Al Majid Motors Co. (Member of Juma Al Majid Group), the sole distributor for Kia vehicles in the UAE announced today that Kia Motors’ parent Automotive Group, Korea’s largest automobile manufacturing group, has donated US$200,000 to support relief efforts for victims of the massive landslide that hit the Philippines on February 17, 2006.
Kia Motors Corporation donated the relief effort through Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at a ceremony held at the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines in Malacañang Palace.
Kia Motors Senior Executive Vice President and COO Jung-Moon Park said, “Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of this truly unfortunate disaster. We commend all the governments and volunteers from around the world that have made generous donations of resources to help with relief efforts.”
“Our hearts go out to all the families of the missing and injured in this tragic event. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you”, expressed Mr. Samir Tayeh, General Manager of Al Majid Motors Co.
In the past, Kia Motors’ parent Automotive Group has been an active participant in providing emergency assistance for disaster relief, in the form of ambulances, relief goods and other aid. The company provided support for victims of the Iran and Algeria earthquakes in 2003.
The Group donated US$534,000 to India and US$150,000 each to the authorities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka following the tsunami that hit Southeast Asia in December 2004. It also provided US$370,000 worth of free vehicle repairs and parts supply to the affected nations, while 5,000 local Group employees and dealers joined in the relief effort.
Photo caption: Her Excellency President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo receives donation from President of Kia Motors Asia Pacific Regional Headquarters Mr. Jeho Moon (to Arroyo’s left).
Kia Motors Corporation -- one of the fastest growing automakers in the world -- was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. As part of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Kia aims to become one of the world’s premier automotive brands. Kia’s 12 manufacturing and assembly operations in 7 countries produce more than 1.1 million vehicles a year that are sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering 160 countries. Kia today has over 32,500 employees and annual revenues of over $15 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Tennis Open and an official worldwide sponsor of the Davis Cup. From 2007 to 2014, Kia will be an official automotive partner of FIFA -- the governing body of the FIFA World Cup. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan -- “The Power to Surprise” -- represents the company’s global commitment to surpassing customer expectations through continuous automotive innovation.
Al Majid Motors Co. is the sole distributor for Kia vehicles in the UAE. AMMC is a member of Juma Al Majid Group, one of the most reputed business groups in the Arabian Gulf. AMMC currently sells Kia vehicles in UAE through a network of 7 showrooms, 2 dealers and 3 more new showrooms expected to be added soon. AMMC currently have 5.8% market share in the UAE. To attend the ever growing KIA customers in UAE, AMMC has a total fleet of 12 service centres and 15 parts centres. Al Majid Motors Co is celebrating its 17th year of operation in UAE.