The retail motor industry witnessed a celebration of excellence at the prestigious 2023 MSXi | NADA Dealership of the Year Awards, held at The Houghton Hotel in Gauteng on Thursday, 15th March 2024. Hosted as part of the culminating event of the impactful #NADA Dealer Connect 2024, the black-tie affair in Johannesburg welcomed business owners, sponsors, dealer principals, NADA, and RMI executives for an exclusive evening of recognition and camaraderie.

In its 26th year, this event stands as a testament to the dedication and innovation within the dealer network. Esteemed industry leaders, stakeholders, dealership CEOs, and distinguished guests gathered to acknowledge and honour the outstanding achievements of NADA members across the country.

The awards ceremony, orchestrated to honour exceptional performance within automotive dealerships, serves as the sole independent validation of dealership profitability. MSX International (MSXi) meticulously measures the financial performance of more than 1,000 South African franchised dealers, spotlighting the top performers across five distinct categories:

– Commercial Vehicle Dealership
– Independent Dealership
– Unlisted Group
– Listed Group
– Luxury Group Dealership

The pinnacle of the evening is the highly respected MSXi | NADA Dealership of the Year Award, selected from the highest achievers across these five categories.

Additionally, the event featured the presentation of the Most Improved Performance Group Member award, a category venerable in its existence prior to the inception of the Dealership Awards. Dealers in this group undergo a thorough evaluation over a two-year period.

The winners of the 2023 MSXi | NADA Dealership of the Year Awards are:

Commercial Vehicle Dealership

Winner – Key Pinetown Truck Centre – Andrew Emanuel

Finalist – Key Durban Truck Centre – Glynn Crookes

Finalist – Hino Shelly Beach – Gansen Chetty

Independent Dealership

Winner – Haval The Glen – David Venter

Finalist – Lichtenburg Toyota and Hino – Nico Pretorius

Finalist – Mariental Toyota – Danie Slabbert

Unlisted Group

Winner – BB Tzaneen Ford – Paul Roets

Finalist – BB Motors Tzaneen – Jurie du Plessis

Finalist – NTT Toyota Groblersdal – Reynier Cronje

Listed Group

Winner – Bidvest McCarthy Nissan Gateway – Danny Govender

Finalist – Suzuki Boksburg – Sean Naested

Finalist – Messina Toyota – Jaco van der Merwe

Luxury Vehicle Group Dealership

Winner – BMW Pupkewitz – Armand Barnard

Finalist – Audi Centre Trichardt – Shawn Peach

Finalist – Audi Centre Umhlanga – Ravi Naidoo

Notable recipients of the Most Improved Performance Group Member award included Suzuki Mahindra Montana, being the Winner and finalists BMW Pupkewitz, and Lazarus Ford Centurion represented by Rayno Myburgh, Armand Barnard, and Ben Pillay, respectively.

The highest honour, the 2023 MSXi | NADA Dealership of the Year, was bestowed upon BB Tzaneen Ford, represented by Paul Roets.

The Annual Awards ceremony served as a poignant celebration of collective excellence within the retail motor industry. >From innovation and customer service to visionary leadership, each award recognised the diverse facets of industry achievement.

As attendees departed, they were inspired and reinvigorated, poised to continue driving progress and shaping the future of mobility.

Congratulations are extended to all the exceptional NADA members for their unwavering commitment, innovation, and exemplary performance.