- Investments in Japanese market include company’s first global brand centre
- Aston Martin Tokyo set to become marque’s largest dealership worldwide by sales volume
- Aston Martin President & CEO Dr. Andy Palmer officially opens 1000m2 state-of-the-art facilities
1 November 2017, Tokyo, Japan: Aston Martin Tokyo is now open for business with the inauguration today of a new landmark dealership located at the heart of Tokyo’s Aoyama district.
Aston Martin Tokyo is expected to become Aston Martin’s largest dealer by volume worldwide and is part of the British luxury marque’s £500m trade and investment programme in Japan announced in August. The state-of-the-art 1,000m2 development, includes both the dealership and a new global brand centre spread across adjacent buildings.
Known as ‘The House of Aston Martin Aoyama’, the company’s first global brand centre will fully open for business on November 21st. Created to showcase all aspects of the Aston Martin experience, The House of Aston Martin Aoyama brings together the art and entertainment of the brand. Occupying a commanding presence on the famous Aoyama Dori, the brand centre covers three floors and includes vehicle displays, a shop and space for relaxing and entertaining.
Presiding over the opening ceremony, Dr. Andy Palmer, President & CEO Aston Martin said, “As the second largest luxury car market worldwide, Japan is key to Aston Martin’s future success. As we map out our global retail presence, we are confident that Aston Martin Tokyo will quickly become our largest dealer by volume in the world.”
“With the launch of this state-of-the-art dealership facility in conjunction with SKY GROUP, The House of Aston Martin Aoyama and the upcoming Meta Technology and Luxury Accelerator office, we are committed to not only providing our customers with the best service and best products, but the best luxury experience”.
‘House of Aston Martin Aoyama’ is set to become a destination in its own right. The House of Aston Martin Aoyama will provide our customers and brand enthusiasts a new hub for art, culture, shopping, luxury and elegance. It will be the place to go for inspiration and to learn about Aston Martin’s design philosophies whilst experiencing the spirit of Aston Martin through its ‘Art of Living’ products and experiences.
The dealership, is operated by leading automotive retailer SKY GROUP, which already manages 26 dealer facilities for a variety of brands across Tokyo, Kanagawa and Niigata. Aston Martin Tokyo becomes the organisation’s first dedicated sales space in the capital, focused around a beautiful eight-car showroom displaying the brand’s full range of sports cars.
Mr. Shigeto Kasai, SKY GROUP CEO said, “Since officially starting Aston Martin Tokyo operations in April, we are delighted to have opened our new permanent Aoyama home. It is an honour to work with Aston Martin, and we look forward to delivering first-class service commensurate with such a renowned British luxury brand to our Tokyo customers.”.
Aston Martin Tokyo is located at 1-2-3 Kita Aoyama, Tokyo 107-0061, Tel 03-5410 0070.
Aston Martin has a growing dealer network in Japan, covering five major cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Hiroshima.
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About Aston Martin
Aston Martin is an independent British luxury sports car company. Famous for the creation of beautiful handcrafted sports cars, the Aston Martin range today comprises the Vantage, Rapide S, Vanquish, DB11 and special-series cars such as the Vanquish Zagato and Aston Martin Vulcan. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin designs and creates sports cars, which are sold in more than 50 countries around the world.
Founded in 1913, the company recently launched its six-year Second Century plan for sustainable long-term growth. This is underpinned by the replacement of its entire sports car range, including the all-new DB11, an all-electric RapidE, the reintroduction of the Lagonda marque, as well as the development of a new manufacturing centre in St Athan, Wales which will build the company’s new sports utility vehicle.
About Aston Martin Art of Living
Aston Martin is a British luxury brand with more than a century of success behind it. Now, with its Art of Living portfolio, the brand is translating its legendary quality into a new generation of carefully crafted commercial partnerships that are the very best reflections of its high luxury values. Art of Living by Aston Martin is a growing collection of luxury lifestyle goods and services made and delivered with the care and quality that would be expected of Aston Martin.