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East London dealership scoops prestigious overall DOTY award

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DAIMLER Truck Southern Africa hosted its Dealer of the Year awards, to recognise dealers and general distributors for their 2023 performance. The theme for the awards evening was Fortune Favours the Brave, to commend dealers and general distributors for demonstrating bravery and emerging victorious in 2023. As a result, Mercedes-Benz Trucks maintained its market leadership position in the Extra Heavy Commercial Vehicle segment, while sustained growth was recorded for FUSO Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, TruckStore and Daimler Truck Financial Services.

Twelve awards across seven award categories were handed out at the exclusive gala dinner, with the most sought-after award of the evening, the 2023 Overall Dealer of the Year award being won by Ronnies Commercial Vehicles East London.

In addition and for the first time, Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles, being the 2023 Overall Dealer Of The Year, is also recognised as the Daimler Truck Overseas (DTO) EliteClass winner for Southern Africa and will represent our region at the Global EliteClub Awards in Germany, later in 2024. The DTO EliteClub global partner recognition programme aims to appreciate and award the highest performance across the entire DTO network, including regional centres: Australia, Central Africa, Latina, Middle East & Africa, Southern Africa and East Asia, for being one of the pillars for sustainable success.

“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, said Michael Dietz, president and group CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa.

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 Ronnie’s Motors for this colossal achievement”

Other award categories and winners are:

Best Retail Sales Dealer for the recognition of the dealer group with the consistent 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 consistent 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 consistent 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 consistent 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 consistent highest monthly achievement on Finance Penetration.

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

Best TruckStore Agent for the recognition of the TruckStore Agent with the consistent highest monthly sales to target achievement.

  • Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town.

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