The Malta Independent 21 November 2018, Wednesday

90 years of Ford in Malta

Friday, 19 October 2018, 09:46 Last update: about 2 months ago

GasanZammit Motors Ltd recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of the Ford dealership in Malta, marking this historic date with an elegant stand-up affair at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana.

The event was attended by the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat as well as a host of local and international distinguished guests, among them a contingency of Ford representatives who also attended the annual general meeting of Ford for Central and Eastern Europe held at the hotel the following day.

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Guests were welcomed by Carolyn Zammit, director for marketing for GasanZammit who thanked all present for attending before introducing Gasan Group chairman Joseph A. Gasan.

In his speech Gasan referred to the significance of the date as the very day 90 years ago that his father signed one of the first concessionaire agreements for the Ford Motor Company with Henry Ford himself and the long and successful business relationship that followed.

"With countless Ford models launched successfully in Malta, changing technologies and shifting trends over the decades, the Ford-Gasan connection is among the greatest influences that has essentially put Malta on wheels over the years," he added before going on to talk about the successful merger with Zammit Group six years ago.

His speech was followed by a recorded message from Steven Armstrong, Ford's president for Europe and a closing message from the Prime Minister.

Following all the speeches, guests were then treated to an outstanding performance by popular local band The Travellers and a pop-up exhibition of a number of vintage Ford cars generously donated by their owners for this evening.

Over the past decades GasanZammit has established itself as a leader within marine and motorcycle areas in Malta, offering a wide choice of internationally-renowned automotive and marine brands, including Ford.


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