Big award for Ronnies Commercial Vehicles EL Big award for Ronnies Commercial Vehicles EL
On 9 March 2024, Daimler Truck Southern Africa hosted its Dealer of the Year awards to recognise dealers and general distributors for their 2023... Big award for Ronnies Commercial Vehicles EL

On 9 March 2024, Daimler Truck Southern Africa hosted its Dealer of the Year awards to recognise dealers and general distributors for their 2023 performance.

The award evening theme was Fortune favours the Brave, to commend dealers and general distributors for demonstrating bravery and emerging victorious in 2023. As a result, Mercedes-Benz Trucks maintained its market leadership position in the Extra Heavy Commercial Vehicle segment, while sustained growth was recorded for FUSO Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, TruckStore and Daimler Truck Financial Services. 

Twelve awards across seven award categories were handed out at the exclusive gala dinner, with the most sought-after award of the evening, the 2023 Overall Dealer of the Year award being won by Ronnies Commercial Vehicles East London. 

In addition, and for the first time, Ronnies Motors Commercial Vehicles, being the 2023 Overall Dealer Of The Year, is also recognised as the Daimler Truck Overseas (DTO) EliteClass winner for Southern Africa and will represent our region at the Global EliteClub Awards in Germany, later in 2024. The DTO EliteClub global partner recognition programme aims to appreciate and award the highest performance across the entire DTO network, including regional centres: Australia, Central Africa, Latina, Middle East & Africa, Southern Africa and East Asia, for being one of the pillars for sustainable success. 

“A massive congratulations to Ronnies Commercial Vehicle East London and its entire team for walking away with the most prestigious award of the evening: Overall 2023 Dealer of the Year and for being Southern Africa’s first DTO EliteClass winner. Your commitment to 

excellence did not go unnoticed, and fortune favoured the bravery, resilience, and determination you displayed in 2023. Congratulations to all other nominees and winners; collectively, we set the benchmark for the local commercial vehicle industry.” Michael Dietz, President and Group CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa 

Mike Honiball, CEO of Daimler Truck Financial Services, adds: “Daimler Truck Financial Services continues to flourish and grow thanks to the support from our network. Well done to all the winners and especially Ronnie’s Motors for this colossal achievement” 

Antoinette Panton

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