The cliché “hard work pays off” still rings true no matter how old or repetitive it may be. And on the night of February 19, 2016, Kia’s most trusted and hardworking partners reaped their much-deserved accolades.
Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, recently concluded its annual Kia Dealers’ Convention and Awards Night held at the Marriott Hotel where Kia’s best and brightest shone vibrantly.
CAC executives led the afternoon and evening presentations with CAC president, Ginia R. Domingo, leading the conference entitled, Kia Take Off.
Kia Las Piñas received the most coveted Kia Platinum Prestige Silver Turtle Ship for having the most outstanding performance in sales, aftersales, and all aspects of its operation.
The dealership scored the highest in the Dealer Dashboard Criteria that included evaluation for facilities, processes, management, IT infrastructure, and training, as well as key performance indicators such as sales achievement, return on sales, profit rates, service absorption rate, and staff retention rate.
Kia Las Piñas brought home a trophy made of 99.99% silver that came in the form of a turtle ship or Keobukseon in local Korean language. This ship is a sought-after relic in the Korean culture as it represents one of only five Korean Navy battleships that played a vital role during the Japan-Korea war of the 1950s.
Another big winner was Kia Pampanga as it took home a total of 8 awards from both the individual and dealership categories.
Other notable awards given that night were the following: 2015 Warranty Officer of the Year- Ferdinand Ralar (Kia Pampanga); Best in Service Operation- Kia Dipolog (Mindanao), Kia Cebu-Mandaue (Visayas), Kia Pampanga (Luzon), and Kia Las Piñas (NCR); Best in Parts Operation- Kia Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao), Kia Cebu-Mandaue (Visayas), Kia Pampanga (Luzon), and Kia Pasay (NCR); 2015 Service Manager of the Year- Catherine Nalus (Kia Pampanga); Excellence in 2015 Family Service- Kia Butuan; Citation for Aftersales Operation Heads- Raymund Basubas (Kia Cebu), Ritchie Alexander Velasco (Kia New Manila), and Michael Mabilog (Kia Pasay); 2015 Aftersales of the Year- Kia Las Piñas; 2015 Best in Customer Satisfaction Award for Sales and Aftersales- Kia Pampanga; 2015 Dealers of Merit- Kia Batangas, Kia Calapan, and Kia Pasig; 2015 Top Expert Sales Consultants of the Year- Raymond Asares (Kia Butuan), Harry Palis (Kia Cebu-Mandaue), Paola Margareth Alcantara (Kia Pampanga), Jayson Cruz (Kia New Manila); 2015 Sales Consultant of the Year- Paola Margareth Alcantara (Kia Pampanga); 2015 Best in Vehicle Retail Sales- Kia Davao (Mindanao), Kia Cebu-Gorordo (Visayas), Kia Pampanga (Luzon), and Kia New Manila (NCR); and 2015 Kia Red Flame Award- Kia Cebu-Gorordo.