Al Hayes Motors, Galway has been awarded the national Volkswagen Passenger Car Dealer of the Year 2016 at the recent Volkswagen Gold Pin Awards. The prestigious award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Retail network, recognises dealers’ contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience and is also the highest honour that a Volkswagen retailer can achieve.
Lars Himmer, Group Managing Director of Volkswagen pictured with Niall Hayes and Paul Burke receiving the Passenger Car Dealer of the Year 2016 award at the recent Gold Pin Awards. Pictured L-R: Lars Himmer, Group Managing Director of Volkswagen, Niall Hayes, and Paul Burke.
Commenting on winning the award, Al Hayes, Dealer Principal, Al Hayes Motors said: “Winning the Passenger Car Dealer of the Year 2016 is a great honour for the dealership. The competition is very tough as the retailer network is operated by progressive and professional businesses that are constantly looking for ways to improve their business and their customer focus. We go to great efforts each year and it is always nice to win as it gives the whole team a real lift and recognises the team effort put in by all. Winning another award maintains the high quality customer service and high standards in Al Hayes Motors. We would like to thank all our staff for the hard work and the local community for their continuing support.”
The award was presented to Niall Hayes, Volkswagen Brand Manager at Al Hayes Motors, by Lars Himmer, Group Managing Director of Volkswagen Ireland, at a gala awards ceremony held in the Dunloe Hotel in Kerry.
Claiming the prestigious award of Passenger Car Dealer of the Year 2016 follows the Portumna based dealership’s success of recent years. In 2015, Al Hayes motors was awarded the Volkswagen Commercial Dealer of the Year and in 2012 they won the International dealer Service Quality Award. In 2012 and 2014, staff members received individual national awards with both Al Hayes (2012) and Niall Hayes (2014) awarded gold pins.
Congratulating the Al Hayes team, Volkswagens Head of Group Communications, Paddy Comyn said, “We are thrilled to announce Al Hayes Motors as the Volkswagen Passenger Car Dealer of the Year for 2016. Al Hayes Motors is a consistent performer in every area of the business ensuring Volkswagen is one of the best-selling car brands in Galway. 2016 has been a great year for Al Hayes Motors and I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and determination. Each member of staff deserves tremendous credit and this reward is very much deserved”.