Top honours for Ronnies at DTSA awards

Twelve awards across seven award categories were handed out at the Daimler Truck Southern Africa Dealer of the Year awards with Ronnies Commercial Vehicles East London scooping up the top accolades.

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In addition, and for the first time, Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles was also recognised as the Daimler Truck Overseas (DTO) EliteClass winner for Southern Africa and will represent the region at the Global EliteClub Awards in Germany later in 2024.

The DTO EliteClub global partner’s recognition programme aims to recognise and award the highest performance across the entire DTO network, including regional centres: Australia, Central Africa, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Southern Africa and East Asia, for being one of the pillars for sustainable success.

André Botha, Jonathan Cotterell, Russell Grigg and Michael Dietz.

“A massive congratulations to Ronnies Commercial Vehicles East London and its entire team for walking away with the most prestigious award of the evening: Overall 2023 Dealer of the Year and for being Southern Africa’s first DTO EliteClass winner. Your commitment to excellence did not go unnoticed and fortune favoured the bravery, resilience and determination you displayed in 2023. Congratulations to all other nominees and winners, collectively we set the benchmark for the local commercial vehicle industry,” says Michael Dietz, President and Group CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa.

André Botha, Russell Grigg and Jonathan Cotterell.
(On stage): Michael Dietz, Zozibini Tunzi, Mike Honiball, Wayne Jordaan, Shibly Farook, Cornel Oelofse, Wolf Edmayr, André Botha, Ismail Abduragmaan, Jason Brunninger, Jonathan Cotterell and Maretha Gerber. Left to right (sitting and in front): Ziyad Gaba, Thabo Moloi, Mark Croxon and Russell Grigg.

Mike Honiball, CEO for Daimler Truck Financial Services, adds: “Daimler Truck Financial Services continues to flourish and grow, it is thanks to the support from our network. Well done to all the winners and especially Ronnies Motors for this colossal achievement.”

Other award categories and winners are:

Best Retail Sales Dealer for the recognition of the dealer group with the consistently highest monthly target achievement on Retail Sales:

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: Maemo Motors Commercial Vehicles Rustenburg.
  • FUSO Trucks Winner: Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London.

Best Customer Service and Parts (CSP) Dealer for the recognition of the dealer with the consistently highest quarterly target achievement on parts sales and monthly service CSI:

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Worcester.
  • FUSO Trucks Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Worcester.

Best CSP & Overall Bus Dealer for the recognition of the Bus Dealer with the consistently highest monthly target achievement on Parts Sales and Service CSI as well as the Bus Dealer with the highest overall monthly target achievement on Retail Sales and CSP combined:

  • Mercedes-Benz Bus (CSP) Winner: Sandown Commercial Vehicles Bus Centre.
  • Mercedes-Benz Bus (Overall) Winner: Sandown Commercial Vehicles Bus Centre.

Best Export Partner for the recognition of the Export Partners with the consistently highest monthly target achievement on Export Sales and Parts Sales:

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: Naledi Motors Gaborone.
  • FUSO Trucks Winner: M&Z Commercial Vehicles Windhoek.

Best Daimler Truck Financial Services Dealer for the recognition of the dealer group with the consistently highest monthly achievement on Finance Penetration:

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion.
  • FUSO Trucks Winner: Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London.
  • Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town.

Best TruckStore Agent for the recognition of the TruckStore Agent with the consistently highest monthly sales to target achievement:

  • Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town.

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