NEW GAC Motor country distributor Astara Philippines announced the hiring of Redentor “Jun” Cajayon as GAC Motor Philippines brand head.

Mr. Cajayon has close to 30 years of extensive sales, marketing, and network development experience in the automotive industry. As brand head for GAC Motor Philippines, he will be responsible for driving strategic marketing direction, sales programs and dealer network development for the GAC Motor brand in the market.

Declared Astara Philippines Managing Director Raoul Picello, “We have achieved significant milestones in our first year with Peugeot, and we are confident that we will do the same for GAC Motor this year. Jun is a seasoned executive with an impressive track record, and we are happy to have him on board to drive GAC Motor to new heights through impactful marketing and sales campaigns.”

GAC Motor Philippines is set to launch the all-new Empow and the all-new GS8 SUV on Jan. 18, increasing its model lineup to five — including the current models of the GS3, GS4 and GN6. The company is also scheduled to open new showroom and service facilities within the first quarter to further expand its network reach across the country.

With two global brands under its belt, Astara has established itself as a key player in the local automotive sector despite having opened shop in the country just last January 2022. Formerly known as Bergé Auto, Astara is one of the biggest automotive distributors in the world, and has carried out a successful path as a leading group in distribution and mobility services in the last 40 years. The company has sold over three million cars as a strategic partner of the world’s leading automotive groups including GAC Motor, which Astara presently distributes in Chile and Peru.

GAC Motor was first introduced in the market in November 2018. The brand prides itself for manufacturing vehicles that have “superior build quality and craftsmanship, trustworthy safety and technology features, and the finest convenience amenities.” GAC Motor’s commitment to quality also extends to its dealers, who are dedicated to ensuring that the ownership experience of customers is reliable and worry-free.