KAT takes out 2020 Vans Award


Keith Andrews staff enjoyed success at the annual 2020 Mercedes-Benz Vans Retailer of the Year awards night.
Mac Sykes and Marcus Arnesen from Whangarei and Vijay Chhagn of Auckland were handed prizes for Service Manager of the Year, Parts Manager of the Year and Sales Achievement.
“These awards represent the massive effort everyone put in last year, I am very proud of the winners and I am equally as proud of all staff, as no one can win these awards by themselves,” said James Hudson-Owen, Keith Andrews’ Head of Sales for Mercedes-Benz.
“As Marcus said when I congratulated him, it is simply a team effort.”
The ceremony celebrated and rewarded the exceptional performance of Mercedes-Benz Vans dealerships and their staff throughout 2020. It also thanked them for their support in a challenging and unique year, which was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards recognised the Sales, Service and Parts components of the business.
Managing Director Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia and New Zealand Diane Tarr added that it was a year to be proud of, despite the unimaginable obstacles thrown up by the pandemic.
“Last year we were forced to pivot, adjust, rethink and most importantly remain connected to each other and our customers in unconventional ways,” Tarr explained.
“It was a year like no other, but despite the obstacles, despite the disruptions, I’m delighted to say it was a year of amazing results. 2020 was an incredible accomplishment and a testament to the hard work and passion of our retailer network.”