In a year that saw the first Mazda vehicles roll off the Hofu Plant No.1 production line, Mazda welcomed Victoria Park Mazda to its UK dealer network.
Now marking its 40th Anniversary, the Welsh dealership has received a commemorative plaque to celebrate the significant milestone.
Established as a Mazda dealership since 1982, Victoria Park Mazda is one of Mazda’s longest-serving dealerships across the UK and has built a reputation for delivering first-class customer service in Cardiff.
It opened with Mazda in Cowbridge Road East, Victoria Park, Cardiff but is now located on Hadfield Road, and the family-run business was named as the UK’s top Mazda dealership as ‘Dealer of the Year’ in 1989 and 1992, and has since further cemented its first-class customer service with the dealership’s five-star Feefo rating, as voted by satisfied customers.
Presenting the commemorative plaque, Jeremy Thomson, Managing Director at Mazda UK, said, “It’s an absolute pleasure to be at Victoria Park Mazda and to recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment demonstrated by Tony Marshall and the team over the last four decades.
“The industry has significantly changed in the last 40 years, but with the focused team at Victoria Park Mazda combined with the exciting Mazda vehicles on offer, the dealership has been an integral part of our success in the UK.”
Accepting the award, Peter Marshall, Marketing Director at Victoria Park Mazda, responded, “Our core principle of providing our customers with an exceptional customer experience with transparent communication throughout the entire customer journey has always resonated with our customers and are key values which we still hold true today.”
He added, “Having originally opened the dealership on Cowbridge Road East in the Victoria Park area in 1982, then later moving to Bessemer Road and now our current state-of-the-art dealership on Hadfield Road, we have witnessed the dealership grow from strength-to-strength with our expanding volume of sales, growing servicing facility and genuine parts centre, but above all, our increasing loyal customer base. In fact, one of our most loyal customers has purchased 26 Mazda vehicles since we opened 40 years ago, which is a true reflection of the consistently great service customers can expect at Victoria Park Mazda.”
He went on, “Many of our team have worked at Victoria Park Mazda for a number of years – I have personally worked full-time at the dealership for 28 years and Gareth Jones, our Managing Director has been with us for the last 33 years, which is a real testament to our business and the values my father instilled when building Victoria Park Mazda 40 years ago.
“We are proud to be part of the Mazda family and we are excited for the arrival of the next major evolution of Mazda vehicles to come. We look forward to seeing what the next 40 years holds.”