Suzuki and Whānau Āwhina Plunket are proud to announce the arrival of their new partnership – with almost 500 bundles of joy to be delivered across New Zealand.
Suzuki is honoured to have been recently selected as the official vehicle partner for Plunket.
“Suzuki NZ is really proud to be helping drive Plunket through this new partnership.” says Gary Collins, General Manager of Motor Vehicle Marketing at Suzuki New Zealand. “Our values line up so closely, the people at Plunket are lovely, and the work they do is so important to New Zealand families.”
Over the next 5 years 500 new Suzukis will join their nationwide fleet. Predominantly blue, these Swifts will be decked out in bright Plunket livery and used by support staff and nurses for home visits and other business.
Whānau Āwhina Plunket CEO, Amanda Malu says they’re excited to be working with Suzuki. “Our nurses and community staff need reliable, safe and economical cars for when they’re out in our communities, and the Swifts are a great addition to our fleet. We’re also looking forward to trialling the hybrid models especially in our inner-city areas.”
Plunket made their decision based on the strengths of Suzuki’s vehicle range and our nationwide dealer network, however the two organisations also have a strong alignment of values and philosophies.
Both Plunket and Suzuki put everyday Kiwis at the heart of everything they do, with a priority focus on families and local community. Both are trusted brands with a long history in New Zealand, and importantly they share a strong commitment to safety.
Established in 1907, Plunket’s mission is to “make the difference of a lifetime in the first 1,000 days” and over the years they have touched the lives of generations of Kiwis. They provide free health and development checks, a 24/7 parenting helpline, and a range of local services including everything from antenatal classes to car safety seat installation.
As part of Suzuki’s “Way of Life”, we’re proud to support organisations that are important to Kiwis. Current partnerships include Netball NZ and the Silver Ferns; Tri NZ; NZ Masters Games; eDrive & Fleetcoach; AA Driver Training; and Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. With Plunket as part of our family, we are looking forward to working collaboratively on shared initiatives.
To learn more about Whānau Āwhina Plunket and to make a donation to support their great work, visit plunket.org.nz
Left to right: Suzuki’s National Fleet Manager Simon Terry with Kelly Vincent, Lara Schonberger and Jenny Seddon from Whānau Āwhina Plunket, and the first two new additions to the Plunket family.