- The Diamond Pin award is the highest honor bestowed upon a dealer globally and the winners are selected by the Volkswagen Brand
Volkswagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, bestowed the Diamond Pin on dealer principal, Mr. Shailesh Bhandari, from Volkswagen Pune West. Mr. Bhandari is the only Volkswagen dealer from the West region of India to receive the prestigious pin from the Volkswagen Board in Germany this year.
The Diamond Pin is an annual award given to select Volkswagen dealers across the globe who continuously display operational excellence in sales, servicing, customer satisfaction and parts sales over the years. The winner is selected by the Volkswagen Brand and this year there were a total of 60 winners across the globe, Mr. Shailesh Bhandari receiving a spot among the best from over 10,000 Volkswagen partners worldwide.
Congratulating Mr. Bhandari on receiving the honor, Mr. Michael Mayer – Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said, “We are extremely honored as a dealership from India is awarded the Diamond Pin, the highest honor bestowed on a dealership within the Volkswagen Brand globally. It is a matter of great pride for Mr. Bhandari and for Volkswagen in India. The high standard demonstrates Volkswagen and their partner’s commitment to excellence and sets the benchmark for dealers across India and the globe. We extend our best wishes to him and the entire team at Volkswagen Pune West for their continued commitment and outstanding contribution towards building the Volkswagen brand in India.”
Mr. Bhandari is the second Volkswagen dealer principal to receive the prestigious pin in India, the first dealer principal was Mr. Sathish Kumaaran, Ramani Cars Pvt. Ltd., from South region of Volkswagen in India.