Renault rewards top dealers, individuals and groups

Renault South Africa, part of Motus, held its Annual Dealer of the Year Awards ceremony recently honouring dealerships and motor groups for their success during 2023.

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Held at The Maslow Time Square in Pretoria, the annual gala event shines a spotlight on the top dealers’ unwavering commitment to excellence and outstanding contributions throughout the year.

The top honours in the category for large dealerships went to Group 1 Renault The Glen, with the medium winner Renault Bruma, while the category for small dealerships was awarded to Auto City Group Renault Heidelberg, and the category for micro dealerships was scooped by Kelston Renault Queenstown.

Dealerfloor approached the four category winners of the Dealer of the Year titles for their reaction, and this is what they had to say:

George Stegmann (Dealer Principal at Group 1 Renault The Glen): “I want to express my gratitude for the award. This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our team. We are honoured to be recognised as Renault Dealer of the Year and remain committed to going above and beyond for our customers and our community."

Muhammed Asvat (Parts Manager at Bruma Renault): “It is with great honour that Renault Bruma accepts the Dealer of the Year award. This recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction and innovation within the automotive industry. Our dedicated team has worked tirelessly to achieve this milestone, and this award is testament to their hard work, commitment and passion. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our customers, partners and the entire Renault family for their continued support and trust.”

Albert Grobler Jnr (Dealer Principal at AutoCity Group Renault Heidelberg): “To hear your dealer is a winner is awesome, but difficult to put into words. Winning such a prestigious award is both rewarding for a year’s hard work and also a massive privilege to hold the Dealer of the Year title for a full year.”

Johan van der Merwe (Dealer Principal at Kelston Renault Queenstown): “WoW, what a wonderful feeling seeing Queenstown on the big screen. I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I could put it into words. Bringing the award back to the dealership and getting the entire dealership together and thanking them for what they have done, is truly an honour. The happiness was tangible as the team celebrated together. Thank you Renault SA.”

Group 1 Renault The Glen won the Large Category. Here are Albrecht Grundel (Renault VP Aftersales), George Stegmann (DP), Shumani Tshifularo (Renault CEO) and Zian van Heerden (Renault VP Sales & Operations).
Renault Bruma won the Medium Category. Here are Albrecht Grundel (Renault VP Aftersales), Muhammed Asvat (Parts Manager Bruma Renault), Shumani Tshifularo (Renault CEO) and Zian van Heerden (Renault VP Sales & Operations).

A number of other import awards were also presented at the gala event:

BB Auto Group took a very important trophy home when it was awarded the Best Overall Achievement.

Motus Automotive Retail Group took the honours for the Retailer of the Year as well as for Most Improved Group.

The McCarthy Group walked away with the title for the Most Consistent Performer, while the Eastvaal Motor Group was awarded the Most Improved Sales Market Penetration title, and The Prestige Group was awarded the Most Consistent Sales and Quality title.

AutoCity Group Renault Heidelberg won the Small Category. Here are Albrecht Grundel (Renault VP Aftersales), Albert Grobler Jnr (DP), Shumani Tshifularo Renault CEO) and Zian van Heerden (Renault VP Sales & Operations).
Kelston Renault Queenstown won the Micro Category. Seen here are Albrecht Grundel (Renault VP Aftersales), Shumani Tshifularo (Renault CEO), Johan van der Merwe (DP) and Zian van Heerden (Renault VP Sales & Operations).

A number of Individual awards winners were revealed, here are some of them:

• Renault Rustenburg, Medium-First Place, Victor Mosuwe - Sales Executive.

• Renault Centurion, Large-First Place, Dakalo Ndou - Sales Executive.

• Renault Rustenburg, Medium-First Place, Mackdonald Moche - Sales Manager.

• Renault Menlyn, Large-First Place, Christo Blake - Parts Manager.

• Renault Melrose Arch, Large-First Place, Tania Coetzee - Pre-Owned Sales Manager.

• Renault Bronkhorstspruit, Micro-First Place, Isaac Masombuka - Parts Manager.

• Renault Bronkhorstspruit, Micro-First Place, Annerie Wilken - Service Manager.

• Renault Clearwater, Large-First Place, Lesley-Ann Viviers - Service Advisor.

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