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BMW honours its top 41 dealers globally

27th Mar 2018 6:00 am

Award ceremony marks seventh consecutive year of BMW achieving a new sales record; India's Bavaria Motors wins the new 'most sustainable dealer' award.

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On March 23, 2018, the German carmaker honoured its best dealers from around the world at a celebratory awards evening in the BMW Group Classic. Pieter Nota – the BMW AG management board member responsible for sales and the BMW Brand – handed out the awards to the 41 top dealers as a thank-you from the company to its international dealer body, which had worked so hard to make 2017 yet another successful year.

“2017 was the seventh year in a row where we achieved a new sales record. This consistent success is only possible with strong partners in the dealer organisation,” said Nota. “Satisfied customers are what we all strive to have. We are all working with the common goal to become even more customer-focused and service-oriented. Today’s winners are setting a great example and the Excellence in Sales Award is our thank-you to them, recognising their achievement,” he continued.

Awards in six different categories
BMW's Excellence in Sales Award is given in six different categories – in addition to a special Jury Award. In total, 3,100 dealers from 85 countries entered the competition. The highly-qualified jury selected the 41 winners in the Sales, Aftersales, Customer Service, Luxury Class and BMW i & BMW i Performance categories. The Manager of the Year award recognises the exceptional engagement of individual entrepreneurs.

The area of sustainability was given particular importance. To this end, the 'Most Sustainable Dealer' award was introduced this year. An overall winner was then selected in each category. BMW Bavaria Motors, India, was the overall winner in this category. BMW Bavaria Motors is the sole dealer for BMW cars in Pune, Aurangabad and Goa and has seen substantial growth since 2007.

“We are currently in the biggest model offensive in our company’s history,” said Pieter Nota, during the course of the event. “With exciting new models like the BMW X2 and the BMW X3, together with the BMW X4 and BMW 8 Series Coupé coming later this year, I am sure that together with our partners and investors in the dealer body, we will make 2018 another record year.”

THE WINNERS

Category – Best Retailer in Sales

Peter Vardy, United Kingdom

BMW of Westchester, USA

Kolon Motors Uijeongbu, South Korea

BaltAvtoTrade-M, Russia

Hangzhou Hecheng Zhibao, China

Reisacher, Germany

Category – Best Retailer in Aftersales

Fuenteolid, Spain

Schomp BMW of Highlands Ranch, USA

Geelong BMW, Australia

Northcliff Auto, South Africa

Shenzhen Southern Baozen, China

Gottstein, Germany                                             

Category – Best Retailer in Luxury Class

Auto Palace, Slovakia

South Bay BMW, USA

Bavarian Motors Incheon, South Korea              

Avilon, Russia

Foshan Shenbao, China

Mulfinger, Germany

Category – BMW i & iPerformance

Bilia, Norway

BMW of Honolulu, USA

Toto BMW, Japan                                               

Abu Khader Automotive, Jordan                        

Shanghai Baozen Zhonghuan, China                 

AHAG, Germany

Category – Customer Care

Kohla-Strauss, Austria

BMW of Gainesville, USA                                    

Balcom BMW, Japan

Al Fardan Automobiles, Qatar

Luohe Luodebao, China

Freese, Germany

Category – Manager of the Year

Arie Verschoor , Dusseldorp, The Netherlands      

Gonzalo Bosque, Carmen Motors, Mexico

Oleksandr Tymofyeyev, AWT Bavaria, Ukraine 

Jeffrey Gan, Sime Darby Auto Bavaria, Malaysia

Zuming Zhang, Shaoxing Baoshun, China

Jörg Felske, Procar, Germany

Jury Award – Best Retailer in Sustainability

Bayern AutoGroup, Denmark

Autogermana, Colombia

Bavaria Motors, India

Nanjing Ningbao, China

Schmidt, Germany

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