Volvo Philippines officially inks the deal with Gateway Group to open a dealership in Pampanga. The partnership was finalized in a contract signing ceremony held on 16 November 2022 at the Volvo Makati Showroom. The dealership will be called Volvo Cars Pampanga.
Poised to formally open in the second quarter of 2023, the Volvo Cars Pampanga showroom will reflect the brand’s new retail environment. Designed to showcase Scandinavian-inspired values of calm, clean lines with ‘cool on the outside and warm on the inside’-style architecture, the Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) is a space where guests can feel at home.
In the meantime, Volvo car enthusiasts in Pampanga and other nearby areas in Northern Luzon can visit the temporary site at MacArthur Highway, Baliti, San Fernando, Pampanga. The new dealership, operated by the Gateway Group – one of the fastest-growing automotive networks in the Philippines – may also be reached through their official Facebook site, Volvo Cars Pampanga.
“We tread on an exciting path towards becoming a truly electrifying car brand – both in the products we carry and the quality of service we provide. We have full confidence in our partner and look forward to a thriving relationship with the Northern Luzon market. We want to bring Volvo cars closer to people and provide them with the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable, and safe way”, shares Atty. Alberto B. Arcilla, Volvo Philippines’ Chief Executive Officer.
Volvo Philippines, through its official distributor Scandinavian Motors Corporation (SMC) and dealer Viking Cars, Incorporated (VCI) has been a strong and steady pillar in the local automotive industry for 28 years. It continues to roll forward with plans of expanding growth in key areas around the country.
Present in the signing ceremony are Gateway Group executives Markane Goho, Chairman, Michael Goho, Executive Vice President, and Gerry Hernandez, Brand Head. Volvo PH President & CEO, Atty. Albert B. Arcilla, Christopher Lee Yu, Marketing Director, Matthew T. Lee, Vice President for Finance, and Froilan Valencia, AVP for sales, were on hand to welcome the new partners.
“Volvo Pampanga will certainly be a gateway for new and exciting opportunities for the brand. We look forward to seeing you there!”, invites Yu.