Deal­er­ship cracks na­tional awards

Southern Telegraph - - Motoring - Gareth McKnight

Rock­ing­ham Hyundai has con­tin­ued its re­cent record of suc­cess and bur­geon­ing rep­u­ta­tion for ex­cel­lence af­ter win­ning a na­tional award last week.

The Rock­ing­ham busi­ness was named the 2017 Na­tional Plat­inum Dealer of the Year at Fri­day’s an­nual Hyundai Awards Night.

This is the first time a WA deal­er­ship has won the Aus­tralia-wide ac­co­lade.

Rock­ing­ham Hyundai dealer prin­ci­pal John Leech was de­lighted with the recog­ni­tion on a na­tional level.

“It has been a long jour­ney, but with the fo­cus and ded­i­ca­tion from all of the team we ac­com­plished the un­think­able and came home with the top na­tional award,” he said.

Rock­ing­ham Hyundai also won the CSI Ser­vice of the Year award, while four staff mem­bers claimed in­di­vid­ual ac­co­lades.

Dan Richards was named sales man­ager of the year, while Steve Nel­son scooped the parts man­ager of the year prize.

Dale Ab­bott also won the ser­vice man­ager of the year award, while Har­shala Ra­maiya was named ac­coun­tant of the year.

The news fol­lows Rock­ing­ham Hyundai claim­ing suc­cess lo­cally, af­ter be­ing named the cor­po­rate busi­ness award win­ner at last year’s Rock­ing­ham Kwinana Cham­ber of Com­merce Busi­ness Awards.

The deal­er­ship was opened at 12 Smeaton Way in May 2008 as a pi­lot scheme for Au­to­mo­tive Hold­ings Group and Hyundai in the Rock­ing­ham area. Af­ter two years, it was de­cided to move to new premises at 1 Carl­ston Road.

The busi­ness sells new and demo Hyundai and Suzuki ve­hi­cles and car­ries about 70 pre-owned ve­hi­cles at any time.

Rock­ing­ham Hyundai and Suzuki ser­vices about 500 to 600 cars a month in its state-of-the-art ser­vice de­part­ment and also of­fers man­u­fac­tur­ers’ parts. Tyres and bat­ter­ies are also avail­able on-site.

Since its in­cep­tion, the busi­ness has grown from 12 em­ploy­ees to about 40.

Sales at Rock­ing­ham Hyundai and Suzuki have gone from about 15 ve­hi­cles a month to in ex­cess of 140, while most of the com­pany’s staff live in the Rock­ing­ham and Mandurah area.

For more information, visit rock­ing­ or call 9550 8222.

Rock­ing­ham Hyundai's Dale Ab­bott, Steve Nel­son, Karen Cooper, Dan Richards, John Leech, Har­shala Ra­maiya and Beth Star­ling with Hyundai Aus­tralia chief ex­ec­u­tive JW Lee, third from right.

Hyundai Aus­tralia chief ex­ec­u­tive JW Lee with Hyundai Rock­ing­ham dealer prin­ci­pal John Leech.

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