AAD Truck and Bus PE ensures local truck and bus fleet operators keep moving
AAD Truck and Bus Port Elizabeth, is part of the AAD Group of companies, founded in 1987, when it took over the assets of Leyland South Africa. Since then, the group has grown through acquisition, with an intensive national footprint in various industries.
AAD Truck & Bus (Pty) Ltd, owns six businesses in the Western Cape and one in the Eastern Cape. The company entered the Port Elizabeth market in 2008 when procuring the MAN Franchise, extending the Truck & Bus division to the Eastern Cape.
Now an authorised MAN, VW & Top Used Truck & Bus sales division as well as after-sales in Service and Parts they offer 24hrs, 365 days a year service delivery to their customer.
“Today, AAD Truck and Bus - PE offers a state-of-the-art dealership, highly visible and with easy access for customers, offering sales, service, parts and used trucks,” describes Sash Mitchell, Dealer Principal at AAD Truck and Bus Port Elizabeth.
Mitchell says their Port Elizabeth dealership is easy to find as it is conveniently located just off the N2 Highway, on the Uitenhage Road.
“This purpose-built site offers us a modern and secure workshop. Fully equipped, five double bays with qualified technicians are the pride of our business,” he describes, adding that continual staff development has been part of their business strategy.
“Our Workshop Manager boasts more than 20 years’ experience on the product! Train, train and train again; that’s our philosophy when it comes to our service department staff.
As more technology is being introduced into the vehicle range, the need for fully-trained personnel is essential, “Our five technicians are highly-skilled and currently, we are training three apprentices on a learnership, to ensure we are supporting the local community with skills development,” Mitchell explains
“We are proud to have a strong black ownership base and are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to procure more from BEE companies and to improve our scorecard points by whole heartedly supporting the government’s BEE initiatives,” Mitchell adds.
At present, they are a LEVEL 3 supplier and aim to improve upon this.
The technicians are provided with special tools and diagnostic computers as well as use of full wash bay facilities, pits and a state-of-the-art brake-roller tester.
“Our R2.5 million Parts Stock holding ensures speedy turnaround time on repairs - 24/7 and, of course, that applies to our service division,” he says.
He emphasised that AAD Truck and Bus PE only sells genuine MAN parts with full warranty cover.
“They may be more expensive than ‘alternative’ sources, but in the long run genuine parts will always give you peace of mind knowing that your MAN & VW vehicles are running at the lowest CPK possible,” said Mitchell.
“We offer a full complement of MAN and VW truck & bus models across the medium, heavy and extra heavy commercial range - all of which are engineered, developed and rigorously tested to meet the harsh operating conditions found in South Africa.”
For more information, visit 2A Dyke Road, Algoa Park, Port Elizabeth or call 041 452 3674 or email us at [email protected]
“No success can be achieved without customer satisfaction.” Sash Mitchell
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