Grandparents Day at Super Tyres

The first Sunday of October is Grandparents’ Day in South Africa, the day is dedicated to celebrate the contribution the elderly people make into life of South Africa. They are the pillars of many families and also provide care for vulnerable children and orphans. At Super Tyres we will be celebrating these heroes a bit differently, on Saturday 3rd of October we welcome the gogos and mkhulus to our branches between 07:30 and midday.

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Another “Caught in the Act” Award

It seems our Pinetown branch staff really live up to being heroes, as we received another letter from Kathy Meldrum, where Vincent was again commended along with Chris, and we were delighted to hand out “caught in the Act” awards. This is her glowing report:-
“Good morning

I had to take my car into Super Tyre in Pinetown on Friday, July 24 and what service excellence I got.

From when I got there and was greeted to when I left was an absolute pleasure.  Your staff are polite, professional and very knowledgeable.  Vince who was behind the front desk, listened to what I wanted and quoted me there and then.  I put my car on the ramp and went into your waiting room to have coffee.  

A while later Chris, the fitter called me to have a look at what he was doing to my front left tyre and rim.  He explained there was a bit of an anomaly with the rim but that the tyre was turned and balanced and there was absolutely nothing wrong.  He also explained to me that my front tyre had been replaced as the old one had a bulge in it from when I hit a pothole.  He also said the other three tyres were reversible and that they were all in excellent condition.

Your waiting room was clean and tidy and the amenaties as clean as could be considering the constant foot traffic.

When it came time to settle up Vince was quick to go through what had been done and to type up my bill.  I was also given a voucher for 25% off my next wheel alignment.  This is the third of my cars that I have taken to Super Tyre over the years and I have always had very good service from your staff.  This last visit was way and above the best I have had from any company.  Too many people are quick to complain but never to compliment, but your staff go above and beyond to make dealing with clients a priority. Long may it continue.”In these trying and uncertain times, it is even more commendable that our staff go out of their way to ensure our customer are so well looked after and feel cared for, we are so very proud of you all, thank you!

Meet Sache & Leslie

Leslie is the Financial Manager at Super Tyres and she keeps a tight control of debtors, creditors, bookkeeping, buying and stock management. “I am also very involved in HR and truly love growing and nurturing people. I find it so rewarding to help others and am committed to making a difference in other’s lives.”

Sache is the IT Development Manager at Super Tyres and is responsible for improving processes, streamlining and automating systems, portal development and new IT project management. “I absolutely love what I do and am passionate about finding solutions to streamline processes. Making someone’s job easier, quicker and less stressful is very rewarding!”

Leslie and Sache’s advice for fellow women is to never doubt their worth or ability. “Never sell yourself short. You can be successful in a man’s world and are more than capable of achieving great things. Empower yourself through learning, ensure you have a skill and always keep your independence.”

There is a growing trend of women coming in to have their tyres replaced and/or wheel alignment seen to. “Whilst we still have men coming in to our stores, we have definitely noticed an increase in the number of women coming in over the past few years which is wonderful,” explains Dean.

Sache says she loves working in the tyre industry and has great respect for all women who work in typically male-dominated industries. “This women’s month let’s all make a concerted effort to recognise, honour and appreciate all the wonderful women in our lives.”

Meet Chané

Chané Nel has worked at Super Tyres for the past fifteen months and handles sales, customer service and administration. Working in a predominantly male industry has never bothered Chané and she thrives on customer and team interaction. “I enjoy my job and love the culture of the business – we really are one big happy family. The most rewarding part of my job is each and every happy customer I deal with.”

Chané’s advice for fellow women is to never doubt their worth and to remain true to themselves. “Always remain true to yourself and don’t worry about what anyone else thinks.”

There is a growing trend of women coming in to have their tyres replaced and/or wheel alignment seen to. “Whilst we still have men coming in to our stores, we have definitely noticed an increase in the number of women coming in over the past few years which is wonderful,” explains Dean.

Chané says she loves working in the tyre industry and has great respect for all women who work in typically male-dominated industries. “This women’s month let’s all make a concerted effort to recognise, honour and appreciate all the wonderful women in our lives.”   

Meet Debbie

Debbie Marimuthu joined Super Tyres in 2004 in creditors and then debtors before working her way into the sales department. This is where her passion for effective negotiation and customer service blossomed and she was soon appointed to Warehouse Manager at the Super Tyres head office in Durban.

Working in a predominantly male industry has never bothered Debbie and she prides herself on successfully managing a large warehouse with no stock shortages. Dealing with customers from all across South Africa, Debbie ensures that each client becomes part of the Super Tyres family and strives to uphold the company motto: ‘To create raving fans with every life we touch.’ 

Debbie’s advice for fellow women is to never doubt their worth or ability. “Never think less of yourself and keep persevering to empower yourself through continual learning. Set yourself goals, plan your journey, welcome challenges and be prepared to take risks.”

There is a growing trend of women coming in to have their tyres replaced and/or wheel alignment seen to. “Whilst we still have men coming in to our stores, we have definitely noticed an increase in the number of women coming in over the past few years which is wonderful,” explains Dean.

