INCHCAPE plc: Inchcape appointed as exclusive distributor for Jaguar Land Rover in Thailand
Inchcape plc is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as the exclusive importer and distributor of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) vehicles and parts in Thailand. The appointment comes into effect from July 2016 and reflects one of the key strategic objectives of our recently announced Ignite strategy – Investing to accelerate growth.
One of the top twenty automotive markets in the world, Thailand has a small but developing premium and luxury car market, which we see as providing a good long-term opportunity for growth. Inchcape will initially operate from a single Sales and Aftersales facility in Bangkok which has recently been upgraded to meet JLR specifications.
Inchcape has a long-standing and successful partnership with JLR spanning 46 years. With this new appointment, we now manage a portfolio of Distribution and Retail operations for JLR in 11 markets.
Under the management of Inchcape’s North Asia region, we will strengthen and differentiate JLR in Thailand through the application of Group expertise in customer service, marketing and operations. Our North Asia operations have a proven track record of operating with JLR, with a five-fold increase in Land Rover volumes since winning the Distribution rights for Hong Kong in December 2011.