Johan de Klerk, Sales Executive from Zimmermann Garage was once again awarded the title Best Salesman for Volkswagen in the 2011 Golden Circle Competition, an honour bestowed upon him for the 3rd year while Steve Kahikomunu, Sales Executive from the Zimmermann team received a 3rd place in the New Vehicle Sales Executive Awards. Roland Walder, Parts Manager Zimmermann Garage received a 2nd place in the Group Parts Award section.
The Grand Prix Awards ceremony recently celebrated the 2011 winners at Shine Studios, Braamfontein in Johannesburg as a “Night of Extraordinary Icons” for Volkswagen South Africa.
Joining the Volkswagen brand as part of the Zimmermann team in 2008, Johan has been passionate about delivering only the best service. In 2010 he was recognized for the first time when he received second place in the 2009 Volkswagen Golden Circle competition. In May 2011 his hard work and dedication culminated as he was awarded the title of the Best Salesman for Volkswagen at the 2010 Golden Circle Competition. This competition is judged and evaluated by VW South Africa and is based on customer satisfaction and sales targets.
Said Johan de Klerk: “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”.
Norbet Zimmermann, Director and Sales Manager of Zimmerman Garage added: “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 in August includes a visit to the Wolfsburg Autostadt, Germany. The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus 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 through 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.
The line starts from outside Wolfsburg and travels through Autostadt. It is about 4 miles (6.4 km) long. There are seven pavilions dedicated to car manufacturers at Autostadt, 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.