Braam leads inspirational life

2017-06-22 06:01
Braam Kritzinger was named one of the most inspiring people countrywide by FMI as part of their #21Live Campaign.      Photo:SUPPLIED

Braam Kritzinger was named one of the most inspiring people countrywide by FMI as part of their #21Live Campaign. Photo:SUPPLIED

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BRAAM Kritzinger, the owner of Braam’s Motors in Joubertina, was named as one of the most inspiring people countrywide by FMI as part of their #21Live Campaign.

Marking FMI’s 21 years in business, the campaign highlights residents who lead inspirational lives and achieve their goals despite stumbling blocks littering the road to success.

Not being deterred by the closure of the dealership he worked for as a technician in 1997, Kritzinger acquired a loan from the bank to purchase the liquidated company.

Starting with only seven personnel, Kritzinger worked tirelessly to rebuild the failed enterprise and obtain the rights to open a Toyota franchise.

This savvy businessman now employs 47 people, and the dealership was voted the Best Toyota Dealership in the country last year.

Kritzinger says, “When I first opened my business, I did not know a thing about selling a vehicle. I based the whole business on excellent service delivery and going the extra mile for customers.”

Apart from facing challenges in his career, Kritzinger’s was diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy in 2014. Affecting the nervous system connected to one’s hands and feet, it is a source of constant pain for Kritzinger.

His biggest trial to date, however, is the death of his son in January 2016. Although he will never recover fully from the loss of his son, Kritzinger finds joy in his business and in the fact that he knows his employees are committed to customer satisfaction.

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