March, 1, 2018
Stafford Motor Company Pvt Limited, the sole Sri Lankan distributor for Honda products since 1977, today appointed Kundasale Auto Service Pvt Ltd as the exclusive dealer for Service and Spare parts of Honda vehicles in the Central Province.
The dealership agreement was signed by Managing Director/CEO of Stafford Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd, Dr. Kalinga Kaluperuma and Managing Director of Kundasale Auto Service (KAS) Mr. Ravi Mediwake.
Mr. Tarindra Kaluperuma, Executive Director, Mr. Charaka Perera, Director (COO) Mr. Sanjeeve Gooneratne, General Manager (Automobiles) and Mr. Damitha Jayasundara, General Manager (Spare Parts) of Stafford Motors and Mr. Damsith Bulumulla, General Manager of KAS were also present at the signing ceremony.
Speaking after the signing ceremony Managing Director/CEO of Stafford Motors Dr. Kalinga Kaluperuma said, “This agreement will no doubt strengthen our dealer network in the Central Province. The Honda population in the country has grown exponentially over the last three years and we are constantly looking at ways of reaching our customer base. Kandy and the entire Central Province have a large customer base for us and we want to be able to reach them”.
Also expressing his thoughts Sanjeeve Gooneratne, General Manager (Automobiles) at Stafford Motors noted, “Through this agreement, Kundasale Auto Services will not only cover customers in Kandy but also reach out to Nuwaraeliya, Mahiyanganaya, and even Batticaloa.”
“The Honda base is further expanding with the introduction of the brand new Honda CRV through Stafford Motors as well as the new Honda Civic hatchback imported from UK through other channels as the current duty structure has a distinct advantage for vehicles with lower capacity engines with higher BHP similar to that of new European models. There is also a well established Honda Hybrid customer base spread across Central Province who will now be able to patronize KAS for all future service and spare parts requirements. We are looking forward to Ravi and his team therefore servicing many clients covering the Central and Eastern Provinces”, he added.
The 2-S facility at KAS will provide full service for Honda vehicles while also stocking the latest spare parts for the demand. KAS is the largest accident repair center in Sri Lanka and also has the widest network of independent service stations in the country. Founded by Mr. Mediwake, who is himself an Automobile Electronics Engineer, KAS service centers are built to European standards and follow the most stringent quality standards required by global vehicle manufacturing giants.
KAS has three large, state-of-the-art Vehicle Repair Workshops situated in Kundasale, another within the Pallekelle BOI Estate consisting of a floor area of 33,000 square feet and Mihintale where a 39,000 square area facility lies. Mechanical and electrical repairs are carried out using the latest computerized diagnostic scanners and software. The center’s portfolio includes lubricant service, mechanical/electrical and accident repairs, chassis and body aligning, computerized wheel alignment and air conditioning repairs. They also carry out specialized repairs on Hybrid vehicles. A highly efficient 24-hour recovery service is also available for accidents and breakdowns which operate island wide 365 days a year.
For more information call KAS on 081 2 420130 for customer care or 0773 115656 for the recovery services. Customers can also visit their comprehensive website www.kas.lk
Photo caption: (Above) The dignitaries after the signing of the agreement
[caption id="attachment_43883" align="alignnone" width="775"] Managing Director/CEO of Stafford Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd, Dr. Kalinga Kaluperuma and Managing Director of Kundasale Auto Service (KAS) Ravi Mediwake signing the agreement (left) and Managing Director/CEO of Stafford Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd, Dr. Kalinga Kaluperuma and Managing Director of Kundasale Auto Service (KAS) Ravi Mediwake exchanging the agreement[/caption]