Daimler Truck Southern Africa dealers and general distributors soar against all odds!
Cornél Oelofse, Franchise Executive: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Western Cape, Michael Dietz: President and CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa and Brett Rowlands, Divisional Franchise Executive: Super Group Dealerships.
  • Daimler Truck Southern Africa and Daimler Truck Financial Services reveal their cream of the crop dealers and general distributors at a glamorous awards ceremony
  • Dealers and general distributors were celebrated for rising above challenges, triumphing, and taking hold of their ambitions against all odds
  • Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town reigned supreme, scooping the highly sought-after Daimler Truck Southern Africa overall Dealer of the Year award 2021 for the first time

Hailed as the coveted awards in the commercial vehicle industry, Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) and Daimler Truck Financial Services (DTFS), rolled out the red carpet to honour its dealers and general distributors who left no stone unturned in 2021. The DTSA Dealer of the Year (DOTY) most awaited annual awards exclusively took place on 04 June 2022, as a face-to-face ceremony for the first time since 2019. Through the theme “Against All Odds”, these awards were all about rewarding and recognizing dealers and general distributors that demonstrated excellence, strong resolve, and exemplary dedication in an ever-tougher environment.

Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town stood out in the crowd as they received their first-ever Daimler Truck Southern Africa overall Dealer of the Year award 2021. This award is not only a huge achievement to Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town, but it is also an experience coveted by many in the industry and bears testament to the exceptional dealer standards and overall customer satisfaction.

Michael Dietz, President and CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa shares in the excitement of the accolades: “I take my hat off to all the winning dealers and general distributors, as DTSA, we are tremendously proud of their outstanding performance. The previous year was certainly not a walk in the park, and it takes an unwavering commitment to excellence and resilience to be recognised amongst the very best in our retail network. Collectively our dealers and general distributors have pivoted DTSA to new heights and continued to deliver the highest standards of service and sales against all odds. I would like to extend the depth of my gratitude to their willingness to go the extra mile in moving DTSA forward, and wish them all the best as they continue to bask in the glory of their highest earned and well-deserved accolades”.

“A massive congratulations to all the winning dealers and general distributors. These awards highlight the strength of our extensive network and the commitment of our dealer Finance and Insurance teams. I firmly believe that 2022 is set to be another exciting year and look forward to further opportunities of driving sales and to be closer than ever to our valued customers”, concludes Mike Honiball, CEO Daimler Truck Financial Services.

A total of 29 awards in 6 categories were awarded this year, and the results took into account performance across the full spectrum including; Sales, Parts, Customer Service, Financial Services, and Used Vehicles, and winners in other categories include the following:

1. Category: Best Sales Performance

Mercedes-Benz Trucks: Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban
FUSO Trucks: Maemo Motors Commercial Vehicles Rustenburg

2. Category: Best Sales Performance Export

Mercedes-Benz Trucks: M&Z Motors Commercial Vehicles (Namibia)
FUSO Trucks: ZIMOCO (Zimbabwe)

3. Category: Best Customer Service & Parts (CSP)

Mercedes-Benz Trucks:
Large Dealer - Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town
Medium Dealer - New Vaal Motors Vereeniging
Small Dealer - De Wit Motors Commercial Vehicles Ermelo

FUSO Trucks:
Large Dealer - Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town
Medium Dealer - McCarthy Kunene Commercial Vehicles Witbank
Small Dealer - Maritime Motors Commercial Vehicles PE

Mercedes-Benz Buses:
Large Dealer - Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban
Medium Dealer - Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London
Small Dealer - Mercurius Motors Commercial Vehicles Polokwane

Freightliner:
Large Dealer - Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban
Medium Dealer - John Williams Motor Commercial Vehicles Bloemfontein
Small Dealer - Garden City Commercial Vehicles Mbombela

4. Category: Best Overall Performance Used Vehicles

TruckStore - Cargo Commercial Vehicles Airport

5. Category: Daimler Truck Financial Services Best Sales Performance

Mercedes-Benz Trucks:
Large Dealer - Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban
Medium Dealer - John Williams Motor Commercial Vehicles Bloemfontein
Small Dealer - Stucky Motors Volksrust

FUSO Trucks:
Large Dealer - Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban
Medium Dealer - McCarthy Kunene Commercial Vehicles Witbank
Small Dealer - Stucky Motors Volksrust

6. Category: Best Overall Performance

Mercedes-Benz Trucks:
Large Dealer - Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles Durban
Medium Dealer - Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London
Small Dealer - Stucky Motors Volksrust

FUSO Trucks:
Large Dealer - Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town
Medium Dealer - Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London
Small Dealer - Maemo Motors Commercial Vehicles Rustenburg

7. The Overall Dealer of the Year 2021

Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town

A huge congratulations to all the winners!

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