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Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2006/02/11 - Al Majid Motors Co. (Member of Juma Al Majid Group), the sole distributor for Kia vehicles in the UAE won the KIA Dealer of the Year 2005 award - Kia-UAE.com.
The award was presented by the Senior Executive Vice President and COO of KIA Motors Corporation, Mr. Y. H. Kim to the General Manager of Al Majid Motors Co., Mr. Samir Tayeh, at a ceremony held at the Melbourne Park, Australia in conjunction with the Australian Open Tennis for which KIA is the major sponsor since 2002.
On congratulating the winners during the awarding ceremony at the Melbourne park Australia, Mr. Y. H. Kim, Senior Executive Vice President and COO of KIA Motors said “I am delighted to have this opportunity to be among you, our outstanding dealers worldwide, to celebrate the great dedication and hard work you have contributed in your local market to the overall success of Kia. On behalf of everyone at KIA Motors Corporation, I sincerely congratulate you on being selected as 2005 Kia dealer of the Year. “
“This award is a clear testament of the international level of service excellence we provide to our ever growing customers in the UAE. With this achievement and introduction of the new Carnival MPV and D-segment Optima, coupled with numerous all-new face-lift modes to be launched, customers will continue to be rewarded by our unrelenting product innovation and commitment to excellence”, said Mr. Samir Tayeh, General Manager of Al Majid Motors Co.
This award is based on the results of the recently conducted Kia Dealer Proficiency Assessment (KDPA), Kia’s first-ever comprehensive global dealer evaluation tool aimed at standardizing KMC’s management of its worldwide dealer network and strengthening dealer capability.
A total of 70 dealers from 23 countries -- top dealers from each country -- were selected to be the participants of this program. Each dealer’s facilities, sales service and marketing activities, finance & management capabilities, for the year 2005, were evaluated on a total scale of 1000 points to decide the winner.
Photo Caption: Mr. Samir Tayeh, General Manager of Al Majid Motors Co. receiving the award from Mr. Y. H. Kim Senior Executive Vice President and COO of KIA Motors Corporation.
Kia Motors Corporation -- one of the fastest growing automakers in the world -- was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia aims to become one of the world’s premier automotive brands. Kia’s 12 manufacturing and assembly operations in 7 countries produce more than 1.1 million vehicles a year that are sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 160 countries. Kia today has over 32,500 employees and annual revenues of over $15 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Tennis Open and an official worldwide sponsor of the Davis Cup. From 2007 to 2014, Kia will be an official automotive partner of FIFA -- the governing body of the FIFA World Cup. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan -- “The Power to Surprise” -- represents the company’s global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.
Al Majid Motors Co. is the sole distributor of Kia vehicles in the UAE. AMMC is a member of Juma Al Majid Group, one of the most reputed business groups in the Arabian Gulf. AMMC currently sells Kia vehicles in UAE through a network of 7 showrooms, 2 dealers and 3 more new showrooms expected to be added soon. AMMC currently have 5.8% market share in the UAE. To attend the ever growing KIA customers in UAE, AMMC has a total fleet of 12 service centres and 15 parts centres. Al Majid Motors Co is celebrating its 17th year of operation in UAE.