Mazda Motors UK Ltd Recognised For Outstanding Achievement

Mazda Motors UK has received the Manufacturer of the Year Award in the prestigious Motor Trader awards for its remarkable turnaround and outstanding achievement in terms of network performance and product initiatives.

The award was presented to Philip Waring, Managing Director, Mazda Motors UK Ltd by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of Motor Trader and Tim Tozer, Director Mondial Assistance.

The Motor Trader awards are amongst the most prestigious in the industry recognising the dealers’ and the manufacturer's business contribution to the industry beyond the product and looks at the industry as a whole rather than focusing on the product. The award was nominated by the Motor Trader panel of judges who unanimously voted for Mazda Motors UK Ltd as Manufacturer of the Year 2003.

The Manufacturer of the Year Award, sponsored by Mondial, is presented to the car franchise which has made an outstanding achievement in terms of network performance and product initiatives. With a high profile, product led renaissance covering key car sectors, the winner has become the most significant emergent car franchise, making it a brand to watch.

Motor Trader's panel of judges said of Mazda Motors UK Ltd: "Mazda’s turnaround has been a remarkable achievement. The company has gone from strength to strength with the roll out of its Mazda2 supermini and the ever expanding Mazda6 ranges. It has also embarked on a recruitment drive for new dealers with many dealers beating a path to its door."

Philip Waring, Managing Director Mazda Motors UK Ltd said: "Whilst we have received considerable recognition for our great new products the difference with this award is that it recognises the whole business proposition that has underpinned our strategy and objectives since acquisition. It truly reflects the efforts that everybody has put in, an effort, which will see us deliver over 38,000 retails, an all time record for Mazda in the UK. This type of recognition is extremely important in reinforcing our credentials as a significant player in the industry and sends a clear message to everyone that Mazda is back and here to stay!"

Published 8 July 2003 Melanie Carter

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