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.
So far 2020 has been a year of change, of pivoting towards a new normal and above all, to survive the many challenges the year violently hurled at us. But for some, it is turning out to be a year of facing those challenges and embracing the new opportunities it brings with it.
Dealerfloor spoke to the man in charge of the very successful Hyundai Dealership in the North West mining city of Rustenburg. Hugh Watson is the DP at FNFM Motors (Pty) Ltd Hyundai Rustenburg and recent winner of ABSA’s Golden Partner Award.
When you walk into the office of any DP a day before month end and the end of the quarter is looming at the same time, you will expect a fair bit of running around and accompanying tension, with even a bit of screaming and aggression.
Hyundai Hermanus is a small, rural dealership with a real personal touch. They know their local customers by name – they are family, almost. And that is the name of the game to be successful in a smaller, tougher rural market.