T RA D E N E W S
WORKSHOP MANAGER: KOPPIES
a man of action
FISHING MAY HAVE BEEN THE INITIAL REASON WHY
HE CAME TO KOPPIES, BUT IT IS REALLY THE SENWES
WORKSHOP WHICH KEEPS HIM HERE.
enwes’ workshop manager at
Koppies, Corné Coetzee, has
been here for only a year and he is
already making a difference.
Corné’s objective is to return to
branch to its former glory of a few
years ago. He wants to improve
the workshop to the extent where
a large number of tractor techni
cians will be working in the field.
He is a man of action and his first
step was to talk to producers in
the Koppies and Heilbron areas
to establish how he could assist
them. He experiences their impact
He believes in his team and
guides them in a firm but fair
manner. “I expect the best of every
person. This is good enough for
me,” says Corné.
in the area first-hand when he
visits producers with his team.
A number of competitors ope
rate in town and Corné’s objective
is fast and effective service on a
continuous basis to counter the
competition. He says that new
tractor sales support the workshop
with guarantees, etcetera, and sales
and service personnel render excel
lent service in Koppies.
According to Corné he has an
incredible team, with Daan
Hattingh and Wikus Gomes
as tractor technicians, Samuel
Mkwananzi and Elias Sobea as
assistants and apprentice Victor
This workshop manager has a lot
of industry experience. He used
to be a mechanic at Toyota from
2006 to 2011 and completed his
apprenticeship there. He was a
mechanic at Volkswagen from
2011 to 2014, before he joined
Senwes in October 2014, and has
been the workshop manager in
Koppies for the past year.
Corné was born in Vanderbijl
park. He grew up in Bethlehem,
where he attended Graanveld
Primary School and Voortrekker
High School, before he went to
Kroonstad High School, where he
matriculated in 2005.
SENWES Scenario • JUN/JUL 2017