medium

Haval Springs

SACU

Large

Haval Centurion

SACU

Mega

Haval Pretoria

SACU

Small

Haval Zimbabwe

Cross Border

Medium

Haval Mauritius

Cross Border

Dealers of the Year

Dealer Category

Dealer

Small

Haval Randfontein

Medium

Haval Springs

Large

Haval Centurion

Mega

Haval Pretoria

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