Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Kia New Zealand Dealer Up With World’s Best

Kia New Zealand Dealer Up With World’s Best

A Kia Motors dealer in New Zealand can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s best, after being selected to receive a coveted international award.

Dunedin Kia, also widely known as Carbase in the southern city, is one of just a handful of dealers worldwide to attain Platinum Prestige status in the last 12 months. In fact, the exclusive club is open to only 3% of Kia Motors dealers around the globe at any one time.

The award is made to dealers who excel in customer relations, standard of facilities, management of their business and sales/service performance.

Receiving the Platinum Prestige Award at a recent Kia Motors NZ conference, Dunedin Kia Dealer Principal Neil Videler says it had come “completely out of the blue”.

He adds: “To be measured against much larger and better resourced metropolitan dealerships globally is quite daunting, but it proves that when you have the right systems in place and the best people around you, providing a customer-focused service, it is possible to be world-class in Dunedin.

“We may be small, but we are a dedicated and professional team that thrives and it’s great to have our efforts recognised by this award, especially as it goes to only a very small number of Kia dealers around the world.”

Dunedin Kia recently underwent a complete redevelopment of its dealership facility in Kaikorai Valley Road to bring it into line with the corporate standards set by Kia Motors internationally. Mr Videler says that investment was the catalyst to ensure all other parts of the business were brought up to standard and he adds that it continues to be an ongoing process.

Todd McDonald, General Manager of Kia Motors New Zealand describes the Platinum Prestige Award for Dunedin Kia as an outstanding achievement.

“It recognises the quality of the operation and rewards the performance of the dealership, not the investment in bricks and mortar and in that respect, Neil and his team have done exceptionally well to be considered among the top 3% of Kia dealers internationally and they fully deserve this accolade,” says Mr McDonald.

The Dunedin Kia team has received a comprehensive Platinum Prestige resource kit, which includes wall plaques, showroom material, badges, business cards and letterhead denoting the achievement.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Science: Hookworm Discovery At Malaghan Institute

Professor Graham Le Gros has led a team which has stimulated both innate and memory responses to the parasite, discovering along the way the unexpected behaviour of one particular immune cell, in Hookworm, one of the world’s most devastating tropical ... More>>

Business: Provinces Urged To Make Full Use Of New Air Services

Provincial New Zealand has been urged to use new air services to Auckland or risk losing them either partially or completely. The stark warning was issued today by Far North mayor John Carter at a ceremony at Kaitaia airport to mark the final Air ... More>>

Mobile: 2degrees To Credit All Calls And SMS To Nepal

In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in the weekend, 2degrees will be crediting all calls and SMS messages made to mobiles and landlines in Nepal from Friday 24th April until midnight Wednesday 29th April. More>>

Scoop Business: Alex Swney Pleads Guilty To $2.5M Fraud Charge

Alex Swney, former chief executive of the Auckland city centre business association Heart of the City, has pleaded guilty to dishonestly using documents to obtain $2.5 million. More>>

ALSO:

Petrol Burns Prices: Second Consecutive Quarterly Fall For CPI

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.3 percent in the March 2015 quarter, following a 0.2 percent fall in the December 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The last time the CPI showed two consecutive quarterly falls was in the December 1998 and March 1999 quarters. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Broadcasters Launch Battle Against Global Mode ISPs

New Zealand broadcasters have confirmed they’ve launched legal proceedings against internet service providers who give customers’ access to “global mode”, which allows customers access to offshore online content, claiming it breaches the local content providers’ copyright. More>>

ALSO:

Sanford: Closure Of Christchurch Mussel Processing Plant Confirmed

The decision comes after a period of consultation with the 232 staff employed at the Riccarton site, who were told on 9 April that Sanford was considering the future of mussel processing in Christchurch. Recent weather patterns had impacted on natural spat (offspring) supply... More>>

ALSO:

Price Of Cheese: Dairy Product Prices Fall To The Lowest This Year

Dairy product prices fell in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, hitting the lowest level in the 2015 auctions so far, as prices for milk powder and butter slid amid concern about the outlook for commodities. More>>

ALSO:

Houston, We Have An Air Route: Air New Zealand To Fly Direct To The Heart Of Texas

Air New Zealand will fly its completely refitted Boeing 777-200 aircraft between Auckland and Houston up to five times a week opening up the state of Texas as well as popular nearby tourist states such as Louisiana and Florida. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news