‘Tales of Triumph’ at MB Vans Agent & Dealer of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Vans held its annual Agent & Dealer of the Year event to recognise and celebrate the achievements of those who drove the company’s success in South Africa during 2022.

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“Reflecting on the past year, our journey was one of remarkable milestones and triumphs, even as we navigated through numerous challenges and obstacles. In the ever-evolving landscape of the competitive South African market, it is the unwavering determination and hard work of our agents and dealers that consistently propel us to reach new heights, year after year,” says Nadia Trimmel, the President of Mercedes-Benz Vans SA.

“By showcasing and promoting our local South African talents and products at this year’s Agent & Dealer of the Year, we aimed to foster economic growth and sustainability, ultimately contributing to the prosperity of the regions we serve. This initiative not only exemplifies our dedication to corporate citizenship but also demonstrates our belief in the strength and potential of local enterprises. At the end of the day, empowering local talent and entrepreneurship is not just a choice, but a responsibility we gladly shoulder as part of our corporate ethos at Mercedes-Benz Vans,” she says.

Chairman’s Award Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Agent): Mercedes-Benz Grand Central Motors. Here is Nadia Trimmel (President: Mercedes-Benz Vans), Venerson Sinivasan (Dealer Principal Mercedes-Benz Grand Central Motors) and Robert Hoffmann (CEO: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services).
Chairman’s Award Best Overall Agent of the Year: Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre. Here is Reuben Pillay (Dealer Principal Wonderboom), Natasha Jardim (General Manager Sales & Fleet Mercedes-Benz Vans), Lourens du Plessis (Dealer Principal Mercedes-Benz Menlyn), Nadia Trimmel (President: Mercedes-Benz Vans) and Juan van Dyk (Dealer Principal Mercedes-Benz Centurion).

This year’s event focused on the theme ‘Tales of Triumph’, as the event was spent recalling the many stories of prevailing and prospering in 2022, even in the face of difficulties and hurdles. Among the attendees were representatives from the extensive Mercedes-Benz Vans agent and dealer network, stretching across South Africa, Namibia, Eswatini and Botswana.

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Award (Dealer): Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town. Here is Robert Hoffmann (CEO: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services), Cornél Oelofse (Franchise Executive Orbit Commercial Vehicles) and Nadia Trimmel (President Mercedes-Benz Vans).
Chairman’s Award Best Overall Dealer of the Year: Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion. Here is Nadia Trimmel (President: Mercedes-Benz Vans), Mark Croxon (Managing Director Sandown Motors Commercial Vehicles Division) and Natasha Jardim (General Manager Sales & Fleet Mercedes-Benz Vans).

Twenty-one winners were selected for their commitment to excellence in various facets of their retail operations. The pinnacle of the event was the recognition of four Chairman’s Award winners, given to the best overall achievers in the following categories:

Chairman’s Awards Best Overall Agent & Dealer of the Year:

Chairman’s Award Best Overall Agent of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre

Chairman’s Award Best Overall Dealer of the Year

Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion

Chairman’s Awards Mercedes-Benz Financial Services:

Chairman’s Award Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Agent)

Mercedes-Benz Grand Central Motors

Chairman’s Award Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (Dealer)

Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town

Agent of the Year – Award Winners

Category

Winner

Best Sales Performance

Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre

Best Parts Sales Performance

Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre

Best Workshop Performance

Mercedes-Benz Johannesburg North

Best Lead Management Performance

Maritime Motors

Best Marketing & CSR Initiative

De Wit Motors

Best Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Agent

Mercedes-Benz Grand Central Motors

Large Volume Agent

Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre

Medium Volume Agent

Mercedes-Benz Grand Central Motors

Small Volume Agent

De Wit Motors

Chairman’s Award Best Overall Agent of the Year

Mercedes-Benz Gauteng North Brand Centre

Chairman’s Award Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Mercedes-Benz Grand Central Motors

Dealer of the Year – Award Winners

Category

Winner

Best Sales Performance

Ronnies Motors

Best Parts Sales Performance

Cargo Motors Klerksdorp

Best Workshop Performance

Garden City Motors Bloemfontein Commercial Vehicles

Best Lead Management Performance

Maemo Motors Commercial Vehicles

Best Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Dealer

Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion

Large Volume Dealer

Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion

Medium Volume Dealer

Mercurius Motors Polokwane Commercial Vehicles

Small Volume Dealer

Stucky Motors

Chairman’s Award Best Overall Dealer of the Year

Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion

Chairman’s Award Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town

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