SINCE Peugeot Citroën South Africa ended its existing presence in Namibia, drivers of the French car maker’s models in the country have been left stranded without formal after sales service.
The partnership between Peugeot Citroën South Africa (PCSA) and the Spes Bona Motor Company in Windhoek was terminated earlier this year and interim measures had to be put in place to assist existing clients
According to a statement issued by Philippus Tromp , Managing Director of Nictus Holdings and Chairman of Auas Motors, the company agreed to assist Peugeot Citroen South Africa’s Namibian customers to service vehicles in the interim until a new dealer has been appointed for the country.
“Auas Motors is trying to assist in the parts supply to these customers, but cannot take responsibility for inefficiencies relating to parts supply and distribution errors as a result thereof, but will endeavour to assist these customers to the best of their ability.”
Tromp issued the statement in the wake of an erroneous article by Motor Press reprinted by a Namibian Afrikaans daily which stated that a successful alliance has been formed between PCSA and Auas Motors.
“It should be noted that no formal agreement is in place and no contracts whatsoever have been signed by both parties, contrary to the communication contained in the article/media statement released by Peugeot Citroën South Africa.”
Tromp said in his statement that it can be confirmed with great conviction that no agreement has been reached between Auas Motor and PCSA after the agreement with another local motor dealer ended recently.
Informanté News published an article on 22 August this year about Peugeot owners that was left stranded because the contract between Spes Bona and PCSA was terminated.
PCSA said in a statement during June this year that it will be partnering with a new investor. The company said that their envisaged partnership with the new investor will give them the opportunity of offer a complete range of Peugeot and Citroën products and an improved level of after-sales service and maintenance.
The new partner still has to be announced.