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Carrigaline Car Dealership Wins Prestigious European Award

Updated: Jun 10, 2022

Cogan’s Toyota, Cork received the prestigious Ichiban award along with 47 fellow European retailers at a ceremony held at Schloss Elmau in the German Alps.

Rob Cogan (Second Left), receiving the Ichiban award at a ceremony in Germany

Cork Toyota dealership, Cogan’s in Carrigaline, were the only Irish retailer recognised amongst 47 fellow award-winning retailers for providing outstanding customer service. The 2022 Ichiban which means “Number One” in Japanese puts a spotlight on high levels of retailer innovation during crises to maintain the most memorable experience.

Over 2,500 European Toyota Retailers compete for this award annually and the winners are those who excelled in demonstrating a unique approach and a commitment to become the “Best Retailer in Town”.

Lars Erik Aaroy, Deputy Managing Director of Toyota Ireland said “our business is all about people, and Cogan’s has a wonderful, diverse, and inclusive team of truly engaged individuals. Winning the Ichiban award is a fantastic achievement, and I am really pleased for the full Cogan’s team to be acknowledged for its best-in-class service.”

Rob Cogan, Managing Director at Cogan’s Toyota Cork, said “It is a terrific achievement to be awarded the prestigious Ichiban award, we place great importance on ensuring each customer that passes through our doors is met with an unrivalled customer experience. Whether it’s helping a customer on their first car journey to recommending new models to long-standing loyal customers, no query is ever too big or too small for our team at Cogan’s.”

During the ceremony Matt Harrison, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Europe recognised all retailers for their outstanding achievements and commendable efforts to provide best in class customer service. The Ichiban winners were congratulated for their energy, dedication, and passion for going above and beyond in providing an unrivalled customer experience.

Cogans is a 3rd generation family-run Toyota Dealership, established by Robert A. Cogan in 1936. That same year Toyota produced its first passenger car, the Toyota AA.

The Cogan family is very proud of their association with Toyota Ireland since their introduction in 1973 which makes this award even more special. In that time Cogans Toyota has grown to a large base of loyal customers some of which are 3rd generation who keep coming back time and again.

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