The annual worldwide Conference for Hyundai Distributors was held in Spain recently. Hyundai Automotive South Africa's managing director, Alan Ross received the award for "Distributor of the Year 2003".

The annual worldwide Conference for Hyundai Distributors was held in Spain recently. Hyundai Automotive South Africa's managing director, Alan Ross received the award for "Distributor of the Year 2003".

This prestigious award was presented to HASA and Ross in recognition its performance in launching and promoting a new model as well as the percentage increase of sales over 2002.

BH Sung, vice president for exports and sales, when handing over the award, stressed that the launch of the Getz was world class and it did not surprise him that it had resulted in an excellent sales performance.

"This is without a doubt a milestone for us and signals a whole new direction for the Hyundai brand," said Ross.

"I believe that the quality products have bridged the gap between Korean products and products from other established manufacturers. There has been a rapid growth in the demand for Hyundai vehicles and I have no doubt that this will become stronger in 2004 along with our service levels," he concluded.