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Kelston gets stellar accolade at annual Volkswagen Grand Prix Awards

Jun 12, 2020
Kelston gets stellar accolade at annual Volkswagen Grand Prix Awards

Port Elizabeth - Every year, Volkswagen honours its top-achieving dealerships at the exclusive Grand Prix Awards. For the first time ever, these awards were streamed live on Thursday in a ceremony, which took place in two locations and was streamed live to the dealer network throughout the country.

 The Kelston Volkswagen Group of dealerships was inducted once again into the Club of Excellence, winning the prestigious Dealer Group of the Year Award in their category.

Kelston Volkswagen has dealerships located in Uitenhage, Queenstown and Grahamstown – all of which share in this momentous achievement.

Thomas Schaefer, CEO, Mike Glendinning, Sales and Marketing Director and Gerhard Pretorius, Head of After Sales, Volkswagen South Africa were at the Kelston Volkswagen Uitenhage Dealership to hand over the award and congratulations in person.

Schaefer said, "We appreciate our customers more than before, customer-centricity should be part of all our business touchpoints – the strength of our brand alone will not be enough to bring customers back to our showrooms."

He added, "We believe that our aptitude, passion, commitment and dedication will help us overcome the Covid 19 challenges and remain the number one passenger brand in South Africa."

Mike McNaughton, Managing Director of the Kelston Motor Group added, "The recognition of VWSA on national basis is testimony to the exceptional commitment from my Kelston colleagues to deliver a world-class brand to our customers and providing world-class service in doing so!" 

In addition, Donovan van Eck, Business Manager at Kelston Volkswagen Uitenhage, was awarded the Volkswagen Financial Services Business Manager (F&I) award (category B) for his outstanding achievements and contribution.

Image: Left to right – Peter McNaughton, Director, Kelston Motor Group; Mike McNaughton, Managing Director, Kelston Motor Group; Sally McNaughton, Director, Kelston Motor Group; Thomas Schaefer, CEO, Volkswagen South Africa; Mike Glendinning, Sales and Marketing Director, Volkswagen South Africa

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