New-car lobby group formed

Friday, December 28, 2018

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In April, several of the top players in the new-car sector broke off from the long-standing Automotive Dealers' Association of Jamaica and formed the New Car Dealers' Association of Jamaica (NCDAJ).

The new entity is backed by a collective representing 65 per cent of the local market. They are: KIG, Toyota Jamaica, ATL Automotive Group, and Tank-Weld — dealers for the Shacman line of trucks.

According to ATL Automotive Group CEO Adam Stewart, the new organisation was created due to dissatisfaction with the ADA. This factor turned out to be a common thread across the founding membership.

“We went through a list of everything were 100 per cent not right in the last association and I think we've done a really good job in solving these problems,” John Ralston, NCDAJ Chairman explained.

The NCDAJ is headquartered at Toyota Jamaica's Hope Road office.

— Rory Daley

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