VW SA rewards hardwork
The Grand Prix Awards ceremony celebrated the 2011 winners at an event dubbed a “Night of Extraordinary Icons” for Volkswagen South Africa.
Roland Walder, Parts Manager at Zimmermann Garage came second in the Group Parts Award section while Steve Kahikomunu, a Sales Executive also from Zimmermann came third in the New Vehicle Sales Executive Awards. This competition is judged and evaluated by VW South Africa and is based on customer satisfaction and sales targets.
Johan joined the Volkswagen brand as part of the Zimmermann team in 2008. Since then, he has been passionate about delivering only the best service. He was second in the 2009 Volkswagon Golden Circle Competition and was crowned the Best Salesman for Volkswagen at the 2010 Golden Circle Competition, a feat he repeated this year.
“I am proud to represent the Volkswagen brand and to be part of the phenomenal Zimmermann team. My achievement is a result of top management providing me with infinite opportunities and the steadfast support from my fellow sales partners, administrative partners, the workshop team, my valued customers and my family.” said de Klerk.
Norbet Zimmermann, Director and Sales Manager of Zimmerman Garage said “The awards received for the Zimmermann group are a confirmation of our passion for our clients and the brand that we represent. We also ensure continuous clientele through our work ethics, sales advice and the service we provide. We are not merely selling a car, we are selling a lifestyle and a lifetime partnership. We have been in this industry for almost 50 years, and thanks to our unwavering customers, we are still growing from strength to strength.”
The Golden Circle winner’s incentive trip this year includes a visit to the Wolfsburg Autostadt, Germany in August. The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory which focuses on automobiles. It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group, a customer centre where customers can pick up new cars, and take a tour of the enormous factory, a guide to the evolution of roads, and cinema in a large sphere.
It is also home to the largest glass doors in the world and the longest printed line which is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long. The line starts from outside Wolfsburg and travels through Autostadt. There are seven pavilions dedicated to car manufacturers. Volkswagen production and development pavilion which displays all models in the Volkswagen range plus a shop of Volkswagen articles of clothing, die cast models and vehicle accessories, the Bentley Pavilion shared with Bugatti, Škoda pavilion, Lamborghini pavilion, Audi pavilion and the SEAT pavilion.