Al Habtoor Motors was awarded the prestigious Mitsubishi Fuso Award for being ‘No.1 in the World’ for 2011. The award was presented to Al Habtoor Motors for maintaining the average market share of 55.3 per cent over three years from 2009 to 2011. Al Habtoor Motors was praised for maintaining its top market share over the last ten years and for constantly working hard to remain at the top.
Al Habtoor Motors won two awards from Bentley in 2011 – ‘Dealer of the Year’ and ‘Highest Middle East and North Africa (MENA) & India Sales’. The overwhelming news was announced by Bentley UK to all Bentley Dealers in the world, and Al Habtoor Motors was honoured to receive both these prestigious recognitions.
One of the biggest achievements this year for Al Habtoor Motors was when its Prestige Cars Division was crowned the ‘Most successful Bugatti Partner in the World’. Dr. Stefan Brungs – Head of Sales and Marketing of Bugatti presented the top award to Sultan Al Habtoor – President of Al Habtoor Motors, in the presence of Guy Caquelin – Marketing Manager for Middle East & Africa of Bugatti and Karl Hamer – Managing Director of Al Habtoor Motors.
Al Habtoor Motors 2011 list of achievements ended with the grand opening of its new McLaren Flagship showroom at The Lofts; Down Town Dubai was one of the highlights of the eventful year of the Prestige Cars Division. The event was attended by 180 VIP guests including 2008 Formula 1 World Drivers’ Champion, Lewis Hamilton, as well as senior executives from both Al Habtoor Motors and McLaren Automotive. The state-of-the-art McLaren Automotive dealership is one of just 35 global showrooms, and one of the brand’s largest. Covering 2500 square feet. it offers cutting-edge car configuration facilities and is designed to reflect McLaren’s technical prowess and race-winning ethos.
Al Habtoor Motors will play an active role in 2012 by launching two state of the art Mitsubishi dealerships in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Global Auto Parts, a multi-brand international car parts company will also be launched in 2012 under Al Habtoor Motors.
Karl Hamer, managing director of AHM said: “The company sees the UAE as a vibrant developing country with immense motivation and commitment by the local businesses to further create opportunities which will be admired by the rest of the world. The accomplishment achieved within the automotive sector of the UAE will be unrivaled by the rest of the world.”
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