Pioneer compact car distributor Suzuki Philippines (SPH) celebrates another successful year packed with strong sales performance and back-to-back recognitions and ushers in another exciting year with a gathering of its growing Team Suzuki Philippines (TSP) family.
The event, held January 20 at the House Manila, Remington Hotel in Pasay City, brought together SPH executives and Suzuki car club members to celebrate the milestones the company achieved last year and welcome the opportunities 2018 brings. It was also SPH’s way of showing its gratitude for the support and loyalty of the growing TSP family, which now exceeds 4,100 active members. Suzuki’s accredited car clubs consist of Team Alto Pilipinas, Team Celerio Philippines, Swift 1.2 Philippines, Club Ertiga Philippines, Vitara Club of the Philippines, Team Ciaz Philippines and Suzuki Jimny 4x4 Club Philippines.
More than 100 TSP Car Club members joined the thanksgiving celebration, which consisted of games, raffles and other activities aimed to strengthen the bond among car club members.
SPH supported a number of the car clubs’ activities last year. These activities included relationship-building and outreach programs that aimed to strengthen the relationship between SPH and car club members.
Team Alto Pilipinas organized membership gatherings and outreach programs, one for the Aeta community and a feeding program in Binangonan, Rizal. Team Celerio Philippines’ annual tree planting went hand-in-hand with its Aeta Livelihood Program and Christmas-in-a-Box project.
Team Ciaz Philippines’ activities last year included grand membership EBs and a fun run. The team’s fun run in Mt. Samat in March 2017 allowed Ciaz owners to enjoy the long drive and experience the flexibility and reliability of the fuel-efficient subcompact sedan.
In addition to the regular member meetings, Club Ertiga Philippines, Inc. (CEPI) held its annual summer family get-together last June and tapped Cottolengo Filipino Orphanage as beneficiary. CEPI also had an outreach program last December at the Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan.
Members of the Suzuki Jimny 4X4 Club Philippines organized a Mt. Balabag Trail Day for newbie off-roaders. They joined the prestigious Rainforest Challenge Philippines 2017 as Official Marshalls. They also donated 23 personal computers and a generator to the Sitio Cuccong Elementary School in partnership with Teletech.
Meanwhile, Swift 1.2 Philippines joined last year’s JSK Fun Run and held outreach programs, including one in partnership with No One In Need organization.
The Vitara Club organized several day trips and overnight campings at the Jungle Base, Mt. Balabag, Manipo Falls and Treasure Mountain, all in Rizal, for its members and their families. The team’s activities also included a 4x4 clinic, 4x4 outdoor challenges, tree planting and an outreach Christmas party for the kids of Sitio Maysawa, Tanay, Rizal.
Team Suzuki Philippines, established in 2015, is a non-profit organization that aims to foster camaraderie and support among owners of the different Suzuki vehicles and SPH executives. Well-represented by different groups, it now consists of seven car clubs.
SPH lauds the unceasing support given by the car clubs as contributing to the successes the company achieved last year, noting in particular how feedback from members helps in improving products and services. At the same time, SPH reiterates its continued support to the different car clubs and their activities for the year.
“United in one team, one spirit, one goal, our continued strong partnership with the Suzuki car clubs, collectively called Team Suzuki Philippines, is one of our major achievements this past year. The support and loyalty of the car clubs to the Suzuki brand motivates each and every one of us to work harder,” said Assistant General Manager for Automobile Cecil Capacete.
Shuzo Hoshikura, General Manager for Automobile, said: “We look forward to further growing Team Suzuki Philippines this year and reaffirm our commitment to supporting all their activities. As we gear up for an even more fruitful 2018, we are excited to further act on our mission to transform the automotive industry by delivering only quality products and services to better serve the Filipino people and bring to them the Suzuki Way of Life.”
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