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Pacific Toyota Honoured at 2023 Business Excellence Awards

In late February, the illustrious Toyota and Lexus Business Excellence Awards unfolded in Christchurch, marking a celebratory occasion for outstanding dealerships deserving of acclaim. The annual event serves as a tribute to those who have surpassed expectations in their commitment to excellence. To be nominated and emerge as a top-three finalist is an honor, but to secure victory is a monumental achievement.

Pacific Toyota was deeply humbled to be acknowledged as a top-three finalist across three categories. Furthermore, being chosen as the Parts and Accessories Excellence Award recipient is a testament to the dedication and distinction that define our Pacific Toyota branches’ commitment to delivering exceptional service and quality.

Nominations & Awards

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Finalist for the Citizenship Award:

Introduced in 2022, the Citizenship Award focuses on Toyota Dealerships that support their local communities and make positive social, environmental, and cultural impacts. This year, Pacific Toyota’s incredible work with Good Neighbour earned them a finalist spot at the awards. For several years, Pacific Toyota has been a supporter of Good Neighbour. Good Neighbour believes in initiatives that benefit the environment and the well-being of those in our community. Their mission is to provide practical opportunities for people to “give back” and support one another so that lives in our community can be transformed. Though a great honor, Pacific Toyota CEO, Chris Bussenchut said it best, “…it’s not about a trophy, it is all about the reward of seeing the people that are helped daily by an amazing team.

Finalist for the Service Excellence Award

The Excellence in Service Award recognises dealerships that consistently deliver exceptional customer experiences. Being a finalist is a true testament to the team’s dedication and passion that has fostered this result. Pacific Toyota achieved the top score in the country for Service Retention and Safety Recall Campaigns. As highlighted in our recent ‘Customer Service Excellence’ blog, it is evident that Pacific Toyota dealerships cultivate a positive environment and overall experience for customers, making them truly deserving of this recognition.

Finalist and WINNER for the Parts and Accessories Excellence Award

In a momentous achievement, Pacific Toyota emerged victorious claiming the Parts and Accessories Excellence Award. This accolade serves as a resounding affirmation of Pacific Toyota’s unwavering commitment to delivering top-tier service and quality. The award reflects the hard work, expertise, and dedication of the entire Pacific Toyota team, whose collective efforts have resulted in this distinguished honor.

These achievements above are a testament to the dedication, hard work, and commitment of each member of our team. Your unwavering efforts have not only been recognised but celebrated on a significant platform. – Pacific Toyota CEO, Chris Bussenschutt

Congratulations, Pacific Toyota, on your well-deserved success, and sincere thanks for upholding the high standards of the Miles Group. An integral aspect of the Miles Group’s success has been its ability to attract and retain high-calibre staff, these awards are testament to the collaborative efforts of your exceptional team.

Who is the Miles Group?

With dealerships dating back to as early as 1918, the Miles Group is one of New Zealand’s leading independent motor vehicle groups, officially representing a diverse range of respected vehicle brands throughout New Zealand.

Our group exists today thanks to our founding director’s focus on excellence in customer service throughout all aspects of our business, combining the strength of our nationwide group with a local-centric approach to each dealership’s own community.

Along with servicing all aspects of New Zealanders’ vehicle needs – from sales and finance to service, parts, and accessories – the group’s dealerships all play an active part in supporting their local communities through various charitable and sporting initiatives, investing in a better tomorrow.

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