Daimler Truck Southern Africa Group of Companies announce their top performing dealers and general distributors after a record-breaking year in 2022.
- Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) dealers and general distributors outshone the limits with their 2022 sales and customer service and parts performance.
- Dealers and general distributors recorded great results for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, FUSO Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, Daimler Truck Financial Services and TruckStore in the period.
- Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town hails victorious as the 2022 Overall Dealer of the Year for DTSA.
PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - On 5 August 2023, DTSA hosted their prestigious Dealer of the Year event to acknowledge dealers and general distributors for their 2022 performance under the theme of outshining the limits. This is exactly what the dealers and general distributors did in the period, registering new vehicles and parts sales records specifically for Mercedes-Benz Trucks and FUSO trucks, while achieving benchmark penetration rates for Daimler Truck Financial Services, in addition to contributing to the growth of the used truck business under the TruckStore brand.
In total fourteen awards across eight categories were awarded, with the most prestigious award being the 2022 Overall Dealer of the Year Award. This award is reserved for the dealer or general distributor with the best performance across sales, marketing, customer service and parts, and for upholding the highest dealer standard. The objective is to recognise the best of the very best, and for the second consecutive year, Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town won the award.
“The year 2022 was an all-time high for all our brands and I am convinced that our dealers and general distributors are the benchmark in Southern Africa. Our comprehensive network ensures support to all our customers throughout the entire region and the performance of our partners in the past year is a testament to their enormous effort to provide excellent customer service. A massive congratulations to all the winners, across all the award categories, and a special congratulations to Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town for winning Overall Dealer of the Year for the second consecutive year.” Michael Dietz, President and Group-CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa.
Mike Honiball, CEO Daimler Truck Financial Services concludes: “Congratulations to all the dealers that walked away with an award this year and thank you to our entire network for your commitment, hard work and for outshining the limits in 2022. We look forward to what we can collectively achieve in 2023.”
Apart from the overall dealer of the year award, the other award categories and winners were:
Best Retail Sales Dealer for the recognition of the dealer group with the consistent highest monthly target achievement on Retail Sales.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town. FUSO Trucks Winner: Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London.
Best Customer Service and Parts (CSP) Dealer for the recognition of the dealer with the consistent highest quarterly target achievement on parts sales and monthly service CSI.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: New Vaal Motors Vereeniging. FUSO Trucks Winner: Cargo Commercial Vehicles Airport.
Best CSP & Overall Bus Dealer for the recognition of the Bus Dealer with the consistent highest monthly target achievement on Parts Sales and Service CSI as well as the Bus Dealer with the highest overall monthly target achievement on Retail Sales and CSP combined.
Mercedes-Benz Bus (CSP) Winner: Mercurius Motors Polokwane Commercial Vehicles. Mercedes-Benz Bus (Overall) Winner: Orbit Commercial Vehicles Cape Town.
Best Export Partner for the recognition of the Export Partners with the consistent highest monthly target achievement on Export Sales and Parts Sales.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: Naledi Motors Gaborone. FUSO Trucks Winner: Zimoco.
Best Daimler Truck Financial Services Dealer Dealer for the recognition of the dealer group with the consistent highest monthly achievement on Finance Penetration.
Mercedes-Benz Trucks Winner: New Vaal Motors Vereeniging. FUSO Trucks Winner: Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles East London.
Best TruckStore Agent Agent for the recognition of the Truckstore Agent with the consistent highest monthly sales to target achievement.
Winner: Cargo Commercial Vehicles Airport.
Most Improved Dealer & Export Partner for the recognition of the dealer within South Africa and an Export Partner with the highest improvement in performance from the previous year on selected KPIs.
South African Dealer Winner: Sandown Commercial Vehicles Centurion. Export Partner Winner: Zimoco.
Thank you to all our dealers and general distributors for an excellent performance in 2022 and congratulations to all the winners.
Daimler Truck Southern Africa at a glance
Established in South Africa approximately 60 years ago, Daimler Truck Southern Africa together with its brands provide an optimal experience, expertise, and attractive products and services to its customers. The Company’s success is based on its strong brands inclusive of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, FUSO Trucks in addition to offering parts and services for Freightliner and Western Star Trucks. Its comprehensive product range is backed by market-leading value-added services in Fleetboard, TruckStore,
TruckTraining, and Daimler Trucks Financial Services. With a Southern African footprint that includes South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, the company is headquartered in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa, and all its products are assembled locally in its East London production plant.