Entreposto Auto have unveiled their brand new General Motors showroom, based in Maputo, which represents a total investment of $1.47 million by the Entreposto Group.
The new showroom, which is a short distance down the road from Entreposto’s head office in Trabalho Avenue, not only hosts a new showroom floor, but also includes a new aftersales parts department and fully serviced workshop.
Entreposto’s sales and marketing manager, Rui Narcy, said the company had seen the need to introduce a new showroom following the introduction of the Chevrolet brand to the Mozambique market in February last year.
“Every 6.4 seconds, somewhere in the world, a Chevrolet vehicle is sold and we are confident that Mozambique can be a part of that,” he said.
Narcy said the Chevrolet brand had been extremely well received in Mozambique, and the showroom was a further extension of Entreposto’s commitment to providing their clients with world class aftersales service.
“The aftersales parts department, which stocks General Motors genuine parts, and the workshop, manned by qualified mechanics who have been trained to service General Motors vehicles, ensures that our clients now have access to world class aftersales service, which will help them get the best out of any General Motors vehicle they purchase from us,” he said.
Exports Director of GM Sub-Saharan Africa and Managing Director of GM East Africa, Rita Kavashe, said Mozambique had been identified as a key market for the company and that the new dealership formed an integral part of GM’s strategy to increase their footprint within Sub-Saharan Africa.
“General Motors is focused on stepping up our operations in Sub-Saharan Africa and are aggressively growing our business in the region,” she said.
Kavashe said In addition to the Chevrolet brand, General Motors also marketed Isuzu pickups, trucks and buses in the region.
As part of this agreement with Isuzu, next year will see both left and right hand drive versions of the new sixth generation Isuzu pickup being built at the company’s Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa to cater for Sub-Saharan Africa markets.
Kavashe said during the first eight months of this year the company’s sales volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) had grown by 34% compared to the same period last year.
Kavashe said GM would be working closely with Entreposto to ensure that their GM clients received the best possible service.
“Together with our dealers, we are focussed on putting our customers first. It is not just about providing our customers with new products; it is about ensuring that the necessary aftersales support is in place.”
“General Motors strives to ensure that every single customer is looked after for the entire lifespan of any General Motors product that they purchase. This is the General Motors Difference,” she said.