BMW Group Malaysia recently celebrated the success of its 2014 financial year with the BMW Dealer Awards Night 2014.
The awards ceremony recognized the efforts of the premium automaker’s network of dealers and individuals for their contribution in achieving its highest record breaking year in terms of business performance, surpassing its targets for the year 2014 for all of its Malaysian business units – BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad.
Speaking at the awards presentation, Alan Harris, Managing Director & CEO of BMW Group Malaysia said, “We are very pleased with our successful performance in 2014 which has allowed us at BMW Group Malaysia to once again emerge as the No.1 premium automaker in the country. The continued and growing support of our strong dealership network is a key contributor to our robust performance in 2014 where a record of 9,046 BMW, MINI and Motorrad vehicles were delivered, charting an increase of 13.4% as compared to the same period in 2013(7,974).”
The evening witnessed recognition of individual accomplishments through the BMW Vision Club which honoured 18 top achieving individuals in the level of Sales Advisors and Sales Managers.
In the Sales Advisor Category in the Gold Category, Angeline Ee from Ingress Auto, Puchong and Hock Lee from Lee Motors Autocare, Alor Setar were recipients for the award. In the Platinum Category, the recipients were Alex Tang and Ivan Chin from Tian Siang Premium Auto Butterworth; Jonathan Loke from Wheelcorp Premium, SetiaAlam and Lim Kar Ean from Auto Bavaria Johor Bahru. The recipients of the award in the Diamond Category were Mandy Tang, Ros Faizan Bin Mohamed Yusuf, Chong Kean Tuck, Alvin Ng Wai Kong and Gya Chenfrom Auto Bavaria Glenmarie as well as Tai Kar Yee from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur.
Meanwhile, awards in the Sales Manager Category recognized Gavin Tay from Regas Premium Auto, Sarawak and Nicholas Lee from Millenium Welt, Seremban in the Gold Category. As for the Platinum Category, Eric Ooi from Tian Siang Premium Auto Butterworth and Jayden Liew from Wheelcorp Premium Setia Alam were recipients of the award. In the Diamond Category, the recipients were Caleb Lau Lian Yoong and Joe Lee,both from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpurand Auto Bavaria Glenmarie respectively.
BMW Excellence Club awards were also handed out to Dealer Principals where Bryan Wong of Millennium Welt, Seremban and Simon Wang of Regas Premium Auto, Sarawak were recipients of the Gold Category. In the Platinum Category, the recipients were Philip Chew of Auto Bavaria Johor Bahru; Michael Liew of Wheelcorp Premium Setia Alam and Tan Ka Kin of Tian Siang Premium Auto Butterworth. Meanwhile, the Diamond Category awards were presented to Choong Chin Seong of Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur and Low Yuan Lung of Auto Bavaria Glenmarie. Rabian Abdul Rahman of Ingress Auto Puchong received awards in both the Gold Category and Diamond Category of the BMW Excellence Club Award.
The BMW Group Malaysia Dealer Awards Night 2014 also distinguished outstanding performances in the areas of Aftersales, recognising individuals in the levels of Head of Aftersales, Customer Service Officer, Workshop Supervisor, Master Technician, and more.
The awards for Head of Aftersales, Yuen Woon Choon of Pendragon Auto Kuantan; Sivakumar Krishnan of Ingress Auto Puchong and Ho Yong Yi of Wheelcorp Premium Setia Alam emerged as the recipients of the BMW After sales Dealer Award in 2014.
In the category for Customer Service Officers, the recipients of the award were Uthaya Kumar A/L Manickom of Wheelcorp Premium Setia Alam; Teh Yee Liang of Tian Siang Premium Auto Butterworth and Yap Jaw Hian of Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi.
Meanwhile, in the category for Technicians, the awards were presented to Salman Bashir of Auto Bavaria Penang; Zakaria Yusuf of Auto Bavaria Johor Bahru and Joseph Wan Jock of Regas Premium Auto Sarawak.
The BMW Group Malaysia Dealer Awards in the Category for After Sales also included an Open Nomination Category which was awarded to Erdariyati binti Ajamain, Customer Relation Executive of Wheelcorp Premium Setia Alam; Mohd Azlan bin Aladin, Service Executive of Auto Bavaria Penang; Chan Hong Leong, Workshop Job Controller at Auto Bavaria Glenmarie; Shawn William Decruz, Customer Service Executive of Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur; and Jeffry bin Jaafar, Workshop Executive of Ingress Auto Damansara.
The BMW Group Malaysia Dealer Awards Night 2014 also celebrated the success of MINI with the MINI Top Sales Advisors Award which was presented to Jimmy Lim Boon Hsiung from Ingress Auto Bangsar and Dion Yeong Moon Yee from Wearnes Autohaus Tebrau.
The Best Overall CSI Score Award was presented in the Gold, Platinum, and Diamond categories to Regas Premium Auto Sarawak, Tian Siang Premium Auto, and Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur respectively.