WEMOTOR.COM ARTICLE (DEALER AWARDS 2010) – 23rd April 2011

BMW Group Malaysia Dealer Awards Night Recognises Outstanding Dealers!

 Premium automaker rewards top-performing dealerships and individuals after record-breaking 2010 performance.

BMW Group Malaysia recently celebrated the successful conclusion of its 2010 financial year with the BMW Dealer Awards Night. The gala event, held at the Westin Kuala Lumpur recognised the efforts of BMW’s dealership network specifically top-performing dealers and individuals for the role that they have played in helping BMW Group surpass its targets for 2010 for all of its Malaysian business units – BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad.

 

Speaking during the awards presentation, Geoffrey Briscoe, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The past year was another record year in terms of growth for BMW as we have seen accelerated recovery from the global economic downturn across the globe and especially here in Malaysia. In 2010, BMW Group Malaysia managed to report record numbers across our business with a grand total of 4,509 vehicle sales in the country, comprising of 4,006 BMW vehicles, 222 MINI’s and 281 Motorrads. This success can certainly be attributed in part to the respected partners throughout our 15-strong 4S dealership network.”

Briscoe added that BMW Group Malaysia’s strong network of dealerships in the country played a key role in ensuring the record year was achieved. He said, “Dealerships form a critical touch point for the BMW brand in communicating the premium expression to our customers. It is therefore important for dealerships to be efficient and professional in their conduct. All our BMW dealerships across Malaysia are successful ventures and have been charting progressive business growth year on year. This fact has been proven time and time again in our business reporting which ensures the premium standards of the BMW brand are maintained here in Malaysia.”

 

BMW Group Malaysia representatives, Chris Lee, Head of Sales for BMW Group Malaysia (extreme left) and Raymond Tan, Head of Marketing for BMW Group Malaysia (extreme right) share a picture with the recipients of the BMW Vision Club of Excellence Awards for Sales Managers, (from 2nd from left) Chin Mun Fei, Sales Manager from Ingress Auto, Chia Chong Seng, Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi, Loy Suan Chiow, Seong Hoe Premium Motor and Dellen Lee from Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi.

In the Platinum Award Category, recognising dealerships that recorded a sales turnover of more than 200 cars per annum saw Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi walking away with the championship accolade, with Auto Bavaria Glenmarie and Auto Bavaria Johor coming in 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up respectively.

 

Robert Ku from Seong Hoe Premium Motors (centre) received the BMW Vision Club award winners in the Gold Category at the Sales Advisor level from Chris Lee, Head of Sales for BMW Group Malaysia (left) and Raymond Tan, Head of Marketing for BMW Group Malaysia (right)

Meanwhile, the Gold Award Category, which comprises of dealerships that achieved an overall sales turnover of under 200 cars per annum, Melaka-based Seong Hoe Premium Motors emerged as champions, whilst Tian Siang Premium Auto from Perak came in second and Auto Bavaria Segambut took third place.

The evening also recognised individual accomplishments through Excellence in Sales awards category for MINI and Motorrad as well as the BMW Vision Club program, which honoured the top achieving individuals in the levels of Sales Advisor, Sales Manager and Dealer Principals at BMW dealerships nationwide.

 

(From left to right) Puteri Marianna Koay, MINI Malaysia Sales Advisor receiving the MINI Top Performing Sales Advisor Award from Farid Sulaiman, MINI Manager.

In the Excellence in Sales category for BMW Motorrad and MINI, the awards went to Auto Bavaria Glenmarie’s Mr. Sahran bin Ali and Ms. Puteri Marianna Koay respectively. BMW Vision Club award winners in the Gold Category at the Sales Advisor level, meanwhile, were Robert Ku and Sonia Tan from Seong Hoe Premium Motors whilst Chong Kean Tuck from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Esther Tang from Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi, Jacelyn Teh from Quill Automobiles, Mandy Tang from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Michelle Chan from Ingress Auto, Samantha Sam from Ingress Auto and William Ng from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie emerged BMW Vision Club award winners in the Platinum Category.

Awards at the Sales Manager level saw Loy Suan Chiow from Seong Hoe Premium Motors pick up the BMW Vision Club award in the Gold Category, whilst Chia Chong Seng from Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi, Chin Mun Fei from Ingress Auto and Dellen Lee from Auto Bavaria Segambut took home the awards in the Platinum Category.

BMW Vision Club awards at the Dealer Principal level were also awarded to Mr. Chua Beng Poh in the Gold Category as well as Mr. Johan Sammy in the Platinum Category. Mr. Chua is the Dealer Principal responsible for the Melaka based BMW dealership Seong Hoe Premium Motors whereas Mr. Sammy is the Dealer Principal responsible for the Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi.

