Recognising top-performing commercial vehicle dealers


  • Dealers awarded for outstanding performance
  • Overall exceptional team effort and commitment

Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (comprising Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner, FUSO Trucks and Buses, Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach and Western Star), as well as Mercedes-Benz Vans and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS), both subsidiaries of Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) rewarded its most stellar commercial vehicle dealers for 2018 at their Dealer of the Year event held this past weekend.

De Wit Motors, Ermelo, took home three Chairman’s Awards including the Chairman’s Overall Winner Award. The awards were Chairman’s Award Best Daimler Trucks & Buses Dealer; the Chairman’s Award Best MB Vans Dealer and the Chairman’s Award Overall Winner Dealer of the Year Award, cementing their place as one of the most innovative dealers in the footprint.

“Last year proved to be a tough one for the commercial vehicles industry, but our dealers proved their mettle and delivered the type of excellent results we are recognising them for,” says Jasper Hafkamp, Chief Executive Officer of Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa.

“We measure our dealer partners’ performance in terms of deliverables which include customer satisfaction, customer relationship management, new vehicle sales, after-sales and target performance,” added Hafkamp.

Nadia Trimmel, Vice President of Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa when handing out the Chairman’s Award Best Mercedes-Benz Vans Dealer award said: “I am delighted to present this award to all of our De Wit Motors colleagues, as this is a team effort. From the sales staff to the workshop and the administration team, they did extremely well last year and I am confident that they will continue to delight their customers and grow the family brand that they have worked so hard to build.”

Other awards from the event included:

Jasper Hafkamp, CEO Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa, Marnus Coetzer, De Wit Motors’ Dealer Principle, Nadia Trimmel, Vice President Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa and Joerg Essig, CEO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.