Automotive Service Business Grows in Guatemala

Excel Automotriz opened a new service center of 2 thousand square meters, at kilometer 126.5 of the highway to the Atlantic in Rio Hondo, Zacapa.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Company executives informed that in the new service center there will be maintenance and repair of vehicles, and also sell different types of spare parts.

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María Andrea Ríos, Excel's workshop marketing manager, told Prensalibre.com that "... In Excel Taller Express Teculután, we have the capacity to receive 300 vehicles per month, where we will attend all vehicle brands."

The article adds that currently Excel "... has 15 workshops and 9 branches in the country, where it attends an average of 80 thousand vehicles per year of the brands Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia, Ford, Fuso and BMW."

Also see "Car Brands: Figures at the Beginning of 2019"

CentralAmericaData reports state that in the entire region there are approximately 15 thousand establishments dedicated to providing repair services, car maintenance and sale of auto parts and spare parts. Almost 31% is concentrated in Costa Rica, followed by Guatemala, where it is around 20%.

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