MSA and SYMC contract reaches natural end

25 Feb 2021

February 25 2021; Pretoria:  The multi-year agreement between Mahindra South Africa (MSA) and the SsangYong Motor Company (SYMC) has ended, which means that MSA will no longer act as the distributor for SYMC from 28 February 2021.

This marks the end of a multi-year agreement, during which MSA took over full responsibility for the SsangYong brand and its vehicles in South Africa. For the last four years, since the SsangYong brand’s withdrawal from South Africa, MSA has maintained a comprehensive parts catalogue in South Africa and honoured all customer obligations.

MSA will continue to honour any remaining SsangYong vehicle warranties and service plans, provided they fall within the contractual parameters. At the same time, it will make any remaining parts and components available to any servicing dealer, without carrying any legal responsibility on behalf of the Korean brand.

SsangYong Motors has made the contact details available of its Middle East and Africa division, for any enquiries that reach beyond the scope and capabilities of MSA.

The contact details are:

  1. S. Koh

SsangYong Motor Company

Middle East/Africa Team

Tel  : 82-2-3469 2106

Fax  : 82-2-3469 2286

E-mail: moosung.koh@smotor.com

Or

SsangYong Motor Company

455-12 Dongsakro, Pyeongtaek City,

Gyeonggi Province,

South Korea.

 

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About Mahindra

The Mahindra Group is a USD 19.6 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs more than 250 000 people across over 100 countries.

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About Mahindra South Africa

Mahindra South Africa is a fully-owned subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra of India, which was established in 1945. Mahindra SA is celebrating its 16th year of operations in South Africa.

The company has dealers in all nine provinces of South Africa, which are comprehensive facilities that handle sales, service and spare parts. With 67 dealerships, in cities and in towns across Southern Africa, Mahindra has a growing national footprint that is moving ever deeper into communities as the company continues its drive to offer value-for-money products and services to its customers. The company has recently inaugurated its vehicle assembly facility at Durban for its bakkies. Mahindra South Africa also offers a wide range of powerful and fuel-efficient diesel gensets under brand “Powerol” and is also in the Construction Equipment Business with the Mahindra Earthmaster 4X4 TLBs. They have recently entered into the Farm Equipment Business with their Tractors and wide range of Implements.

The company has also expanded into other sub-Saharan countries, currently exporting vehicles to Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Swaziland and Namibia, besides having presence in Swaziland and Lesotho.

Mahindra South Africa has achieved significant growth in the country since its establishment in October 2004, and since then it has sold over 60 000 vehicles.

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Issued on behalf of Mahindra South Africa by Panthera Media. For more information, please contact Leo Kok, leo@pantheramedia.co.za or 082 327 2763