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New DP for Keith Andrews Hamilton

Keith Andrews Trucks (KAT) Hamilton is pleased to announce the appointment of Erwin Stolze as Dealer Principal.

Erwin brings a wealth of experience to the role, having worked in the industry since 2004 and been general manager of a truck dealership in Bloemfontein, South Africa. He also holds a BCom in Marketing Management. 

Erwin relocated to New Zealand in April 2018 with his wife and three children, joining KAT as a sales representative in August 2018. He is now raring to go in his new role.

“I can’t wait to get going, and have already met with team. My main goal will be to ensure we are working proactively and flexibly to integrate with our customers’ needs, adding greater value to their businesses and strengthening our relationship for the long term.”

Erwin believes Hamilton’s growth has plenty of upside, and that Keith Andrews is well-positioned to support that.

“It’s all about the value proposition. We represent premium truck brands, which offer a proven return on investment. With some market-leading features and warranty cover, added to our high standard of customer service, we have a lot of bases covered.”

Having only opened its doors last year, KAT Hamilton is already running at near capacity in its five-bay workshop. Purpose-built from the ground up, the Te Rapa dealership is fully equipped for heavy commercial sales, parts supply and service. The next stage of development will see construction of more bays to accommodate growing demand.

“The team has done a great job building Keith Andrews’ reputation for excellence across Waikato. I will be drawing on their passion and expertise as we move forward and must acknowledge Shaun Crosswell for leading the dealership so capably to this point.”

Shaun, who is leaving due to family reasons, also drew praise from Keith Andrews managing director Kurtis Andrews.

“Our team and our customers have all benefitted from Shaun’s commitment and can-do attitude. I thank him for his efforts and wish him all the best for the future,” said Kurtis.

“In Erwin, we have a very well-qualified and enthusiastic successor. We are lucky to have such strength in depth across our network that we have been able to promote from within.

“We have high standards and bringing people through who are already clear about those expectations and can lead on that basis makes all the difference.”