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Keith Andrews wins again at Mercedes-Benz retail awards

Keith Andrews has taken two wins and a finalist placing at the 2022 Mercedes-Benz New Zealand Star Guild & Retailer of the Year Awards.

The awards recognised teams and individuals for their outstanding performances during 2022 across Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, vans and financial services divisions.

Keith Andrews Whangārei was named the Van Retailer of the Year for the second time and Mac Sykes Service Manager of the Year for an impressive third time in a row. Cameron McIntyre of Keith Andrews Hamilton was named as a finalist for the Parts Manager of the Year award.

There were seven competing MB Vans dealerships across the country, including four Keith Andrews locations (Whangārei, Auckland South, Hamilton and Palmerston North).

Keith Andrews Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner Brand Manager James Hudson-Owen says the award caps off an excellent year for Keith Andrews Mercedes-Benz.

“It’s an honour to win this prestigious award from Mercedes-Benz. The past year has been an exciting one for us, including the delivery of 60 electric eVito vans to NZ Post and a new Sprinter van to Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand), which will bring healthcare to the most vulnerable and deprived people across Northland

“I’m really looking forward to seeing what the next 12 months have in store.” 

Keith Andrews provided electric vans to NZ Post
Keith Andrews supplied eVito vans to NZ Post


Keith Andrews and its medical Sprinter van
Keith Andrews supplied a bespoke Sprinter to Te Whatu Ora


Responding to the results, managing director Aaron Smith said: “I would like to congratulate the outstanding achievements of all the individuals involved in winning these awards.

“Recognition of this kind is rewarding for the entire Keith Andrews family – and most importantly reassuring for our valued customers.

“Mac’s third win in a row demonstrates the consistency and excellence of his approach to the job that has seen him promoted within our business, which is something we can all take pride in.

“We celebrate success as a team, because it is by working together towards the shared goal of being the best for our customers that we truly measure our achievements.”

Keith Andrews award winners
The Mercedes-Benz Vans Whangārei team


Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia and New Zealand Managing Director Diane Tarr said that she’s delighted to have Keith Andrews Whangārei on her side.

“I would like to say a big congratulations to Keith Andrews Whangārei on being awarded the title of Retailer of the Year for Mercedes-Benz Vans New Zealand in 2022! 

“Your exceptional dedication, unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, and outstanding performance have set you apart. We are incredibly proud to have you as part of the Mercedes-Benz Vans family and are grateful for the outstanding contributions you have made to our brand's success.”