Renault Pmb rated among top three
INDEPENDENT dealerships once again took the lead at Renault South Africa’s recent 2015 Dealer of the Year Awards.
Privately owned and operated, Renault Worcester took top honours with Renault Seamans Port Elizabeth in second place; third spot went to Renault Pietermaritzburg, which is owned by the McCarthy group.
Venesh Sewsunker heads up the Renault Pietermaritzburg dealership, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2016.
Thrilled to take to the podium for the first time, Sewsunker says his dealership’s third place win was “a wonderful surprise and well deserved” by the members of his team.
“It’s been an all- round win for Renault Pietermaritzburg,” added Sewsunker.
“In addition to being placed in the top three overall, our used car and service managers took top spot in their respective categories while my new car manager took third spot in his. I’m so proud of them all.”
In a market that was down almost 7%, Renault enjoyed unprecedented growth in 2015 recording vehicle sales in excess of 20 000 units.
The marque’s “best year ever” according to Nicholas de Canha, Chief Executive Officer of Renault South Africa.
“We’re proud to say that the Renault brand is now firmly positioned in seventh place among SA’s top selling passenger car brands.”
Phonnie Cilliers, Vice- President of Sales and Operations at Renault South Africa said hard work combined with fostering long- term relationships with Renault’s customers, has delivered long- term loyalties with word of mouth playing a large part in securing new customers.
“Renault excels at keeping its product line- up both relevant and fresh, backing this with a realistic pricing policy,” said Cilliers.