Walking the extra mile for customers, colleagues and the dealership comes naturally to the workshop team at Barloworld Ford Alberton.
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.
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.
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.
Employees at dealerships all over South Africa are spending most of their time at the dealership, away from home.
Xolani Mkhwanazi – Dealer Principal of Barloworld Ford Alberton – was his parents’ pride and joy.
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.
Hatfield VW Rivonia - a 2019 Absa Golden Dealer Award winner - recently published their own rendition of the popular Jerusalema dance.
Dealer principals who achieved top marks for aftersales in Kia’s recent annual awards all point to the training provided by Kia as the basis for their success. Dealerfloor asked Kia what its aftersales training entails.
In the Golden Gate heartland of the Eastern Free State, is another golden jewel in the form of Morgan Nissan Bethlehem. This dealership was recently awarded ABSA’s Golden Partner status, the first time ever that the dealership has achieved this great feat. The Bethlehem dealership is part of the Morgan Nissan Group.
New-vehicle sales in South Africa have not recovered after lockdown and have not come even close to pre-COVID-19 sales figures … except the Toyota Hilux.
Two young women of the staff of close to 100 working at one of Cape Town’s biggest and most influential used-car dealerships, say they now have a future that they would not have had without Wingfield Motors.
Auto electrician, truck brakes specialist and trainee Java programmer Lunga Sibiya is keenly interested in electric vehicles, but he tells his young cousins there will be a need for petrol and diesel mechanics for decades to come.