The 15 BMW Vision Club award winners were awarded the BMW Vision Club Excellence Award in the form of a Certificate, customized Business Cards, a trophy and special incentive experience trip to Las Vegas.

 

BMW Group Malaysia representatives, Chris Lee, Head of Sales for BMW Group Malaysia (extreme left) and Raymond Tan, Head of Marketing for BMW Group Malaysia (extreme right) strike a pose with Chua Beng Poh (second from left), dealer principal of Seong Hoe Premium Motors and recipient of the BMW Vision Club of Excellence Awards Gold Category for Dealer Principals and Mohamed Johan Sammy Abdullah (third from left), dealer principal of Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi and recipient of BMW Vision Club of Excellence Awards Platinum Category for Dealer Principals

BMW Group Malaysia’s 15 dedicated 4S (Sales, Service, Systems and Spare Parts) dealerships across Malaysia provide nationwide coverage for potential and loyal BMW customers alike. With three new BMW dealerships introduced in 2010 – Auto Bavaria Johor Bahru, Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur and Pendragon Auto in Kuantan, BMW’s unsurpassed dealership coverage is testament to its commitment to providing its Malaysian customers with the best choices and convenience for their BMW vehicles.

According to Frost & Sullivan’s projections for 2011, vehicle sales are expected to continue to rise this year, with the premium automotive segment in particular. likely to increase by 5% during the year.

Commenting on this, Geoffrey Briscoe mentioned he expected the BMW brand to exceed the projected growth rate for the premium automotive segment in Malaysia, saying “Based on the 2011 first quarter results, we have already surpassed the sales achieved in the same period of last year by over 20% with a total of 1305 vehicles sold to date and I am confident, especially with the introduction of new models such as the all-new BMW X3 and BMW 6 Series, as well as the MINI Countryman completing our range of premium vehicles and our dedicated network of 15 4S BMW dealerships across the country, that we will once again achieve a record number of vehicle sales from BMW Group Malaysia this year.”

NEWS STRAITS TIMES ARTICLE – April 14, 2011

Luxury the name of the game

NOTHING beats personal contact. You will get the chance to look at some new BMW models in the eye and get a feel of them at the Lifestyle And Luxury Tourism Fair (LuxtoFair) 2011 at Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur from May 20-22.

In the world of the elite and affluent, a car is, needless to say, a requisite. Premium brand BMW, associated with luxury and performance, is the event’s motoring partner.

“We are excited to be part of Luxtofair, which offers luxury and premium travel and tour packages. As an international luxury car brand, our global philosophy is about premium lifestyles. We believe LuxtoFair is an event on par with our branding” says Jimmy Gan, general manager (sales and marketing) of Ingress Auto, a BMW authorised 4S dealer.

BMW will be displaying two of its latest models that were recently launched here — the new 5 series and the X1.

Also on display will be exciting BMW merchandise such as golf bags, golf tees, caps, watches and key chains. Visitors can purchase these at special promotional rates during the fair.

“Right now, we have a low interest rate promotion for the 3 series which includes the 320i, 320i Sports, 320D sports, 323i and 325i Sports. Visitors can make an appointment to test-drive these cars,” adds Gan.

The cars offer complete infotainment (which allows you to download your favourite songs and music into their built-in hard disk), bluetooth, navigation, head up displays and integral active steering. Very soon, the BMW will see the full application of Internet services such as emails, surfing and online booking.

“For those who are looking for prestige, comfort and driving dynamics, the BMW stands out. BMW Munich is constantly producing cars that are not only stylish but offer other innovations to make driving a pleasure.

“These include lower fuel consumption, more savings and longer mileage. Check out our diesel engines and you will be amazed by the power, torque and fuel savings.”

LuxtoFair 2011 is organised by the National Tourism Council Of Malaysia. It is endorsed and supported by the Ministry of Tourism and the Pacific Asia Travel Association. The fair will showcase premier tourism products and services such as airlines, premier cruises, luxury resorts and hotels, exclusive holiday packages and experiences as well as leisure and lifestyle products. The New Straits Times is the official newspaper.

The fair also provides a platform for companies and organisations to introduce and promote their products, services and designs to the elite market.

 

THE STAR ARTICLE – Monday April 4, 2011

Tourism fair for the wealthy

THE National Tourism Council Malaysia (NTCM) with support from the Tourism Ministry will be organising the first Luxury Tourism Fair 2011 (LuxtoFair ‘11).

