VW wins Exporter of the Year | Infrastructure news

Manfred Gie (Manager – VWSA), Michelle Phillips (GM – Transnet), Jane Stevenson (Judge – Magnetic Storm), Ndulela Canca (Manager – VWSA), Henning Jens (FD – VWSA), Quintin Levey (Chairman – Exporters Club)

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) walked away with the 2017 Exporter of the Year Award at the annual Eastern Cape Exporters Club Awards in Port Elizabeth.

VWSA the also won the 2017 Best Exporter OEM Award, for the fourth year in a row, as well as the 2017 SJM Flex Environmental Merit Award.

“Volkswagen has been the passenger car market leader for the last seven consecutive years and continues to lead the market in 2017. The Polo and Polo Vivo, which are produced in our Uitenhage factory, have been instrumental in our success, both locally and overseas,” said Thomas Schaefer, Chairman and Managing Director: Volkswagen Group South Africa.

“Our position in the passenger car market together with our ongoing commitment in trying to reduce our impact on the environment and our commitment to the Eastern Cape and the community we are situated in are all rewarded by these three awards and I am very proud to lead this great company, with its loyal workforce and dedicated dealer network,” he added.

VWSA also received a Merit Award for Continuous Improvement in the SJM Flex Environmental Award Category which is awarded to exporters who are ISO 14001 accredited and who pursue excellence in environmental management.

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