Establishing a used car dealership in the middle of the Free State at a young age only a few years after emigrating to South Africa from Poland is no easy task.
The CMH dealerships in Ballito and Durban have swapped dealer principals, with Vernon Subramoney moving to Durban and Stuart Singleton moving north to Ballito.
Business conditions in the motor retail industry are difficult, but with the right people in your team, good leadership and a solid customer base, you can meet challenges head on.
If we’re not willing to sell a specific car to our mothers, then we are not selling it to a customer.
To be an award-winning dealership and having had one of its best-ever financial years, will always take serious team effort but also a dedicated leader.
For the second consecutive year, NMI Durban South Motors - Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban was awarded top honours as Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa’s (DTBSA) overall Dealer of the Year for 2020.
From a used car dealership in 1974 to a mega multi-franchise new vehicle dealer today. That’s the story of the Smith Auto Group (SAG) in Bloemfontein.
Doing business in a remote part of the country, notwithstanding the presence of the 8th largest coal-fired power station in the world, is easier said than done.
Just do it, like the well-known slogan says, is the approach of Christo van Schalkwyk, Dealer Principal at Eastvaal Renault/Nissan/Datsun/UD in the Mpumalanga town of Bethal.
Opening a new franchise dealership, especially in a rural area, is not something that happens often these days.
"It is all about the performance of the dealership and about relationships. Relationships between our clients and us and between the bank and us."
It is great to be recognised through an award where your efforts are measured against other competitors with the same yardstick.
An inventive initiative by Motus Kia Edenvale not only takes customer service to a new level, but also ensures the workshop remains busy.