Focusing on lifestyle and luxury tourism, the event will showcase high-end tourism products and services, including exclusive holiday packages to sought-after destinations, premier airlines and cruises, luxury accommodations, spas, health retreats and other unique experiences.

Speaking at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur recently, NTCM president and LuxtoFair organising committee chairman Datuk Shamsul Falak Abdul Kadir said this was the first time such an event was being held in Malaysia.

Prestigious: (From left) Asia Fairs Sdn Bhd managing director Steven Thong, Shamsul, NTCM vice president Mohd Ayub Hassan and Ingress Auto general manager Jimmy Gan at the press conference to announce the fair.

“Last year, the global tourism receipt totalled up to US$850bil (RM2.55tril).

“While 97% of tourists spend an average of US$600 (RM1,800), the top three percent of tourists spend an average of US$5,000 (RM15,000),” he said, adding that these high-end travellers contribute about 20% of the total revenue.

“This is why we wanted to organize this fair to cater to the upper segment market.

“We are targeting more affluent travelers, including entrepreneurs, professionals, elites, socialites, embassies, expatriates and others,” he said.

The fair would also provide a platform for companies to promote their high-end products and services to the public, as many people were not aware such products and services existed.

So far, 70 of the 100 booths available have been taken up.

“Although we also have packages to international destinations, we expect to see a strong participation by local and regional players such as the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tourism Indonesia, and Tourism Australia,” he said.

He added that they expected the event to bring in 8,000 quality visitors.

The fair will feature exciting stage presentations performances, consumer contests, lucky draws as well as talks on various topics by relevant speakers.

Official partners Maybank, MasterCard, Malaysia Airlines and Ingress Motors will also be offering various deals and promotions at the fair.

The LuxtoFair 2011 will be held from 10am to 8pm daily from May 20 to 21, and 10 am to 7pm on May 22 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Admission tickets are priced at RM10.

For enquiries, call 03-9283 2268 or 019-3611972.

BMW MALAYSIA ARTICLE (DEALER AWARDS 2011) – 15th February 2012

BMW Group Malaysia Dealer Awards Night Recognises Outstanding BMW Dealerships
Premium automaker rewards top-performing dealerships and individuals to commemorate record-breaking achievement in 2011

Kuala Lumpur, 15th February 2012 – BMW Group Malaysia recently celebrated the organisation’s successful conclusion of its 2011 financial year with the BMW Dealer Awards Night. The gala evening served to honour the efforts of BMW’s dealership network, specifically top-performing dealers and individuals for their contribution in helping BMW Group surpass its targets for 2011 for all of its Malaysian business units – BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad.

Speaking at the awards presentation, Geoffrey Briscoe, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “2011 was another great year for us at BMW Group Malaysia. We were able to reflect on yet another record breaking year of growth where we delivered a total of 5,604 BMW, MINI and Motorrad vehicles. This record figure surpasses our performance in 2010 by 24%.”

Briscoe added that the successful year of 2011 was achieved owing to a great partnership and strong dealership network in the country. He said, “This success can certainly be attributed to our respected partners throughout our 15-strong 4S dealership network which plays a great importance in ensuring the record year was achieved. We at the BMW Group believe that the formation of a good dealership is crucial in communicating the premium expression of the BMW Brand to our customers here in the country. All our BMW dealerships across Malaysia are successful ventures and have been charting progressive business growth year on year which makes this awards ceremony all the more special!”

In the Platinum Award Category, recognising dealerships that had recorded a turnover of more than 200 cars per annum saw Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur walking away with the championship accolade, with Auto Bavaria Penang and Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi coming in 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up respectively.

Meanwhile, the Gold Award Category, which comprises of dealerships that had achieved an overall turnover of fewer than 200 cars per annum, Lee Motors from Kedah emerged as the overall champion, whilst Tian Siang Premium Auto from Perak came in second and Melaka-based Seong Hoe Premium Motors took third place.

The evening also recognised individual accomplishments through Excellence in Sales awards category for MINI as well as the BMW Vision Club program, which honoured 15 top achieving individuals in the levels of Sales Advisor, Sales Manager and Dealer Principals at BMW dealerships nationwide. The BMW Vision Club award winners were awarded an excellence award certificate, customized business cards, a trophy and special incentive experience trip to South Africa.
In the Excellence in Sales category for MINI, Auto Bavaria Glenmarie’s Ms. Puteri Marianna Koay once again walked home with the award whilst BMW Vision Club award winners in the Gold Category at the Sales Advisor level were Sathiya A/L Selvam from Tian Siang Premium Auto and Mr. Jeffrey Tan from Seong Hoe Premium Motors.

