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Marking milestones: Aaron Watson’s 30 Years with ILAM Toyota

It is with great pride that we congratulate Aaron Watson on his 30-year anniversary with ILAM Toyota! The number of happy customers that Aaron has helped source parts and accessories for or assisted with their vehicle needs is almost too high to count. He’s an integral part of our team and has played a key role in ILAM Toyota’s success, having joined the group just a few years after its inception.

Aaron Watson, ILAM Toyota Parts Manager, Celebrating 30 years

“One of the cornerstones of our business…”

“Aaron is one of the cornerstones of our business at ILAM Toyota, and one of the reasons why it’s been so successful.” Says Paul Taylor, ILAM Toyota Branch Manager.

“Starting out as a groomer and working in the boss’ race car team, Aaron found his feet in the parts department where he now holds the title of Parts Manager. His rapport with our customers in both the panel and mechanical businesses over the years has led to the success of both our team and external stakeholders, along with making lifelong friendships.”

Why 30 years with one company? “It has to be the people I have worked with over the years, some great old timers but I think the younger people coming through the business is what makes it a great place to work.” Says Aaron.

Away from work, Aaron loves spending time with his family and getting away in the caravan for some outdoor time. We’re told he might even be lucky enough to catch a couple of fish!

Thank you, Aaron, for representing both ILAM Toyota and the Miles Group ethos so well over the last 30 years – here’s to many more!

Over 35 years of ILAM Toyota

ILAM Toyota has played an integral part in the history of the Miles Group. Our first Toyota dealership, it was established in the popular suburb of Riccarton in 1987 and became the third-largest Toyota franchise in New Zealand after just eight years of operation.

Careers with the Miles Group

From humble beginnings in Christchurch our founder Bruce Miles has lifted the bar for New Zealand’s automotive industry for over 40 years. Dedicated to each brand we represent; the Miles Group prides itself on cultivating a strong team that makes our dealerships best in class.  

We’re the perfect place to start or continue your automotive career in New Zealand. As a people-focused business, we believe our commitment to our team is the key to success. If our team is motivated, happy, skilled, and well-resourced, then our team will look after our customers.

We are New Zealand’s leading independent automotive group and have a variety of jobs in the car industry available across the country. All roles come with exceptional levels of support, training, and opportunities for career advancement throughout our group.

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