BMW celebrates its dealers with the Excellence in Sales Award
Munich. BMW honoured its best dealers from around the world at a celebratory awards evening in the BMW Group Classic. Pieter Nota, BMW AG management board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW handed out the awards to the 41 top dealers, saying they were a thank-you from the company to its international dealer body, which had worked so hard to make 2017 yet another successful year.
“2017 wasthe seventh year in a row where we achieved a new sales record. This consistentsuccess is only possible with strong partners in the dealer organisation,” saidPieter Nota. “Satisfied customers are what we all strive to have. We are allworking with the common goal to become even more customer-focused andservice-oriented. Today’s winners are setting a great example and theExcellence in Sales Award is our thank-you to them, recognizing theirachievement,” he continued.
TheExcellence in Sales Award is given in six different categories, plus a specialJury Award. In total, 3,100 dealers from 85 countries entered the competition.The highly-qualified jury selected the 41 winners in the categories Sales,Aftersales, Customer Service, Luxury Class and BMW i & BMW i Performance.The Manager of the Year award recognises the exceptional engagement ofindividual entrepreneurs. The area of sustainability was given particularimportance, with the introduction this year of the “Most Sustainable Dealer”award. An overall winner was then selected in each category.
BMW invitedthe 41 winners to a three-day visit to Munich which included sight- seeing,fine-dining and exclusive experiences, as well as the awards ceremony. A tourof Munich in historic BMW cars offered the dealers a very special way toexperience their brand’s home city.
“We arecurrently in the biggest model offensive in our company’s history. Withexciting new models like the BMW X2 and the BMW X3, together with the BMW X4and BMW 8 Series Coupé coming later this year, I am sure that together with ourpartners and investors in the dealer body, we will make 2018 another recordyear,” said Pieter Nota in the course of the event.
Category– Best Retailer in Sales
Peter Vardy,United Kingdom
BMW ofWestchester, USA
Kolon MotorsUijeongbu, South Korea
HangzhouHecheng Zhibao, China
Category– Best Retailer in Aftersales
Schomp BMWof Highlands Ranch, USA
NorthcliffAuto, South Africa
ShenzhenSouthern Baozen, China
Category– Best Retailer in Luxury Class
South BayBMW, USA
BavarianMotors Incheon, South Korea
Category– BMW i & iPerformance
BMW ofHonolulu, USA
Abu KhaderAutomotive, Jordan
ShanghaiBaozen Zhonghuan, China
Category– Customer Care
BMW ofGainesville, USA
Al FardanAutomobiles, Qatar
Category– Manager of the Year
ArieVerschoor, Dusseldorp, The Netherlands
GonzaloBosque, Carmen Motors, Mexico
OleksandrTymofyeyev, AWT Bavaria, Ukraine
Jeffrey Gan,Sime Darby Auto Bavaria, Malaysia
ZumingZhang, Shaoxing Baoshun, China
Jörg Felske,Procar, Germany
JuryAward – Best Retailer in Sustainability