Toyota Lanka holds 7th annual dealer convention

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Toyota Lanka Ltd., held its seventh dealer convention and awards ceremony at the Waters Edge recently. Over 100 members of Toyota Lanka’s dealer community came together for an evening of camaraderie which was jointly organised by the service, spare parts and lubricants divisions of the company. The awards were aimed at highlighting the contributions of Toyota’s vast and dedicated dealer network.

At this year’s event, Kundasale Auto Service (Pvt) Ltd., together with Auto World Ltd., Kurunegala jointly took the top spot for the spare parts and service category with Samrasinghe Motor Stores, Matara adjudged the runners up. SM Lanka Trading Company (Pvt) Ltd., were declared winners in the spare parts category with the runner up spot going to Wimal Motors, Moratuwa.

Chief Guest of the evening, Toyota Lanka Managing Director Yoshiaki Kato said: “Toyota, to our customers, is synonymous with quality. Whether it’s our vehicles, spare parts, or service, we have always laid special emphasis on the quality of what is offered to our clients. And our dealers have always been a critical element in helping us maintain these standards. Their trust and tireless efforts have helped us grow the Toyota brand from strength to strength over the years. These awards acknowledge their hard work. While congratulating the winners, I would like to thank all our dealers for joining us in celebrating the wonderful partnership that we share.”

Acknowledging the role of the dealer network, Toyota Lanka Chief Operating Officer Manohara Atukorala said: “Through tireless work, our dealers have helped us achieve greater success every year. We take this opportunity to appreciate and reward their efforts. Encouraged by their enthusiasm, we are planning to scale this event up with separate conventions for our lubricant and tyre dealers as well.”

Also present at the event were special invitees Toyota Tsusho Africa (Pty) Ltd., General Manager - Parts Team S. Fujibayashi, Toyota Tsusho Africa (Pty) Ltd., GM - Service Team Dave Hutchinson, Kosei Sekito from Toyota Tsusho Corporation Japan, Toyota Lanka GM Human Resource & IT Demetrious Perera, Toyota Lanka GM Services Matheesha Samaranayake, Toyota Lanka GM - Spare Parts & Lubricants Priyantha Perera and a host of other dignitaries and invitees.

Toyota Lanka is a fully owned subsidiary of the Toyota Tsusho Corporation, which is a member of the world-renowned Toyota Group of Japan, and is the premier service integrator of the local auto industry. It represents world-class Toyota and Hino products as well as Toyota genuine lubricants, Pirelli tyres, etc. in Sri Lanka and is the first company in the local automobile business to integrate sales, spare parts and service (3S) under one roof.