Karachi, 19 September: Indus Motor Company (IMC) held its 23rd Annual Dealer Conference recently at a local hotel in Karachi Mr. Shinichi Yasui, Chief Engineer Toyota Corolla and Product Planning Group was the Chief Guest. The Dealer Conference, themed as “Ultimate Excitement” was attended by the Dealership CEOs, Guests from Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, senior management from House of Habib, business partners and the IMC Management Team.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yasui presented the design concept behind the immensely popular new Toyota Corolla, explaining that the new corolla is designed to meet the ever evolving expectations of the customers. He expressed his satisfaction over the overwhelming response to the new corolla that Pakistani customers had given and thanked IMC and the Dealers for making Toyota a household brand of Pakistan.
Mr. Ali S. Habib, Chairman, IMC, in his address, mentioned that the fiscal year 2013-14 was yet another challenging period for the domestic auto industry as the demand for locally manufactured vehicles declined as compared to the previous year. The company acted innovatively and took various measures to excite the market such as introducing value added variants that enabled the company to sustain itself in such testing times. He added that although challenges ahead are great, however, these too shall pass and with collective efforts, the IMC family has managed to excite customers yet again with the new model. Also for the future, the outlook remains challenging with persisting inflationary pressures, energy shortages and absence of long-term policy will continue to cause anxiety to businesses.
To recognize the dealers’ efforts, various awards were presented during the conference to the best dealerships in the three regions. The Customer Relation award was won by Toyota Central Motors, the Service award by Toyota Mardan Motors whereas The Parts Sales award went to Toyota Southern Motors.
The Nationwide Sales Award and Best of the Best category Award was bagged by Toyota GT Motors.