I was delighted to officially open the new and improved headquarters of Honda Barbados and Platinum Motors in Fontabelle. Our grand opening marked the start of all of operations from this location, and I’m extremely proud to have been able to see the vision of a significantly expanded home for Platinum Motors become a reality.
Thank you to all who came out and joined us at the event, especially Ms. Vicki Poponi, Vice President Export Sales Department at American Honda, the Ambassador of Japan, His Excellency Teruhiko Shinada, the Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business, the Honourable Mr. Donville Inniss, as well as Honda representatives Mr. Tim Hendershot, Sales Manager Export Sales Division, and Ms. Sanae Nuimura, Japan Coordinator and Assistant to the President of Honda Motor Company.
A big thank you also goes to our Platinum Motors staff who were extremely patient during the relocation. Special mention also to FirstCaribbean International Bank for making our move possible with their financial support, as well as Town and Country Planning for a seamless approvals process.
This move has meant we now have a larger showroom and adjoining parts division, new collision and repair centre, a larger mechanical workshop, improved customer access, and a new set of executive offices. Not only that, I’m also pleased to announce Platinum Motors is now selling a range of Honda motorcycles and soon will adding Honda power products and outboard engines to our list.
I am confident these upgrades to our facilities and product selection, alongside recent improvements to our human resources capacity, will firmly maintain Honda’s reputation as the most affordable mid to luxury range vehicle in Barbados.
I am committed to growing the Honda brand in Barbados to new heights and I welcome your feedback on how we can best service our valued customers in the years to come.