Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 09 November 2020: Arabian Automobiles Company (AAC), the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the exclusive dealer for Nissan in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, is proud to reveal that it has been chosen from amongst Nissan dealers from across the world to win the Nissan Motor Company’s Global Nissan Aftersales Award (GNAA) for FY 19. This marks the 21st time for Arabian Automobiles has been awarded this accolade, since the launch of the award in 1981.
Michel Ayat, Chief Executive Officer of Arabian Automobiles Company, said: “The accolade, recognizing us in the Large National Sales Company category, is a milestone and moment of pride. We have consistently offered the best across the board, especially through our aftersales services where the team has continuously gone above and beyond in their level of expertise and provisions offered to our customers. We would like to thank our team for their continuous support and hard work that led to us earning this award.”
Ayat continued: “Since the inception of the award in 1981, AAC has won 21 times with 10 consecutive wins between 2007 and 2016. With this year’s win, we continue to be recognized for maintaining the highest position in the aftersales performance among all Nissan dealers operating globally.”
Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director of Nissan Middle East said: “Arabian Automobiles has been a valued and trusted partner for Nissan in Dubai and Northern Emirates for over 50 years, and continues to demonstrate excellence across their operations – effectively supporting Nissan in driving sales and building market share in the UAE. We are pleased to award Arabian Automobiles with the ‘Large National Sales Company’ award, as a testament to their remarkable aftersales performance and their commitment to constantly enhance all aspects of customer service.”
The ‘Global Nissan Aftersales Award’ is one of the most prestigious honors awarded to a Nissan dealer by Nissan Motor Company. The GNAA program includes extensive evaluation criteria covering the entire aspect of aftersales performance and business management. The criteria cover Parts Sales, Accessory Sales, Service Sales, Customer Retention, Workshop Capacity Analysis, Parts Inventory Management, Compliance to the Manufacturer’s Standards and Customer Satisfaction. All dealers and National Sales Companies (NSCs) are divided into three groups based on business volume – with AAC winning the grand prize in the ‘Large National Sales Company’ category.
About Arabian Automobiles Company
Arabian Automobiles Company (AAC) is the flagship company of AW Rostamani Group. With over 50 years in the business, AAC is one of the leading automotive dealers in the GCC and exclusive distributor for Nissan, Infiniti and Renault vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates. Arabian Automobiles is looking back on 50+ years of excellence and passion, and forging ahead with its vision to enrich customer lives and remain the trusted automotive brand of choice.
Arabian Automobiles became the first automotive company in the UAE to be awarded the prestigious ‘Dubai Quality Gold Award’ by Dubai Economy in May 2017. In the same year, INFINITI won ‘Best Performing Brand’ in the automotive category of the Dubai Service Excellence Scheme; an accolade previously won by Nissan in 2016 and Renault in 2015. In 2015, Arabian Automobiles received the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum business award for most outstanding performance and in 2013 it became the first private company in the UAE to be inducted into the prestigious Palladium Balanced Scorecard Hall of Fame for strategy execution. Arabian Automobiles Company is currently the holder of Nissan Motor Company’s ‘Global Nissan Aftersales Award and is the only Nissan distributor to have won the award for ten years in a row.
Across its Dubai and Northern Emirates network, Arabian Automobiles operates:
- New vehicle sales showrooms: 9 Nissan, 4 Infiniti and 2 Renault
- 5 pre-owned car showrooms
- Central Logistics Centre at Dubai Industrial City
- Service centres: 10 Nissan, 4 Infiniti, and 3 Renault
- 60-minute Express Service
- 9 spare parts outlets
- Arabian Automobiles is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified.