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Mercedes-Benz Pinetown: A big deal(ership)

08.06.2016

We might be living in challenging economic times, but the opening of the all-new R125-million Mercedes-Benz Pinetown dealership is a major show of confidence in the brand.

This simply spectacular facility, set along Caversham Road, was officially opened last week, and includes new and pre-owned showrooms, service facilities, as well as customer interaction hubs, including dedicated digital and online services. All incorporated into almost 14,500m2   of prime business property that boasts over 350 parking bays.

A total of 85 people are employed here, and it's good to see that at the workshop - which is able to service and repair 55 vehicles a day - you can even have glass replacements and tyre fitment done in-house. The part warehouse, meanwhile, is stocked with over 10,000 line items at any time. This really is a "one-stop-shop" solution.

Said Florian Seidler, Co-CEO Mercedes-Benz South Africa & Executive Director Mercedes-Benz Cars, "It is pleasing to see that despite challenging times we are seeing dealers willing to invest in people and facilities to continue growing their business to world-class standards."

Exactly, Florian.

Mercedes-Benz Pinetown, by the way, is owned by NMI-DSM, a joint venture company between Barloworld and NH Partnership, a family business run by the renowned Akoo family.

1. From left to right: Florian Seidler, co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Executive Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars; Wilanda Stubbs, Dealer Principal Mercedes-Benz Pinetown; Nizam AkoobKhamissa, NMI-DSM Director and Selvin Govender, Head of Marketing, Mercedes-Benz South Africa at the opening of the NMI-DSM-owned Mercedes-Benz Pinetown dealership opening.

2. Florian Seidler, co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Executive Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars; Wilanda Stubbs, Dealer Principal Mercedes-Benz Pinetown and Nizam AkoobKhamissa, NMI-DSM Director.

3. Florian Seidler, co-CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa and Executive Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars and Nizam AkoobKhamissa, NMI-DSM Director, cutting the ribbon at the Mercedes-Benz Pinetown opening

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08.06.2016
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