UD Trucks Southern Africa honors its dealers for driving change in 2023 through innovation
UD Trucks Cape Town Overall Dealer of the Year

The year 2023 was an event-filled year for UD Trucks Southern Africa (UDTSA), following numerous achievements across its sales and aftersales business areas which resulted in a positive effect on the overall business growth for the brand.

To recognise dealers who contributed significantly to the exceptional performance in 2023, UDTSA hosted its Annual Dealer Conference (ADC) on 02 May 2024 at the prestigious Westin Hotel in Cape Town, which provided the perfect backdrop for the highly coveted awards ceremony.

This year, the awards were celebrated under the apt theme “A celebration of continuous innovation”, shining the spotlight to dealers who propelled change through innovation and created favorable conditions to adapt in what was a dynamic operating environment.

Scooping the biggest awards of the event for excellent customer satisfaction, exceptional business performance and outstanding aftermarket achievements. AutoSueco Namibia took home the title of Dealer of the Year 2023 for the Emerging Markets, whilst locally, the Dealer of the Year for the medium dealer was honored to UD Trucks Ermelo, and lastly, UD Trucks Cape Town was bestowed with the prestigious title of the overall Dealer of the Year.

Fabrice Gorlier, Senior Vice President, UD Trucks International Sales commends dealers for a stellar performance: “UDTSA remains one of the biggest markets outside of Japan, and the impressive performance from its dealer network in 2023 further affirms the brand’s strong foothold in Southern Africa. With the robust retail excellence strategy, South Africa will continue to prioritize the evolving business requirements of our customers through offering a range of quality products, comprehensive services, and superior customer support.” 

The event saw a total of 34 awards in 31 categories this year, with the results measuring dealers who achieved tremendous scores across all areas including Sales, Administration, Parts, Service Agreements, Connected Services, Customer Service, Financial Services. 

Filip Van den Heede, Managing Director UD Trucks Southern Africa had this to say: “As UDTSA, we would like to commend all the winning dealers across the region. These awards not only send a strong message about the strength of our extensive dealer network and its commitment to delivering exceptional service and sales to our customers. Just as importantly, these awards also bear testament to the extraordinary individuals and teams who achieved excellence in 2023 in an even tougher operating environment, setting new standards for success. We are excited about the year ahead as we continue to work together to pivot UDTSA to greater heights, and ensure our customers have access to smart logistics solutions”.

A massive congratulations to the UDTSA network of over 49 locations across Southern Africa, UDTSA customers are always assured of a dealer or Service Center nearby - wishing you another successful year ahead as you continue to put the brand on the map.