UD Trucks Announce Dealers of the Year

Press Release | May 11, 2021

UD Trucks Southern Africa announced its top dealers of 2020. Motruck Swaziland was named Emerging Markets Dealer of the Year, while UD Trucks Lichtenburg took top honours as Medium Dealer of the Year. McCarthy Commercial Alrode won the award for Large Dealer of the Year.

“The UD Trucks dealers have done a tremendous job during 2020 to continue supporting our customers, despite very challenging operating and economic conditions,” said Filip Van den Heede. “Throughout the region, we operate as one proud UD Trucks team. We are going from strength to strength while offering the best support for our customers, and ultimately creating a better life for all.”

He said the UD Trucks management team is excited about the future of the brand in the region, with the addition of more Croner models earlier this year, the company now has its most extensive range ever.

The UD Trucks Annual Dealer Awards celebrated the network’s top achievers receiving accolades for their performances during 2020. Finalists and winners were announced in 24 categories, ranging from administration to aftermarket, sales, and financial services. The most coveted awards were, of course, the Dealer of the Year accolades.

“The Dealer of the Year categories just keep getting more and more competitive each year. Their commitment to excellence is truly inspiring and we are very proud to be associated with dealers of this calibre,” said Van den Heede.

UD Trucks is constantly developing, strengthening, and training its already comprehensive regional dealer network. The 53 UD Trucks dealers across southern and Africa are always ready to support customers with manufacturer-endorsed sales, service, parts, as well as financial and fleet solutions.

Represented all along the major routes and trade corridors across the region, UD Trucks Southern Africa can provide a speedy response, knowledgeable technical advice, and service, as well as ultimately dependable trucks that get the job done.

“As a manufacturer, I believe we have one of the leading dealer networks in the industry who, with their vast knowledge, skills, and high service levels, are able to offer our customers simply the best support. We highly value their continuous investment in and commitment to the UD Trucks brand,” concluded Van Den Heede.


UD Trucks is a leading Japanese commercial vehicle solutions provider, active in more than 60 countries on all continents. Since its inception in 1935, the company has been an innovation leader with a clear vision to provide the trucks and services the world needs today.

The company is committed to go the extra mile for smart logistics with the most dependable solutions for demanding customers. To best support across applications and geographies, UD Trucks Southern Africa offers a full range of extra heavy trucks - Quon and Quester, heavy commercial trucks - Croner, and a medium commercial vehicle range, Kuzer, as well as associated operational and financial services.