Top FCA dealers recognised for excellence

08.02.2021: • Awards recognise exceptional performance in the FCA dealer network • Cargo Motors Bedfordview takes top honours for 2020 Sales Dealer of the Year • 2019 Sales Dealer of the Year is Arnold Chatz Cars

•    Awards recognise exceptional performance in the FCA dealer network

•    Cargo Motors Bedfordview takes top honours for 2020 Sales Dealer of the Year

•    2019 Sales Dealer of the Year is Arnold Chatz Cars

•    Fiat Chrysler Sandton scoops 2020 Aftersales Dealer of the Year

•    2019 Aftersales Dealer of the Year is Grand Central Motors



Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa has recognised its best-performing dealers for their combined performance over 2019 and 2020. The typically annual and important accolades for dealers were, for the first time, combined due to the pandemic.



Last year will go down in South African motor industry history as perhaps the most challenging as dealer sustainability was threatened by COVID-19, its associated lockdowns and consequent consumer behavior. “Our dealers have shown resilience and ingenuity in the face of adversity to still deliver impressive sales results, whilst continuing to ensure the highest level of service to our valued customer base,” said Ismaeel Hassen, CEO of FCA South Africa.


Talking at FCA’s annual dealer awards, Hassen continued to reinforce the importance of recognition and the company’s gratitude to its dealers for keeping the Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Abarth and MOPAR brands relevant and exciting in South Africa as well as Right Hand Drive Africa.


“Our dealers are our direct touch-point with our customers,” said Hassen. “They keep the passion alive and provide solutions for our customer demands.”


Recognised as amongst the best in the country, FCA’s best-performing dealership nationally for new vehicle sales during 2020 was Cargo Motors Bedfordview. The Gauteng dealership took the title away from 2019 winner, Arnold Chatz Cars.



Not every dealership is geared for large-volume performance and FCA distinguished additional awards for dealers in urban and rural centres for new car sales.


Auto Italia took consecutive titles in 2019 and 2020 for Rural Sales Dealer of the Year, while Rola Motors took the laurels away from William Simpson as Urban Sales Dealer of the Year for 2020 and 2019 respectively. Metro Sales Dealer of the Year for 2020 was Cargo Motors Bedfordview, an accolade won by Arnold Chatz Cars the previous year.



FCA’s MOPAR brand is the holistic aftersales umbrella for parts, accessories, service and customer care. Customer satisfaction during ownership is critically important and a key focus area for the brands.



Quick and sufficient parts supply removes many frustrations for customers and contributes towards overall customer satisfaction. Service and the central task of putting customers first completes the customer experience.


The Most Improved Aftersales Dealer during 2019 was De Wit Motors Ermelo, with Rola Motors showing the biggest shift in 2020. Keeping its momentum going, Arnold Chatz Cars was named Best Aftersales Customer Service Dealer two years running.


Many individuals contribute to the overall success of dealerships, including sales, parts and service managers and the host of enthusiastic employees that bring the brands to life for customers. This team effort ultimately allows dealerships to earn the recognition of customers and FCA alike. The Aftersales Dealer of the Year for 2019 was Grand Central Motors while Fiat Chrysler Sandton took the 2020 honours.



“Congratulations are in order for our best performing dealers, but a big thank you is due to our entire dealer network,” concluded Hassen. “All our dealers strive for improved customer satisfaction, are dedicated to service excellence, and are determined to win the hearts and minds of even more customers in 2021.”



2019/2020 FCA SOUTH AFRICA DEALER AWARDS

SALES AWARDS 2019



Metro Sales Dealer of the Year    Arnold Chatz Cars

Urban Sales Dealer of the Year    William Simpson

Rural Sales Dealer of the Year    Auto Italia

Jeep Sales Dealer of the Year    Fiat Chrysler Sandton

Fiat, Fiat Professional & Abarth Dealer of the Year    Arnold Chatz Cars

Alfa Romeo Sales Dealer of the Year    Arnold Chatz Cars

Sales Dealer of the Year 2019    Arnold Chatz Cars


AFTERSALES AWARDS 2019


Most Improved Aftersales Dealer    De Wit Motors Ermelo

Best Aftersales Customer Service Dealer    Arnold Chatz Cars Constantia Kloof

Parts Manager of the Year    Vis Govender - Cargo Motors Bedfordview

Service Manager of the Year    Shuaib Moosa - Arnold Chatz Constantia Kloof

Aftersales Rural Dealer    Auto Italia Middelburg

Aftersales Urban Dealer    M&Z Motors Windhoek

Aftersales Metro Dealer    1st - Fiat Chrysler Sandton
2nd - Grand Central Motors
3rd - Arnold Chatz Cars Constantia Kloof

Aftersales Dealer of the Year    Grand Central Motors




SALES AWARDS 2020



Metro Dealers – Vehicle Sales    1st - Cargo Motors Bedfordview
2nd - Fiat Chrysler Sandton
3rd - Arnold Chatz Cars

Urban Dealers – Vehicle Sales    1st - Rola Motors
2nd - William Simpson
3rd - M&Z Motors Windhoek

Rural Dealers – Vehicle Sales    1st - Auto Italia
2nd - Molapo Motors Gaborone
3rd - Fury Amanzimtoti

Sales - Alfa Romeo Vehicles    1st - Arnold Chatz Cars
2nd - Fiat Chrysler Sandton
3rd - Auto Italia Middelburg

Sales - Jeep Vehicles    1st - Cargo Motors Bedfordview
2nd - Fiat Chrysler Sandton
3rd - Fiat Alfa Romeo East Rand

Sales - Fiat, Fiat Professional & Abarth Vehicles    1st - Cargo Motors Bedfordview
2nd - Arnold Chatz Cars
3rd - Fiat Chrysler Sandton
Sales Dealer of the Year    Cargo Motors Bedfordview



AFTERSALES AWARDS 2020


Most Improved Aftersales Dealer    Rola Motors
Best Aftersales  Customer Service Dealer    Arnold Chatz Cars Constantia Kloof
Parts Manager of the Year    Justin Capazario - Fiat Chrysler Sandton
Service Manager of the Year    Victor Thom  - Cargo Motors Bedfordview
Aftersales Rural Dealer of the Year    Molapo Motors
Aftersales Urban Dealers of the Year    Maemo Rustenburg and Rola Motors
Aftersales Metro Dealers of the Year    Fiat Chrysler Sandton
Cargo Motors
Arnold Chatz Cars Constantia Kloof
Aftersales Dealer of the Year    Fiat Chrysler Sandton




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