Toyota South Africa – First Female TOP Dealership Award

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Imperial Toyota Kempton Park was awarded the coveted Toyota Dealer of the Year award at the gala event held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.  The award was accepted by Desiree Wiseman, the first female Dealer Principal to win this award.

The Imperial Toyota Kempton Park dealership has been operating from their new site for two years. Desiree Wiseman is an impressive leader as she is intimately involved in all areas of the business yet still allows her management team to lead their own departments.

Imperial Toyota Kempton Park

Dr Johan van Zyl, President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors commended Imperial Toyota on their achievement.

“Their performance is proof that strong leadership and the right people make all the difference. Staying true to the Toyota values of respect for others and continuous improvement ensures that the staff treats each other and their customers well and that ultimately leaves customers with a smile each time.”

Imperial Toyota Kempton Park was awarded with two more awards at the gala event namely Vice President’s Award: Vehicle Marketing and the President’s Award for the best performing dealership in the Large category. This proves that the Desiree and her team area making huge strides in sales and continue to improve their performance.

“Imperial is a long standing partner to Toyota and their support to Toyota through dealerships such as Imperial Toyota Kempton Park and in other areas of our business, such as motor racing and vehicle rental, is truly appreciated.

“We solute Desiree as she proved that hard work, dedication and consistently motivating your staff are what gets you to the top. In an extremely competitive industry, she rose to the top to become the first female Dealer Principal to win the Dealer of the Year award,” says Dr van Zyl.

“Desiree Wiseman leads her team by example and is widely respected among her colleagues and customers for her commitment shown at all times. Her strong spirit of teamwork is tangible when one enters the dealership.”

NTT Toyota Barberton was recognised at a gala evening on 8 March with the Toyota Financial Services CEO Award after growing their vehicle finance market share significantly. Toyota Financial Services  financed 73% of NTT Toyota Baberton’s 2012 new Toyota retail sales and 69% of their Automark  sales, concluding in excess of R100 Mil worth of new business during 2012.

Dealer Principal, Dirk Kotze and his team at NTT Toyota Barberton, deliver on Toyota Financial Services’ commitment to convenient, fast and flexible service to Toyota customers and achieved a benchmark customer service rating.

Toyota Barberton

“Toyota Financial Services is an integral part of the Toyota Group and we pride ourselves on our industry leading customer service rating and fast turn-around times. Dirk and his team have outperformed even our highest expectations and for that we congratulate them,” says Johan Brink, CEO of Toyota Financial Services.

Various awards were handed out throughout the evening including Vice President’s awards. The Hino, Lexus and Lexus Financial Services Dealer of the Year awards were also awarded at the event.

Guests at the gala evening were treated to entertainment from artists including Bianca le Grange, Letoya Mangezi, Elvis Blue, Timothy Moloi and Shaun V. The evening also celebrated an unequalled 33 years of market leadership in South Africa.

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