Motorite is an international administrator of vehicle maintenance plans, service plans, and vehicle warranties. It is the largest independent administrator of these products in Southern Africa, and is proud to represent leading manufacturers, financial institutions, franchised dealers, and dealer groups. Motorite has international business units operating in Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland.
Marsh Shirtliff founded Motorite 31 years ago, and Chairman Justen Cooper joined the company in 1998. Under guidance, Motorite has become a formidable force in the Warranty, Maintenance and Service Plan industry. Fortunate to show high progressive growth over the last 14 years, Motorite has been able to invest considerable time and money into consumer protection and compliance issues. The company’s core business is to provide cutting-edge mechanical breakdown insurance products, and full maintenance and service plans, as well as other value-adding products. The company’s core product range not only offers these specific products, but also offers clients many additional and alternative insurance products, ultimately providing total peace of mind motoring.
Motorite has a highly trained sales force of over 60 consultants nationally, and in the neighbouring states of Botswana and Namibia. The directors of the company are involved in the day-to-day running of the company, and this hands-on approach ensures that customers receive a focused and strategically sound service in a turnaround time that is unparalleled in the comparative marketplace. Motorite will do everything in its power to ensure that the consumer is getting the best deal possible. While it stands by its corporate slogan, “Your success is our business”, the company takes it one step further by ensuring that its own success is the result of customer satisfaction.
COMPANY STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / HISTORY
Year founded: 1984
Founding members: Marsh Shirtliff
Branches: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland
Current customer base: Absa Vehicle & Asset Finance, Barloworld Motor Group, Combined Motor Holdings, Fiat Group Automotive SA, General Motors SA, Halfway Group, Iveco SA, UD SA, Reeds Group, The Super Group, Hino SA, Toyota Financial Services, Unitrans Motor Group, Volkswagen SA, WesBank, Mekor Motor Group, Scania International, MiWay, Sandown Motors, Ancot Trust, Rola Motor Group, Kelston Motor Group, Thorp Motor Group, Wingfield Motor Group, Blue Chip Group, Tavcor Motor Group, Eastvaal Motor Group, Automall, Eastern Cape Motor Group, Fosters Motor Group, Fury Motor Group, Group Six Trust t/a Alan Hudson Motor Group, Integrated Auto Services t/a Le Roux / Sollys Delta, Auto Spark Trading t/a Longtom Nissan, Aston Financial Services, Merchant West (PTY) Ltd, Large selection of used vehicle dealer base and independent franchise dealers.
NATURE OF BUSINESS
Description of activity: Administrator
Products/services offered: Products and services within the motor vehicle insurance industry, including the Options Formula range of Motor Vehicle, Truck and Motorcycle Warranties, Options Motor Drive Maintenance Plans, Options Motorway Service Plans and Options Range of Value Added Products. Motorite is a Registered Financial Service Provider FSP License No: 9140
CONTRACTS & AWARDS
Industrial standards: FAIS Compliant, Readability Mark
Recent awards: Top300 Company 2004 – 2013, Motorite Racing: National Off-Road Champions 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013
1. founded in 1984
2. the company was founded by Marsh Shirtliff
3. Chairman, Justen Cooper joined the company in 1998
4. Branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland
5. It is the largest independent administrator in Southern Africa
Director: Marsh Shirtliff
Chairman: Justen Cooper
Financial Director: Jonathan Vogelzang
Regional Director: Steve Ray
Sales Director: Carl Hand
Physical address: Motorite House, 69 Nanyuki Street, Sunninghill, Johannesburg, 2157
Postal address: PO Box 1034, Gallo Manor, 2052
Telephone: 0860 66 22 11
Fax: +27 (0) 11 259 4894
Toll-free / call centre / customer care number: 0860 66 22 11