Honda Motor Southern Africa honoured their top-performing automotive dealership performers during a banquet ceremony at Monte Casino in Johannesburg recently.
The winner in the overall Dealer Principle of the Year category was Pieter Booysen of Honda Auto Klerksdorp.
The highly sought-after awards recognise and reward outstanding achievements within the Honda dealer network, while acknowledging the importance of overall excellence in an ever tougher retail environment.
“Each member of the dealer network played a vital role in Honda meeting its sales targets over the last financial year, and these awards recognise their commitment to the Honda brand,” comments Graham Eagle, Director of Operations at Honda Motor Southern Africa.
With Honda’s dealer network divided into five size and performance based categories, Dealer of the Year awards were presented to Honda Auto Umhlanga, Honda Auto Rivonia, Honda Auto Port Elizabeth, Honda Auto Klerksdorp and Honda Auto Richards Bay.
The winners of the 2014 Honda Dealer awards are as follows:
Automobile Dealership of the Year
Category A Dealer 2014 – Honda Auto Umhlanga – Danie Snyman
Category B Dealer 2014 – Honda Auto Rivonia – Gary van der Berg
Category C Dealer 2014 – Honda Auto Port Elizabeth – Wikus Loots
Category D Dealer 2014 – Honda Auto Klerksdorp – Pieter Booysen
Category E Dealer 2014 – Honda Auto Richards Bay – Eddie Reid
Dealer Principal of the Year
Overall – Pieter Booysen – Honda Auto Klerksdorp
Top 5 – Wim Jansen van Rensburg – Honda Auto Helderberg
Top 5 – Eddie Reid – Honda Auto Richards Bay
Top 5 – Gary van der Berg – Honda Auto Rivonia
Top 5 – Wikus Loots – Honda Auto Port Elizabeth
Sales Managers of the Year
Jennifer Lutchman – Honda Auto Umhlanga
Andrew Botha – Honda Auto Port Elizabeth
Wernich Stander – Honda Auto Helderberg
Service Managers of the Year
Roddy White – Honda Auto Tygerberg
Zybrand Dippenaar – Honda Auto Richards Bay
Arno Potgieter – Honda Auto Helderberg
Parts Managers of the Year
Janice Marx – Honda Auto Port Elizabeth
Joylene Woeke – Honda Auto Richards Bay
Chris van der Merwe – Honda Auto Tygerberg
“A key element of achieving continued growth in SA will be to ensure that the customer’s experience of the Honda brand is overwhelmingly positive. And we can only achieve this if our dealers, across our entire product range, continue to deliver to the highest possible standards,” said Eagle.