MB Vans rewards Agent and Dealer of the Year

A total of 21 winners received awards at the Mercedes-Benz Vans Agent and Dealer of the Year ceremony. The manufacturer also celebrated record-breaking worldwide sales and excellent local results.

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The highlight of the event was the acknowledgment of two Chairman’s Award recipients, recognising the outstanding achievements of the Best Overall Agent and Dealer of the Year.

In the face of numerous obstacles and unexpected challenges throughout 2023, both on the international stage and within the local market, Mercedes-Benz Vans demonstrated remarkable resilience in South Africa. Notably, Mercedes-Benz Vans SA maintained their market leadership across their product portfolio’s respective segments.

Particularly, the Mercedes-Benz Vito showcased exceptional performance, with a 28.5% year-on-year growth in retail sales. Beyond retail sales, the service and parts division exhibited remarkable growth, achieving an excellent 12.4% increase in revenue. This success was largely driven by a 125% uptake in service contracts, highlighting Mercedes-Benz Vans’ commitment to fostering long-term customer relationships.

Winner of Chairman’s Award Best Overall Agent of the Year – Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre. Seen here are Natasha Jardim (General Manager: Sales & Fleet Mercedes-Benz Vans), Juan van Dyk (Dealer Principal: Mercedes-Benz Centurion), Gert Prinsloo (Franchise CEO: Bidvest Automotive), Lourens du Plessis (Dealer Principal: Mercedes-Benz Menlyn) and Nadia Trimmel (President: Mercedes-Benz Vans).

“While 2023 presented the South African market with undeniable challenges, we are proud to have finished the year with commendable annual results. Of course, none of this would have been possible without the dedication and unwavering support of our agents and dealers.

“Together, we are incredibly pleased to have contributed to the Mercedes-Benz Vans record-breaking global sales figures, a testament to the collective resilience and dedication of our Mercedes-Benz Vans team.” says Nadia Trimmel, President: Mercedes-Benz Vans SA.

Winner of Chairman’s Award Best Overall Dealer of the Year – Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion. Seen here are Natasha Jardim (General Manager: Sales & Fleet Mercedes-Benz Vans), Mark Croxon (Managing Director: Sandown Motors Commercial Vehicles Division), Pravinda Naidu (Head of MB Vans: Sandown Motors Commercial Vehicles Centurion) and Nadia Trimmel (President: Mercedes-Benz Vans).

Chairman’s Award Best Overall Agent of the Year: Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre.

Chairman’s Award Best Overall Dealer of the Year: Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion.

  • Agent of the Year – Award Winners

Best Sales Performance: Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre.

Best Parts Sales Performance: Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre.

Best Workshop Performance: Mercedes-Benz the Glen.

Best Marketing & Lead Management Performance: Mercedes-Benz Grand Central Motors.

Best Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Agent: Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre.

Best E-Commerce Performance: Mercedes-Benz Malmesbury.

Large Volume Agent: Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre.

Medium Volume Agent: Boland Market Centre

Small Volume Agent: Mercedes-Benz Malmesbury

Chairman’s Award Mercedes-Benz Financial Services: Boland Market Centre.

  • Dealer of the Year – Award Winners

Best Sales Performance: NMI Commercial Vehicles Durban.

Best Parts Sales Performance: Garden City Commercials Pietermaritzburg.

Best Workshop Performance: New Vaal Motors Vereeniging.

Best Marketing & Lead Management Performance: Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion.

Best Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Dealer: Mercurius Motors Polokwane Commercial Vehicles.

Large Volume Dealer: NMI Commercial Vehicles Durban.

Medium Volume Dealer: Mercurius Motors Polokwane Commercial Vehicles.

Small Volume Dealer: Garden City Commercials Pietermaritzburg.

Chairman’s Award Mercedes-Benz Financial Services: NMI Commercial Vehicles Durban.

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