After a long time of absence Volkswagen returned to the Philippines in 2013.
Volkswagen Group, world’s largest automaker with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany appointed Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (ACEI) as the sole Volkswagen Importer for the Philippines – named as Volkswagen Philippines.
The official signing cermony was held in HongKong on May 27th 2013 with Fernando Zobel de Ayala President and CEO of Ayala Corporation, Weiming Soh Executive Vice President Commercial Operations Volkswagen Group, Greater China/Asean and John Philipp Orbeta President and CEO of Ayala Automotive Holdings.
With this partnership Ayala Group’s automotive business expanded the current portfolio offering a much wider range of vehicles to the market and reinforcing Ayala’s dominance in the local automotive industry.
Volkswagen manufactures vehicles since the 1930’s. The Group is currently present in more than 150 countries with 106 factories producing more than 10 Million cars. 12 different car brands respresent the Volkswagen Group.
AUTOMOBILE CENTRAL ENTERPRISE, INC. (ACEI), a member of the Ayala Group of Companies under AC Industrials, is the exclusive importer and distributor of Volkswagen vehicles, parts and accessories in the Philippines. ACEI has appointed six dealer partners nationwide namely: Iconic Dealership, Inc.; Laus Group; Lica Auto Group; Ponce Automobile Corporation; Grand Canyon Multi-Holdings, Inc.; and Greencars Mindanao Corporation.
ACEI is responsible in providing relevant and competitive products and delivering excellent customer service through its growing dealership network. ACEI provides guarantee on product warranty and quality assurance in strict compliance with Volkswagen’s global standards. Only Volkswagen vehicles sold and distributed solely by ACEI’s duly appointed official dealers listed below, fall within the warranty coverage in the Philippines.
1. Volkswagen Alabang, Alabang Zapote Road (Caltex Station), Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa (Iconic Dealership, Inc.)
2. Volkswagen Bacolod, Araneta Street, Singcang Bacolod City, Negros Occidental (Ponce Automobile Corporation)
3. Volkswagen BGC, 938 28th St., City Center, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (Iconic Dealership, Inc.)
4. Volkswagen Cagayan De Oro, Fr. Masterson Avenue Pueblo de Oro Business Park, (Greencars Mindanao Corporation)
5. Volkswagen Cebu, A. Soriano Avenue., North Reclamation Area, Cebu City (Iconic Dealership, Inc.)
6. Volkswagen Iloilo, Taft North Mandurriao, Iloilo City 5000 (Grand Canyon Multi-Holdings, Inc.)
7. Volkswagen Pampanga, McArthur Highway, Dolores City of San Fernando 2000 Pampanga (Laus Group)
8. Volkswagen Quezon Avenue, 1229 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City (Iconic Dealership, Inc.)
9. Volkswagen Sta. Rosa, Tagaytay-Balibago Road, Brgy. Don Jose, Sta. Rosa, Laguna (Lica Auto Group)