DIMO recently organised a grand event to felicitate and acknowledge their local business partners in automotive components, power tools and related businesses for 2011/2012. This event was themed ‘Tribute to our Champions 2012,’ justifying the objective of the entire activity and was held at Jetwing Blue, Negombo.
Three key business units took part in this convention – Bosch power tools and accessories, Bosch automotive components and original equipment manufacturing sales. More than 350 dealers and distributors from all across the country took part in this together with more than 10 foreign principals, representing each world class brand promoted by DIMO.
All participants were hosted at Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Beach and at Jetwing Sea on complimentary basis by DIMO. Top dealers and distributors were invited to the event along with their families.
Special guests for the event included Abby Ong (Senior Manager Sales – Robert Bosch South East Asia), Malakannavar Balashi (Product Manager, Bosch Power Tools and Accessories-SAARC), M.S.R. Prasad (Assistant General Manager, SBP-India), Philip Tweed (Regional Director – Asia, WD40 Company, Malaysia), Robert Loh (Program Manager, Sales & Marketing Blaupunkt – Malaysia) and Viswanathan Kamath (Territory Manager – Sales & Service Bosch Automotive, India), while DIMO was represented by Ranjith Pandithage (Chairman, DIMO) and his wife, Gahanath Pandithage (CEO, DIMO), Channa Weerawardena (Director, DIMO), Suresh Gooneratne (Director, DIMO), Sarath Algama (Director, DIMO) and Jaminda Mendis (DGM, Power Tools, Automotive Parts and OEM).
This impressive event recognised local business partners of DIMO who have achieved the best turnovers by product category, the best distributor and dealer by product category and the best paymasters. Some of the many product categories included Bosch power tools, Bosch automotive products, WD-40 products, Blaupunkt products, Rane brake lining products, SBP auto parts and Fenner belts and oil seals.
The winners walked away with many valuable gifts, which included several return air tickets and three-day tour expenses to Singapore, Malaysia, Bangkok, and Bombay – for all winners in the best distributor and best dealer categories. More than 20 return air tickets were won by the participants. In addition, others received weekend for two packages in five-star hotels and many more surprise gifts during the raffle draw.
All participants had their gift packs arranged at their respective rooms, which included the ‘Tribute to our Champions’ event t-shirt. The glamorous awards ceremony was preceded by a fellowship, that included various entertainment items ranging from fireworks, dance troupes, dramas and sword swallowing acts and amply supported by Sohan and the Xperiments with Corrine and Ronnie Leitch.
The night was a memorable one for all dealers and distributors, who enjoyed the carnival atmosphere on the beach and then later in the main ballroom with their families.
DIMO is one of the leading engineering companies in Sri Lanka, representing and adding value to the best engineered brands in the world for more than seven decades. This allows DIMO to provide and bring forth the world’s best technologies to the doorstep of the Sri Lankan consumer.
In addition to world class brands such as Bosch, Skil, Blaupunkt, WD-40 and Fischer, DIMO also represents first-in-class brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Komatsu, Michelin, Osram, Siemens and TATA to name a few.
The winning dealers and distributors, along with representatives from DIMO and their principals