Vehicle industry’s resilience applauded

11 January 2021 | Business

Dealerships and salespeople in the motor vehicle industry were recognised for their commitment, loyalty, and support at Bank Windhoek’s annual Selekt Sales Awards ceremony hosted in Windhoek recently.

Bank Windhoek’s executive officer for marketing and corporate communication services, Jacquiline Pack who spoke on behalf of the bank’s executive officer of retail banking services James Chapman, said that being adaptable and resilient are character traits that came to the fore purely because of the need to try new and different ways to survive.

Pack added that the motor vehicle industry was one of the biggest sectors affected during the Covid-19 lockdown, and change was necessary. “Changes to the Credit Agreement Act meant that we could offer customers a longer repayment period, an arrangement that reduces their monthly instalment on vehicles.”

Being a 100% Namibian-owned bank, Bank Windhoek was first to implement the Act and pass on benefits to customers.

“Being first to market with our deals meant that you could move vehicles faster, and the recovery in businesses received a head start.
The Act, coupled with the low current interest rates also stimulated demand for vehicle purchasing,” Pack said.

Winners

Pupkewitz Toyota scooped the top award in the New Vehicles Franchise Category, followed by Indongo Toyota and Novel Motor Company, while in the Used Vehicles Dealership category, Pupkewitz Auto took top honours ahead of Novel Motor Company and Autohaus Windhoek.

Spes Bona Motor Company won the Non-Franchise Dealers category, while Avis Car Sales jointly shared the second spot with Autoworld Trade Centre, and Dub Motors and Newark Investments shared the third spot.

Gobabis Toyota won the Deals Referred category, followed by Mariental Toyota.

Stefan Botes of Gobabis Toyota and Jaco Nell from Pupkewitz Toyota were jointly named top performers in the New Vehicle Salesperson of the Year category, with Ricardo Schneiders from Novel Motor Company in third position.

Dub Motors’ Jaco Rossouw, Elrick de Wee, and Gundhoff de Klerk, both from Novel Motor Company, were the ultimate winners in the Used Vehicles Salesperson of the Year category. Autohaus Windhoek’s Edward van Wyk and Windhoek Carzone Auto Sales’ Marius Coetzee won the second and third prizes.

The Top Finance and Insurance Managers are Helen van Wyk (Novel Motor Company), Rezelle Swigelaar (Pupkewitz Auto), Shahida du Plessis and Jason Engelbrecht (Associated Motor Holdings), Sofia van Wyk (Pupkewitz GWM and Nissan), Bernice Bessinger (Autohaus Windhoek), and Patricia Eyre (freelancer).

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