Honda invests P125M in Clark showroom

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Honda Cars Angeles-Clark (HCAC), an automotive dealership sales and service center for Honda cars, is investing P125 million in building a specialty showroom at Clark Freeport to showcase its brand new models.

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HCAC chose the Freeport because of the site’s continued growth and sound business climate.

Clark Development Corp. (CDC) President Arthur Tugade and Eriberto Gomez, chairman and chief executive officer of HCAC, recently signed a 25-year lease agreement on a 2,500-square meter area within Clark Freeport Zone.

HCAC, which is a sister dealership of Honda Cars Pampanga, has a commitment to employ about 50 workers. Under the special conditions of the lease agreement, the investor is enjoined to also hire persons with disabilities (PWDs) or Aetas, on a best-effort basis.

CDC has said the Honda car dealership will start operating in July 2016.

Eriberto Gomez 3rd, HCAC chief operating officer and general manager, said that the robust business in Clark attracted them to invest inside the Freeport.

“We wanted to start as soon as possible and that Clark would be a very good site for our project. We’ve heard that Clark has a lot of plans for the next years and that it will be a major business center in the next three years and so we decided, why don’t we take a look at Clark?” he said.

Gomez also said they want to take advantage of the growing number of Freeport locators.

“We wanted to target the locators inside Clark. It has a growing number of locators. For so long we hadn’t be able to tap the locators inside Clark, so we want to target the corporate accounts but also the individual buyers in Angeles and also in Mabalacat,” Gomez said.

“Honda has been in the Philippines since 1991. It’s a good product and we believe in the brand. And we want to bring our services closer to our customers,” Gomez added.

Also present during the signing of the lease agreement were Pearl Sagmit, CDC vice president for legal services; Eloisa Gomez, HCAC chief finance officer; and Evangeline Tejada, CDC vice-president for business development and enhancement group.

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