Hino South Africa won three international awards for outstanding sales and after-sales performance in 2013 at the recent 2nd Hino Motors’ Middle East, West Asia and Africa Regional Meeting in Dubai.
The sales and support team from Hino SA which contributed towards winning two awards at the Hino Motors regional meeting in Dubai was (from left) : Charles Araujo ( Regional Sales Support Manager) , Edmund Veeriah (National Manager Government and Tender ) , IJ Greeff (Senior Sales Manager), Marius Cramer (Regional Sales Support Manager) , Arthur Frazer ( Strategic Accounts Manager)
The most important achievement was for its continuing membership of the 3000 Club, which is for Hino global distributors who retail 3 000 or more units a year. This is the third successive year that Hino SA has passed this benchmark number. It is the only distributor in Africa to be a member of this exclusive club, with Algeria being the next best performer on the continent with sales of 1 927 units in 2013.
Hino SA was also rewarded for sales growth as it increased total sales from 3 295 units in 2012 to 3 461 units last year. Other countries in Africa to receive this recognition were Algeria, Morocco and Egypt, underling the growing demand in Africa.
The third award that went to Hino SA was in the Parts Department of the Year category, where the dividing line is at 80% achievement of the available 144 points. Hino SA was the only distributor in Africa to qualify for this award.
“We are very pleased to have fared so well in competitions aimed at improving the sales volumes and after-service performance at Hino distributors outside Japan,” commented the vice president of Hino SA, Ernie Trautmann. “We realise that the African market is seen as a significant growth region for Hino trucks and we are determined to play our part in making the Hino brand and its products an even bigger player in the highly competitive local market.”
The team at Hino SA that contributed to winning the Parts Department of the Year award was (from left) Khatu Mudonde (Assistant Manager: Parts Operation) , Dorcas Karosa (Parts Maintenance) . Chris Jansen Van Vuuren ( Parts manager), Gao Malau (Inventory Manager) and Charl Oosthuizen (Senior Co-ordinator Parts Information)