Duly Trucks, which was recently awarded the Best Dealer of the Year for the Developing Markets Award, is looking at selling over 100 vehicles, including tractors this year, with Q1 2018 results pointing to an improved performance.
— Staff Writer.
The annual dealership awards were presented in South Africa two weeks ago.
The developing markets include Kenya Mauritius Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Mozambique.
UD Trucks general manager Eliot Shoniwa told businessdigest on Tuesday that the award has soarked renewed interest in its services. Last year, the company won the best dealership award in vehicles sales and emerged as a runner-up in parts sales and a runner-up in the service category.
“What we do is we don’t want to disclose our numbers so early in the year because of our competitors but we have agreements in place this year. This year, at UD Trucks we are looking at selling, including tractors, just over 100 vehicles and we have put in place strategies and tactics to achieve that. Our Q1 results are pleasing,” he said.
Towards the end of last year UD Trucks managed to secure a dealership for tractors with New Holland.
“These awards are acknowledgement of good work we have done for the last 12 months. It shows that although things are not well we are trying to push the Zimbabwe agenda to the world. We were awarded the best dealer of the year award in various special business units. One of our technicians, Michael Mupunga, was also honoured at the ceremony, as the Best Technician in South Africa. It’s good that the awards also included South Africa. This translates to the kind of service we offer,” he said
UD Trucks has a footprint in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and, Mutare.
Every year UD holds an Annual Dealer Conference for all its dealers in Southern Africa. These awards are held in South Africa.