New Vision (Kampala)

17 December 2001

Uganda: Spear Motors Celebrates Sales Boom

SPEAR Motors Limited, the authorised dealers of Mercedes Benz vehicles, increased their sales by three fold during the year 2001.

The Spear Motors managing director David Draude on Friday said lots of efforts had been put in the sales department, which finally paid-off.

Draude said the sale of spare parts brought in from South Africa and Germany among other places, also hit beyond targets.

He was speaking during a ceremony to give awards to the best performing and longest serving employees of the company at their Nakawa premises.

At least 20 employees received awards and certificates for good performance and long service respectively.

Charles Kabirigi and Charles Kasirye, the assistant workshop manager and the senior mechanic respectively, took the Longest Service awards.

Both staff have worked with Spear Motors for a 25 year record period. The Longest Service awards went to those who have worked for 10-25 years. Gilbert Wavamuno, of the sales department took the Best Performance award.

The winners got cash prizes and radio cassettes.

Draude warned the company's sales staff that there would be serious challenges to to leave up to next year.

"Next year, we are going to purely deal in diesel Jeep vehicles, due to stiff competition in the market. We also want to narrow down the volume of the products. We hope to remain the cheapest dealers of the 4x4 drive vehicles. All vehicle prices will be considerably cheaper than the rest being offered in the market," Draude said.

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