Debbie says she loves working in the tyre industry and has great respect for all women who work in typically male-dominated industries. “This women’s month let’s all make a concerted effort to recognise, honour and appreciate all the wonderful women in our lives.”   

Meet Belinda

Belinda du Plessis, a qualified mechanic and Retail Branch Manager of Super Tyres explains that there have been a few hurdles that she has faced as a woman in the tyre industry. “Holding a managerial position has meant that I have had to work hard to earn the respect of my predominantly male team. My experience, industry knowledge and hands-on approach enabled me to quickly win them over,” says Belinda.

Belinda also enjoyed taking on a mentoring role and finds coaching and advising teams at the Smith Street, South Coast Road, Umngeni and Pinetown branches in terms of systems, policies and procedures in line with Super Tyres high standards very rewarding.

Belinda’s advice for fellow women is to never doubt their worth or ability and to always persevere. “Consistency is harder when no one is clapping for you so remember to clap for yourself during challenging times. You should always be your biggest fan. Strive to be better and always believe that something amazing is about to happen.”

There is a growing trend of women coming in to have their tyres replaced and/or wheel alignment seen to. “Whilst we still have men coming in to our stores, we have definitely noticed an increase in the number of women coming in over the past few years which is wonderful,” explains Dean.

Belinda says she loves working in the tyre industry and has great respect for all women who work in typically male-dominated industries. “This women’s month let’s all make a concerted effort to recognise, honour and appreciate all the wonderful women in our lives.”   

Meet Marizelle

Marizelle Houpe joined Super Tyres four years ago and worked in the creditors department before working her way into the IT department. This is where her passion for systems and process management blossomed and she now handles IT and Stock Control at the Super Tyres head office in Durban. Working in a predominantly male industry has never bothered Marizelle and she thrives on interaction with her team

Marizelle’s advice for fellow women is to never doubt their worth or ability. “You can be successful in any industry. Believe in yourself and aim for the stars!”

There is a growing trend of women coming in to have their tyres replaced and/or wheel alignment seen to. “Whilst we still have men coming in to our stores, we have definitely noticed an increase in the number of women coming in over the past few years which is wonderful,” explains Dean.

Marizelle says she loves working in the tyre industry and has great respect for all women who work in typically male-dominated industries. “This women’s month let’s all make a concerted effort to recognise, honour and appreciate all the wonderful women in our lives.”   

Meet Samantha & Natasha

Natasha has worked at the Super Tyres Richard’s Bay branch for the past three years and handles sales, customer service and JV management. “I really love what I do and am passionate about ensuring each customer I deal with is happy and well looked after.”

Samantha is also in sales and has been with Super Tyres at their Empangeni branch for the past six months. “I am thoroughly enjoying my job and genuinely love dealing with every single client and being a part of a fantastic team.”

Natasha and Samantha’s advice for fellow women is to never doubt their worth or ability. “Keep your head held high, never give up and don’t let anyone get you down. Believe in yourself and strive to be the best version of you!”

There is a growing trend of women coming in to have their tyres replaced and/or wheel alignment seen to. “Whilst we still have men coming in to our stores, we have definitely noticed an increase in the number of women coming in over the past few years which is wonderful,” explains Dean.

Natasha says she loves working in the tyre industry and has great respect for all women who work in typically male-dominated industries. “This women’s month let’s all make a concerted effort to recognise, honour and appreciate all the wonderful women in our lives.”   

Local businesswomen’s passion for their work never ‘tyres’

Our Super Tyres female heroes are showing their male counterparts that they are more than capable of working and thriving in a typically male-dominated industry – the tyre industry.

Super Tyres Managing Director, Dean Horn, explains that having a female influence in the business has been phenomenal. “Over the past few years we have welcomed more women into the business to fulfil various roles from tyre fitters to branch manager positions. Women are equally knowledgeable and have outstanding attention to detail. Their customer service and management skills are fantastic and their willingness to learn and grow is admirable.”

There is a growing trend of women coming in to have their tyres replaced and/or wheel alignment seen to. “Whilst we still have men coming into our stores, we have definitely noticed an increase in the number of women coming in over the past few years which is wonderful,” explains Dean.

This women’s month we honour and appreciate ALL the wonderful women in our business and our lives.

Look out for our blogs and on Facebook as we highlight some of the women working in operations (traditionally more male dominated) at Super Tyres:-

Tracey – Financial Director

·         Leslie – Financial Manager

·         Sache – ( check title with Dean?)

·         Debbie – Warehouse Manager

·         Belinda – Retail Branch Manager

·         Chane – Sales Lady

·         Samantha – Sales Lady

·         Natatsha – Sales Lady

·         Marizelle – IT / Stock Control

Asibambisane

Asibambisane, an isiZulu word for “Let us work together” shapes our company culture. We are committed to supporting our staff as well as the communities we operate in, the Ethekwini Municipality was our recent beneficiary under this umbrella and below is their note of thanks for our support. We are honoured to have played a role; ASIBAMBISANE!