In the Premium Category at the Sales Advisor level, Ms. Jacelyn Teh and Ms. Sylvia Yap from Quill Automobiles, Ms. Mandy Tang from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Ms. Wendy Tan from Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi, Mr. Ellen Low from Auto Bavaria Johor Bahru, Mr. Gan Kok Kee and Mr. Lam Chee King from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur emerged as BMW Vision Club award winners for the 2011 financial year.

The awards at the Sales Manager level, meanwhile, saw Mr. Kim Ong from Tian Siang Premium Auto pick up the BMW Vision Club award in the Gold Category whilst Mr. Yeap Cheng Wooi from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie, Mr. Chin Mun Fei from Ingress Auto and Mr. Reuben Chirng from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur taking home the award in the Platinum Category.

BMW Vision Club awards were also handed out at the Dealer Principal level where Mr. Tan Ka Kin, the Dealer Principal responsible for the Perak based BMW dealership, Tian Siang Premium Auto picked up the award in the Gold Category whilst Encik Rabian Abdul Rahman, Dealer Principal responsible for Ingress Premium Auto in the Mutiara Damansara area took home the award in the Platinum Category.

The BMW Group Malaysia Dealer Awards program this year also saw an addition to its awards incentive programme with the introduction of award categories for outstanding performance in the BMW Aftersales business, recognising individuals in the levels of Technical Expert, Aftersales Advisor and Head of Aftersales. The award winners in the BMW Aftersales categories were also awarded with the special incentive experience trip to South Africa.

At the Technical Expert level, the service technicians were assessed based on their knowledge of the products as well as their diagnosis skills. The two highest performing Technical Experts from each dealership were then nominated by their Head of Aftersales based on their performance. The nominated candidates were then assessed by a team of BMW Aftersales Managers from BMW Group Malaysia where the three top performing winners were selected. For the 2011 competition year, the winners were Mr. Loh Kian Yew from Quill Automobiles, Mr. Anthony David from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur and Mr. Raviwarman from Ingress Auto.

Winners at the Service Advisor and Head of Aftersales levels, meanwhile, were also ranked top three in each category respectively based on the highest points awarded in the BMW Aftersales business performance within the network.

At the Service Advisor level, Mr. Ricky Yeow from Quill Automobiles, Mr. Liew Sun from Ingress Auto and Mr. Adrian Tan from Tian Siang walked home winners for the evening whilst the awards at the Head of Aftersales level went to Mr. Leonard Yeoh from Tian Siang Premium Auto, Mr. Ho Yong Yi from Lee Motors and Mr. Clement Wilson from Ingress Auto respectively.
The evening awards ceremony was made more memorable with an exquisite 3-course dinner with a special performance by Ning Baizura.

BMW Group Malaysia’s 15 strong dedicated 4S (Sales, Service, Systems and Spare Parts) dealerships across Malaysia provide nationwide services for its BMW customers in the country. With three new BMW dealerships introduced in 2011 – FM Autohaus in Kota Kinabalu, Wearnes Autohaus in Segambut and Regas Premium Auto in Kuching, BMW’s unsurpassed dealership coverage is a testament to its commitment in providing its Malaysian customers with the best choices and convenience for their BMW vehicles.

BMW Vision Club of Excellence Award – Sales Advisors together with Mr. Chris Lee, Head of Sales and Mr. Raymond Tan, Head of Marketing BMW Group Malaysia.


BMW Vision Club of Excellence Award – Sales Managers
Mr. Kim Ong from Tian Siang Premium Auto, Mr. Chin Mun Fei from Ingress Auto, Mr. Reuben Chirng from Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur and Mr. Yeap Cheng Wooi from Auto Bavaria Glenmarie together with Mr. Chris Lee, Head of Sales and Mr. Raymond Tan, Head of Marketing BMW Group Malaysia.


BMW Vision Club of Excellence Award – Dealer Principal
Mr. Raymond Tan, Head of Marketing BMW Group Malaysia, Mr. Tan Ka Kin, Tian Siang Premium Auto, Encik Rabian AB Rahman, Ingress Auto and Mr. Chris Lee, Head of Sales BMW Group Malaysia.


BMW Vision Club of Excellence Award – Sales Advisors, Sales Managers and Dealer Principals.


Winners of the Aftersales Team – Technical Experts, Service Advisors and Head of Aftersales together with Mr. Johnie Kan and Mr. Mahalingam, Aftersales Area Managers of BMW Group Malaysia and Mr. Owen Riley, Head of Aftersales BMW Group Malaysia.