Maxus team welcomes highly experienced Brand Manager
The team at Mandarin Motors, part of the Combined Motor Holdings (CMH) Group, a leading South African motor retailer group listed on the JSE and local distributors of Maxus people carriers and logistics vehicles, has been further strengthened by the appointment of a highly experienced Brand Manager.
Marc Spaull (55), an ex-Durbanite who has cut his teeth in the retail banking industry, recently joined Maxus after a career of more than 30 years in the highly competitive field of vehicle and asset financing, first with Ford Credit and Santam Bank before moving to Bankfin and later Absa Bank.
“We welcome Marc to the team,” said Craig Lanham-Love, COO of MG/Maxus. “He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise in vehicle finance and asset management and this will stand him in good stead in his new position as brand manager for Maxus in South Africa.”
Spaull, an avid scuba diver and golfer, looks forward to establishing Maxus locally as the go-to brand for affordable quality, reliable and dependable motoring, value for money in term of maintenance and service, and safety one can rely on.
“Over the years Maxus vehicles have proven themselves in the very competitive European and UK markets,” he said. “We now need to establish these credentials here, the first step being to establish an extensive footprint in the country – a dealer in every town.”
He also plans to establish and promote the brand’s propositions with taxi operators, van and truck rental companies, courier companies, small entrepreneurial businesses, tour operators and also within the private sector.
Spaull, a Sharks rugby team supporter and Arsenal football team fan, will be based at the Mandarin Motors head office in Randburg, Gauteng, and will serve on the Maxus executive team with Alan and Terry Horseman as Executive Directors.
The Maxus brand was taken over by China’s largest automaker, SAIC, in 2009 and while now being manufactured in China, Maxus commercial vehicles still retain their British design and technology. SAIC has more than thirty years’ manufacturing experience, and has unique insight in the Chinese commercial vehicle market.
Maxus currently has twelve dedicated dealers spread throughout South Africa and its range includes a luxury people carrier, everyday people carrier, logistics vehicle and drop-side carrier with prices varying from R299 900 to R399 900.