STANDARD BANK, CARSON AUTO FORM FORD ALLIANCE
Standard Bank customers will, going forward, have easy access to vehicle finance whenever they want to purchase any Ford make from Carson Auto. This comes as culmination of an alliance between the bank and vehicle supplier which was launched at Carson Auto on Friday night.
“It is with great pleasure and earnest excitement that I present to you today on behalf of the Company, its management,and entire staff that we are confident and that we will ensure that Ford locally is placed on the same competitive level with dealers in South Africa,” Carson Auto Director Moses Motsa said.
He said the relationship forged by the two companies aims at boosting the economy of the country and fast tracking His Majesty King Mswati III’s 2022 vision.
The relationship will not only company but the nation at large.
Motsa revealed how the process of acquiring a car was made easy as through this relationship, they were ensuring that their prices willbe favourable to people of all income groups. “We make it our duty that all our customers are satisfied and by availing affordable means it will enable the nation to catch up with the fast paced and growing world,” he said.
The Standard Bank and Ford alliance will enable Carson Auto to offer innovative and competitive finance solutions to their customers.
“We are certainly excited about this alliance and the customers’ offerings in an environment where mobility costs are on the increase and customer affordability is under pressure,” Standard Bank’s Head of Vehicle and Asset benefit the Finance-Africa Regions Eugene Ochse said.
The bank has over the years created a foot print in Africa with banking operations in 19 countries; and has a vision of partnering with world class brands. Ochse revealed that the bank had similar relationships with vehicle suppliers in Botswana and in Namibia.
“This coalition is encouraged as it facilitates easy trade in areas of cooperation. Thus, the strategy is encouraged as it presents an opportunity for both the public and private sectors to carry out transactions in this brand easily, with less effort while enjoying competitive rates,” he said.
Minister also showed support for the alliance as the launch saw the Deputy Prime Minister Paul Dlamini with the Minister of Sports Youth and Culture Cruiser Ngcamphalala, Minister of Commerce Industry and Trade JabulaniMabuza and Minister of Public Service Owen Nxumaloin attendance.
Minister Mabuza said automobile industry had a responsibility to promote service excellence to ensure that customers like government got value for money.
He said the relationship further created a unique opportunity for government and busi- ness to work together and achieve mutual goals and aspirations.
Mabuza said the government has a vision to set up one stop shops in some of her services, the private sector has however taken a lead in setting up the concept and they have been a catalyst for expansion of sales volumes, as well as economic and social growth.
“The idea of promoting alliances has been encouraged as it determines the future trends of any business idea. This will also allow easy access to information on available finance strategies and a growth of the Swazi economy,” he said.
Carson Auto staff Phindile Ginindza with Nandi Malaza and Fundi Dube posing for the lense during the launch.
Nontobeko Simelane, Minenhle Sithole and Sindiswa Dlamini were ushers at the launch.
Minister of Commerce Industry and Trade Jabulani Mabuza making his remarks.
Spanela belting it out on the background as part of the programme.