Every year, BMW Group Malaysia holds an Awards night to celebrate their performance and to recognize dealers who have performed exceptionally well. It's a night of festivities and a way to touch base with their dealers when it may be too hectic or frantic through the year as they busy themselves with the business of, well, selling cars. The 2016 Financial Year was good for BMW Group Malaysia as a whole, with growth in their BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorrad brands.
The strong dealership network for BMW is naturally key to their successful growth and sales, and without the support of their dealers they would clearly not be able to have moved so many units through 2016. But more than the dealership as a whole, it is the people from the dealerships themselves- the people who interact with customers day to day- that truly make the customer experience and are on the frontlines when it comes to selling cars.
As such, BMW awarded various staff from various dealerships based on their performance through 2016. They are as follows:
BMW Vision Club Award
The BMW Vision Club Award recognizes individual accomplishments where 17 top achieving individuals in the levels of Head of Sales and Sales Advisor were acknowledged. In the categories for Sales Advisor, recipients of the Gold Category award were Paul Liew King Choong from Tian Siang Premium Auto and Richard Sim from Regas Premium Auto.
In the Platinum Category were Danny Saw from Tian Siang Premium Auto, Wong Kim Kooi and Lilly Teoh from Auto Bavaria Penang, and Chloe Chin May Queen from Ingress Auto Puchong.
The recipients for the Diamond Category were Mandy Tang and Chua Kok Sing from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Lim Kar Ean from Auto Bavaria Johor Bahru, Siti Rasyidah from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur, and Samantha Sam Suet Fond from Ingress Auto.
The Head of Sales who was recognized in the Gold Category was Kellie Goh while Joe Lee Se Juan from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie and Caleb Lau Lian Yoong from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur were both awarded for the Diamond Category.
The BMW Vision Club Award this year introduced two new categories – the Top 7 Series and BMW Premium Selection. The Sales Advisor recognized as the Top 7 Series Winner was Danny Saw from Tian Siang Premium Auto. Alfred Lum Ying Wai and Garry Lam from Ingress Auto and Quill Automobiles respectively, were the winners of the new BMW Premium Selection Category.
BMW Excellence Club Award
In the Silver Category of the BMW Excellence Club Award, Bryan Wong from Millennium Welt Batu Bahat was the recipient of the award. In the Gold Category, Bryan Wong from Millennium Welt Seremban won first place while Lee Sze Shien from Lee Motors Auto Care and Simon Wang from Regas Premium Auto followed in second and third place respectively.
The Dealer Principals who accepted the awards in the Platinum Category were Tan Ka Kim from Tian Siang Premium Auto, Jayden Liew from Wheelcorp Premium and Paul Chan from Auto Bavaria Penang. Meanwhile, the Diamond Category awards were presented to Low Yuan Lung from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Choong Chin Seong from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur and Tuese Zuhair from Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi.
BMW Aftersales Dealer Award
The BMW Group Malaysia Dealer Awards Night 2015 also distinguished outstanding performances in the areas of Aftersales, recognising individuals in the levels of Head of Aftersales, Service Advisor, Technical Advisor and Diagnosis Specialist, to name a few.
The awards for Head of Aftersales were presented to Hoo Tian Kwong from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur, Leonard Yeoh from Tian Siang Ipoh, and E. Elavarasan from Wearnes Tebrau.
In the category of Customer Service Officer, the recipients of the award were Danial Joshua Pinto from Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi, Tan Weng Ket and Farique Sher from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie.
Meanwhile, in the category for Mechanics, Saf Fairuz The and Chai Meng Wah from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie as well as Choo Yee Khai from Auto Bavaria Penang were recipients of the award.
The BMW Aftersales Dealer Award also included an Open Category which was awarded to Patrick Teo Nga Kuang from Millennium Welt Batu Pahat, Karen Loo Poh Tin from Auto Bavaria Penang, Koh Huey Wen and Boo Yi Peng from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, as well as Pamela Ang Jee-Ann from Tian Siang Ipoh.
BMW Credit Dealer Award
The recipients of the Gold Category award were Patrick Teo from Millennium Welt Batu Pahat, Simon Wang from Regas Premium, Mohd Azeman Mohamed Akram from Ingress Puchong, Philip Chew from FM Autohaus, and Alisa Khoo from Wearnes Tebrau. In the Diamond Category, both Low Yang Lung from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie and Choong Chin Seong from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur were winners of the award.
Best Overall CSI Score 2016
The Best Overall CSI Score Award was presented in the Gold, Platinum, and Diamond categories to Tian Siang Premium Auto Ipoh, Auto Bavaria Penang and Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi respectively.
MINI Issigonis Club Award and MINI Regional Competition Award
The MINI Issigonis Club Award celebrated the success of the MINI brand where in the MINI Top Dealerships category, Azwan Yahaya from Ingress Bangsar, Jayden Liew from Wheelcorp Premium and Bryan Wong from Millennium Welt Seremban were awarded.
Recipients of awards for the MINI Top Sales Manager category were Puteri Marianna Koay from Ingress Bangsar, Jonathan Loke from Wheelcorp Premium, Alex Koh from Wearnes Tebrau and Nicholas Lee from Millennium Welt Seremban. Sales Advisors were also recognized in the MINI Top Sales Advisor category. They were Jack Ng from Ingress Bangsar, Belinda Ong from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Dexter Ang from Wheelcorp Premium, and Muhammad Zulhafizi Norzan from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur.
In the Regional Category of the MINI Regional Competition Award, the recipient of the award was Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur.