GAC MOTOR Formally Opens Cainta Dealership Under Gateway Group

GAC MOTOR today marked another significant milestone in its dealership expansion as it celebrated the grand inauguration of GAC MOTOR Cainta. The event took place in the esteemed presence of top executives from the GAC Management Group (China), its local distributor Astara Philippines and the Gateway Group.

Astara Philippines Managing Director Raoul Picello thanked the Gateway Group for their unwavering support, investment, and belief in the GAC brand. He said, “It’s through a partnership like ours that we can achieve great things. Trust and partnership, indeed, are the winning combination that drives our shared success, and the foundation upon which we build Astara’s vision of becoming a global mobility company.”

GAC MOTOR Cainta initially opened its doors with a soft launch on June 1. As one of five GAC MOTOR dealerships of the Gateway Group, GAC MOTOR Cainta stands out as the dealer group’s first 3S facility, encompassing full operational support for sales, service, and spare parts for all GAC MOTOR vehicles.

The new establishment adheres to GAC MOTOR’s global brand identity for showrooms and aftersales facilities, ensuring a consistent and visually appealing experience for all its customers. The showroom itself boasts the capacity to display up to six vehicles, providing customers with a comprehensive showcase of GAC MOTOR’s exceptional lineup.

(from left to right) Mr. Wang Shunsheng, Deputy General Manager, GAC International; Mr. Deng Weimin, Secretary of CPC General Branch, GAC International; Ms. Zhou Yurong, Director, Organization Department, GAC Group; Mr. Chen Xiaomu, Deputy Secretary, CPC Committee, GAC Group; Mr. Jorge Belzunce, Managing Director for Southern Europe and the Philippines, Astara; Mr. Gerry Hernandez, Operations Head for Luzon, Gateway Group; Mr. Raoul Picello, Managing Director, Astara Philippines, and Mr. Franz Decloedt, Brand Head for GAC Motor Philippines.

For after-sales services, GAC MOTOR Cainta offers a service area featuring six car bays equipped with diagnostic systems. Additionally, the facility houses a well-stocked warehouse with genuine parts and tools, ensuring swift and efficient service for all GAC MOTOR vehicle owners.  

In addition, all vehicles sold by the dealer are covered by 5-year warranty, 24-hour Emergency Roadside Assistance, free Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) on the first 5,000 kilometers, and other value-adding programs for the customers’ peace of mind. 

“We extend our heartfelt appreciation and congratulations to the Gateway Group on the opening of GAC MOTOR Cainta.  At the core of our business is a commitment to deliver exceptional vehicles and remarkable customer service, and a comprehensive facility like GAC MOTOR Cainta perfectly aligns with our relentless efforts to establish GAC MOTOR as a trusted and beloved brand among Filipinos. It’s more than just vehicles; it’s about building enduring relationships and delivering excellence,” shared Franz Decloedt, Brand Head of GAC MOTOR. 

Since relaunching the brand this year, GAC MOTOR Philippines has been relentless in expanding its footprint across the country.  Decloedt added, “As we forge ahead, our goal is to have a total of 20 locations nationwide by the end of this year. This expansion is a testament to our unwavering commitment to serve our customers conveniently across the Philippines.”

Michael Goho, Executive Vice President of the Gateway Group, had this to say during his closing remarks: “We aspire for a sustainable relationship and sustainable business with Astara and GAC.  May this venture lead to more flourishing and success.” 

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