Barons PMB SA’s best VW dealer
Seen here is (from left) Thomas Schaefer, MD of VW Group SA; the current Dealer of the Year Kevin Pillay, dealer principal at the Barons Pietermaritzburg; and Petra Hoffmann, director: sales and marketing, Volkswagen Group South Africa Barons Pietermaritzburg was named as the best Volkswagen dealership in South Africa in 2014. In order to be presented with the “Dealer of the Year” award, the winning dealership must excel in all major disciplines of the business. Kevin Pillay, in his first year as dealer principal at Barons Pietermaritzburg, said: “The award is the reward for our team’s hard work, passion and dedication in delighting our customers and truly living the values of the Volkswagen brand. The award will lift our team’s spirit and motivate us to continuously improve our service to our customers.” Barons Pietermaritzburg employs 80 people. For the first time this year, Dealer Group of the Year award was separated into two categories, Micro and Macro. The Dealer Macro Group of the Year was presented to Barloworld Group and Dealer Micro Group of the Year went to Hatfield Group.