Our Companies and People
The Giltrap Group is a diverse automotive portfolio that not only encompasses retail dealerships in Auckland, but national brands as well financial services. Here you will discover the structure of our business, further definition of who we are and what we do, and the people at the helm of leading our dealers, departments and companies.
Senior Management and Executive Team
Our management and executive team provide support and direction to ensure that all our business operate smoothly, efficiently and effectively, and most importantly, the Giltrap way – keeping our vision, values and mission at the top of mind. It’s their job to keep the finger of the pulse of the business and work with our dealer general managers and department managers to provide our staff with the tools, facilities and strategy to help reach our business objectives, and ensure that our customer relationships are actively maintained and nurtured. Click here to meet our team.
Giltrap Group Dealer Principals
Our Dealer Principals or Dealer General Managers are individuals charged with overall leadership and management of our dealers - some of which are multi-franchise. It is their role to keep track of dealership; understanding service, sales and customer service, to marketing, accounting and human resources, and leading each department to consistently achieve positive results. Often seen on the sales forecourt, our Dealer Principals are ultimately focused on customer service, creating the best experience possible and fostering long-term relationships.
Giltrap Group Holdings
Giltrap Group Holdings is the umbrella company encompassing our head office operations, retail dealerships, and subsidiary companies European Motor Distributors and European Financial Services.
With over 40 years knowledge and award-wining experience within the industry, the Giltrap Group now extends its retail operations across 16 brands in the sport, luxury, passenger and commercial markets, spanned across 11 dealerships based in Grey Lynn, Newmarket and Wairau Valley. An extension of the Group also includes the national distributorship of McLaren, Aston Martin, Bentley and Lamborghini, while European Motor Distributors, an additional extension, act as national distributors for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Skoda.
As you will see in the History section of this website, Sir Colin Giltrap originally started with one dealership in Matamata, and today the Giltrap Group is the largest automotive retail group in New Zealand, now with over 500 staff. The company is proud of the history, kiwi roots, and the core values in which we represent. Being a family owned business, we as a company and individually deliver a “hands on” personal service. This personal service begins with being approachable, relatable, passionate and understanding - a key aspect of our company culture. It doesn’t stop there though, with a commitment to the strong internal Vision and Values, all of our staff aim to delight every customer they come into contact with – this includes every department of every company within the Group - outlining an extra effort from grooming, to sales, and to service- thrilling our customers with the very best service.
European Motor Distributors
EMD are the import agents and hold the national distribution rights for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Skoda.
As a collective of national brands, they cover everything to ensure these European marques are brought into a New Zealand context, but also engage and align with the people; communicating their point of difference. This encompasses everything from product planning and pricing to sales, service, parts and marketing. It is also the role of each national brand to support and lead their national dealer network in each area of the business.
European Financial Services
In 2004 the company initially started out as a joint venture between the Giltrap Group and Volkswagen Financial Services AG (Germany). In late 2007 the Group took over as major shareholders in the business and added it to Group portfolio as a subsidiary called European Financial Services.
This company is one of the key parts of the Group with a role to support the financing of vehicles sold by both the EMD dealer network and Giltrap Group dealerships. Essentially, our financial services operation helps our customers buy the vehicles they love and aspire to have.
Spanning Auckland Central, South, East and the North Shore, the Giltrap Group have 12 locations covering 16 different vehicle makes to suit your needs – whether you’re looking to upgrade, or simply want to keep your vehicle in top condition. Hear from our dealers about what makes them some of the best automotive agencies in Auckland.
Giltrap Prestige are Auckland agents for Volkswagen and Porsche and the New Zealand agent for Bentley. While we specialise in vehicle sales, finance, service, parts & accessories and grooming, they also offer quality pre-owned European vehicles and near-new demonstrators, all of which have passed stringent pre-purchase inspections and received a full factory service.
Independent Prestige are the official NZ importers and distributors of Aston Martin and Lamborghini vehicles. We have an exclusive range of pre-owned luxury vehicles.
Our vehicles have passed stringent pre-purchase inspections and are fully serviced before they are offered for sale. Our factory trained technicians are authorised to service our Aston Martin, Bentley and Lamborghini customers' vehicles, and only genuine parts are supplied.
150 Great North Road marks a state-of-the-art Terminal - the biggest Audi dealership in the country and pays tribute to the success of the Audi brand in New Zealand.
With a team focused on customer service and care, a drive to succeed, and belief in a superior product, each department aims to create the most informative and delightful service.
Lexus of Auckland City
The Lexus philosophy of ‘The Pursuit of Perfection’ challenges us to provide our discerning customers with the joy of driving the highest quality, best-engineered vehicles, along with outstanding personalised customer care.
For the entire ownership of a vehicle, our clients benefit from a range of services that will see their motoring needs met to the most exacting standards.
Giltrap North Shore
Based in Glenfield on Auckland's North Shore, Giltrap North Shore have a wide range of new and used Holden's and Kia's available and can assist you with finance. We also carry a huge selection of parts for new and older Holden's and Kia's and have factory trained service technicians ready to provide the ultimate service for your vehicle.
Our Service Department is one of the busiest on the North Shore. We service on average 65 vehicles per day in our award winning facility.
Our technicians are all fully qualified and undertake extensive factory training on new product and models. They are all very passionate about their career and the product.
Schofields of Newmarket
Schofields of Newmarket is an umbrella company for Schofield Holden, Schofields HSV, Giltrap Skoda and Giltrap Nissan.
If you are searching for a new or used vehicle in the Newmarket area, our friendly, professional staff are ready to provide you with all the help you need. We are easily able to assist you with insurance and financing solutions or even vehicle maintenance tips.
We also offer factory trained technicians and genuine parts to ensure that you vehicle remains in top condition. With a rich heritage dating back to 1924, combined with the passion and leadership of the Giltrap Group, we still offer a superior experience “after all of these years”.
At McLaren, an unswerving commitment to excellence and innovation underpins everything we do: from the performance of the Formula One™ team on race day, to the ownership experience we offer with our range of road cars.
Our aim at McLaren Auckland is to deliver what McLaren Automotive's engineers planned from the outset; a range of sports car that would be a pleasure to own as well as drive.
If you spend a little time with us, we'll explain how we plan to meet that aim, and how our approach to ownership is as innovative as the cars we're proud to promote.
Archibald & Shorter
Archibald and Shorter is proudly now owned by the Giltrap Group who are New Zealand owned and operated. We are passionate about looking after our clients. We represent 3 brands across 2 dealerships. One on the North Shore and one in Auckland City.
From the first point of contact, through to the purchase of your new car, we want you to have the best experience possible.