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KZN 24 Deon Olivier

Small move, big difference

A few months ago, Deon Olivier, sales manager at Toyota in Pietermaritzburg, moved his desk less than 150 metres, but that small move soon led to a 10-15% sales increase.

  • 1 September 2020
KZN 12 Ronald Reddy JMC Changa

Take a load off

Roland Reddy, long-time sales executive at Metro Cars in the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, has two lesser-spotted vehicles he recommends to any spaza owner or courier contractor, if he can only get them to trust cars from China.

  • 31 August 2020
BMW Secunda 2

Proven customer loyalty in Secunda

In a recent Forbes study, it was again confirmed that it can cost a business up to five times more to acquire new customers, as opposed to retaining the ones you have.

  • 31 August 2020
Hillcrest Toyota Express Service

The Queen of Quick

Managers are taught no one is indispensable in a business, but at Toyota Hillcrest, Workshop Manager Elsa Mollentze comes very close to being that one cog that keeps the machine turning.

  • 28 August 2020

Looking after the oldies

Car manufacturers promote the continued scheduled servicing of cars by the franchised dealership and use words such as “original equipment”, but how important is this?

  • 28 August 2020
IMG 9933

Merging two dealerships makes business sense

Just like the branches of a tree need pruning to actually strengthen the tree and produce quality fruit, it sometimes makes business sense to “move” a part of a business to be able to strengthen its core. With this in mind, Motus Honda Northcliff recently merged with Motus Honda West Rand.

  • 28 August 2020

A special truck for a special company

A very special Mercedes-Benz Actros truck was recently delivered to Kelrn Tansport in Barkley West. It was an Actros 2652LS/33 Truck Tractor, and its chassis code shows that it is the 750 000th completely knocked down (CKD) kit produced in the Daimler Trucks and Busses Plant in Woerth, Germany.

  • 26 August 2020
In the 80s 1

Family at the heart of the Toyota Family philosophy

A beacon in Upington is the local Toyota dealership. It is a family business with a fascinating history and notwithstanding its distant location, it still plays a substantial role in Toyota South Africa’s success story.

  • 25 August 2020
KZN 18 Cole Catlett

All hail the Almera

Cole Catlett, senior sales executive at Nissan Pietermaritzburg says while there are many automatic sedans for people who need a car for ride hailing, she recommends the Nissan Almera.

  • 25 August 2020
KZN 21 Ricardo Pillay back and Alwyne Reed at Mahindra Pmb

Leading Mahindra’s growth charge

Ask anybody interested in cars what is South Africa’s fastest growing auto brand and nine times out of ten they’ll get it wrong.

  • 24 August 2020
Rola Ford Caledon in the Western Cape

Rola Ford Caledon - Going further

One of five Rola Ford branches serving the Cape Winelands, Overstrand, Overberg and the Garden Route, Rola Ford Caledon, under Dealer Principal Marco Calitz, has been going the extra mile serving the local farmers and broader community for several years now.

  • 19 August 2020
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