AK, Surangel and Sons sign dealership agreement
Pacific Island Times News Staff
Atkins Kroll Inc., the Toyota distributor for Guam and Micronesia, today announced the signing of a dealership agreement with Surangel and Sons Co., which will now be the official distributor of Toyota in Palau.
Ksau’s Motors, a division of Surangel and Sons Co., is on track for a soft opening of its Toyota dealership in February 2022 at its new supercenter in Airai, Palau. The ultra-reliable Toyota Hilux trucks will be the first models to debut in the market.
“Atkins Kroll is extremely fortunate to establish this partnership with Surangel and Sons Co.,” said Atkins Kroll Inc., managing director Alex Hammett. “They take a lot of pride in the products and services they offer and always aim to give customers the best value. It was an easy decision for us, and we look forward to growing our relationship as we expand the Toyota brand in the region."
Surangel and Sons Co. is a family corporation, which was founded in 1980 by Surangel Whipps Sr., the father of Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr.
Surangel and Sons Co. has a comprehensive business portfolio offering hardware, home design, automotive sales and repair, equipment rentals, groceries, and scuba gear. The company’s new supercenter will have a soft opening in February 2022 with a grand opening in the spring.
“We want to provide quality vehicles with affordable pricing and terms for the people of Palau,” said Eric Ksau Whipps, Surangel and Sons Co.'s CEO.
Ksau Whipps said Ksau’s Motors will retail the Toyota Hilux trucks initially, and other models will follow.
"Hilux offers a lot of value, flexibility, and reliability, which Palau residents desire most. We want to provide quality vehicles and service, and we can make this happen with the Toyota brand and our new partnership with Atkins Kroll,” he added.
Surangel and Sons Co. began vehicle sales in the 1980s at their family residence in Sireib. They are now just months away from opening the first Toyota dealership in the Palau, Ksau’s Motors.
The new Toyota dealership will feature an 1,881-sqft showroom accommodating up to four new vehicles on the floor and one delivery suite. The future aftersales area will host ten service bays, two paint spray booths, and a parts retail section.