Manawatu and TRC Toyota is excited to announce that Wanganui Toyota has become part of the Manawatu & TRC family.
The change of ownership took place at the end of last year and the team has been enjoying getting to know Wanganui customers and working with the talented existing Store team.
Manawatu & TRC Toyota Chief Executive Officer, Debbie Hart, says it’s a great privilege to continue Richard and Michelle Nessling’s legacy and honour their commitment to the local community.
“We’ve been loving welcoming existing and new customers instore and getting to know our Wanganui community’s needs. It’s been a really busy time and we are grateful for everyone’s patience during this transition as well.
“At all our stores from Masterton to Feilding, our awesome team strives to give the best customer experience and along the way build long term relationships and friends within the communities we serve,” she says.
Manawatu & TRC Toyota has been owned and operated by the Hart family, Debbie, Brendon and Fraser for 18 years with four existing Stores in the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Wairarapa regions.
“Wanganui Toyota was part of the Nessling family for 9 years, not only providing exceptional new and used vehicle sales, finance, insurance, parts servicing and more, but also supporting the local community through Surf Lifesaving, the Wanganui Community Patrol and the Aramoho Rowing Club to name only a few,” says Steve Prangnell, Toyota New Zealand General Manager of Franchise Development.
“With Richard’s passing at the end of last year, we are so grateful that we were able to keep his legacy going by keeping the ownership in the existing Toyota family. The store is in capable hands with the Hart family, who are renowned for ensuring the best possible experience in store for every customer,” he says.
Late Wanganui Toyota CEO Richard Nessling was a much-loved Toyota family member, he began his automotive journey as a salesman at Wanganui Toyota, spent time at Taupo Toyota become moving back to Wanganui and buying Wanganui Toyota with his wife Michelle.