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Date: 21 May 2018 Author Type: Press Release
Author: Volkswagen South Africa
Source: Volkswagen South Africa
  • The best of the best awarded at Volkswagen South Africa’s annual Dealer of the Year Awards ceremony
  • Over 100 winners awarded in 18 categories
  • Peter Bosman from Hatfield VW Rivonia wins coveted Dealer of the Year Award
Johannesburg – Recently, Volkswagen South Africa recognised its top performing dealers at the annual Grand Prix Awards held in Johannesburg.

The awards, which were themed ‚‘Make Magic Happen‘, honour the hard work of the Volkswagen Dealer Network who never cease in their endeavours to make Volkswagen the reputable brand that it is.

With 18 award categories and over 100 winners, the event acknowledged and rewarded the dealers who performed at their highest level and lead the way for the rest to follow.

Juraj Dolezal from Lowveld Motors, won the Dealer Micro Group of the Year award for the first time. This award requires the Group to have a minimum of two dealerships contributing a minimum of 2% towards the Volkswagen Dealer Sales result.

Hatfield Group’s unrelenting spirit ensured that for the first year in being included as a Macro Group, they won one of the most significant awards of the evening: Dealer Macro Group of the Year. The requirements for this award are the group must contribute at least 8% towards the Volkswagen Dealer Sales result.

Peter Bosman from Hatfield VW Rivonia walked away with the coveted Dealer of the Year award. The Dealer of the Year award is given to the Dealership that delivers the best and most consistent overall results across the business. The Dealership must represent the values of the Volkswagen Brand at the highest level.

The recipient of the sought-after Diamond Pin Award was Hendrik Vermaak from McCarthy Group. Vermaak boasts an admirable 19 years of operational excellence in the Volkswagen Brand. Vermaak was recognised for true leadership, inspirational achievements as well as being a role model in the dealer network.

“The Dealer network, which consists of 108 dealerships across the country, is an intergral part of Volkswagen South Africa’s business and I am proud of the dedication and commitment shown by all winners to make the Volkswagen Brand the icon that we know it is. 2017 was a great year for Volkswagen South Africa and I look forward to an even greater 2018,” said Thomas Schaefer, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and Managing Director.
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