Three KZN deal­ers re­ceive Toy­ota awards

The Witness - Wheels - - INDUSTRY -

ETHEK­WINI Toy­ota Dur­ban was recog­nised for its ex­cep­tional per­for­mance in 2015 and awarded the 2015 Toy­ota Dealer of the Year. It was a first for this deal­er­ship.

“This award to Danny Goven­der and his team at Thek­wini Toy­ota Dur­ban is richly de­served. Their out­stand­ing per­for­mance is clear proof that strong lead­er­ship and an en­gaged group of peo­ple make all the dif­fer­ence,” said Calvyn Ham­man, Toy­ota South Africa Mo­tors se­nior vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing.

“While Danny is per­son­ally in­volved with all ar­eas of the busi­ness, he al­lows his man­age­ment team to lead their own de­part­ments, re­sult­ing in a very in­no­va­tive and highly mo­ti­vated team. Par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to all the de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes proved to be his win­ning for­mula,” said Ham­man, adding that the Toy­ota Dealer Awards are al­ways hotly con­tested and the com­pe­ti­tion is fierce.

Awarded an­nu­ally, the Toy­ota Dealer Awards are based on a com­pre­hen­sive set of met­rics on which each dealer is mea­sured through­out the pre­ced­ing year. Th­ese mea­sure­ments in­clude cus­tomer ser­vice, en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, fi­nan­cial per­for­mance and ve­hi­cle sales.

In se­lect­ing the 2015 Toy­ota Dealer of the Year, Toy­ota iden­ti­fied the best- per­form­ing deal­er­ship in the small, medium, large and mega cat­e­gories.

Goven­der and Thek­wini To- yota Dur­ban were recog­nised in the medium cat­e­gory and re­ceived the over­all award.

Toy­ota also recog­nised the most pro­fi­cient divi­sional group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor and group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of dealer groups in the Toy­ota net­work. Al­fie Rieck­hoff of the Thek­wini group was recog­nised in the divi­sional cat­e­gory, while Robert New­ton of the Half­way group re­ceived the Group Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of the Year award.

On the South Coast, Brian Jones and Half­way Toy­ota Shelly Beach were awarded for their out­stand­ing achieve­ments in the large cat­e­gory.

On the North Coast, Kevin Mur­phy of McCarthy Toy­ota Bal­lito re­ceived the Mon­i­tor Dealer

of the Year award.

Awards: Vice Pres­i­dent’s Award: Ve­hi­cle Mar­ket­ing — Thek­wini Toy­ota Dur­ban ( Danny Goven­der). Vice Pres­i­dent’s Award: Cus­tomer Ser­vice — Half­way Toy­ota Four­ways ( Martin Klop­per). Vice Pres­i­dent’s Award: Au­tomark — Bar­loworld Toy­ota Cen­tu­rion ( Jo­hann Folscher). Vice Pres­i­dent’s Award: Cus­tomer Ex­pe­ri­ence: Mega: Dur­ban South Toy­ota ( Ami­raj Ram­pa­thy). Large: Pat Hinde Toy­ota Boks­burg ( An­dre Breyten­bach). Medium: Thek­wini Toy­ota Westville ( Michael Kober­stein). Small: Rola Toy­ota Bredas­dorp ( An­dries de Vil­liers).

PHOTO: QUICKPIC

From left are Calvyn Ham­man, se­nior vice pres­i­dent of sales and mar­ket­ing; An­drew Kirby, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent; Danny Goven­der, Thek­wini Toy­ota Dur­ban; Dr Jo­han van Zyl, pres­i­dent and CEO; Yu Asano, gen­eral man­ager Africa Divi­sion; and Hi­toshi Mu­ramoto, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief co- or­di­nat­ing of­fi­cer.

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