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Mexted History

Cecil Champion Mexted started Mexted Motors in 1925. He was married in September that year and their first home.

was on the site of what is today, Mexted Motors south display yard.

A little earlier Cecil had started a carrying business. This was C C Mexted Ltd and it continued successfully until his son, Brian, sold the business in 1978.

A little earlier than 1925 Cecil had built a very large garaging area for his trucks. These trucks were mainly large solid-tyred Thornycrofts. The building became very much a part of Mexted Motors and it survived the Wahine storm, while other buildings nearby lost their roofs.

Mexted Motors continued to thrive and in the 1960s Cecil’s son, Graham, gained the franchise for the distribution of Mitsubishi vehicles. He had already been working with Todd’s selling Plymouths, De Sotos, etc.

The next move forward was when Graham’s son, Murray, joined the firm and worked alongside his father for several years. In 1978 Murray organised the complete rebuild of the Mexted Motors complex.

Later Graham’s younger son, Alan, took over the running of the firm and he then took on the additional franchise for Suzuki vehicles. This venture has been very successful and Alan currently heads the firm.

As well as having many loyal and long-standing customers in the Tawa area, Alan and his team have sold and serviced cars to customers across the city and its surrounding suburbs.

Alan says his point of difference is service and the trust our customers have in us. While most businesses often say that, you can see that hassle-free motoring is a clear experience for Mexted's customers.

The process starts with buying the right vehicle. The company’s aim is to get their customers in the best possible vehicle; one that is in their price range and one that will provide them with years of reliable and cost-effective motoring.

Suzuki and Mitsubishi are trusted brands, both offering a good range of models as well as providing the comfort and engineering to give years of effortless motoring.

Alan Mexted
Dealer Principal
DDI: 04 232 8144 04 232 8144

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Andrew Schaare
General Manager
DDI: 04 232 8144 04 232 8144

I have been in the Automotive Industry for 45 years of which 13 years I have spent with the team at Mexteds.

It has been great to be involved with a dealership that has had a reputation for servicing its customers to a high standard for over 80 years.

When not at work I can be found repairing or riding my collection of motorcycles or getting involved with some sort of D.I.Y. project.

Kenny Brighton
Service Manager
DDI: 04 232 8144 04 232 8144

Came from the UK to my “true home” in 2006. When I’m not at work my passions are Karate, cycling, Motorcycling and being kept very active with my 3 Sons on the Kapiti Coast.

I’ve been with Mexteds for over a decade. I love the family environment and values we place on Customer service. Our goal is to make every customer interaction a pleasant one.

Mark Munkittrick
Sales & Business Manager
DDI: 04 232 1623 04 232 1623 M: 022 413 6644 022 413 6644

I have been at Mexted Motors since 2015. I look after Vehicle sales as well as Finance and Insurance for the company. Within our team, we always try to make each customer experience as enjoyable and seamless as possible.

On the rare occasion you can't find me at work, I am at home working around the house, experimenting in my kitchen or enjoying the sun in the Wairarapa.

Sam Abernethy
Suzuki Brand Manager
DDI: 04 232 5520 04 232 5520 M: 027 326 9967 027 326 9967

I have been in the motor trade most of my working life, I joined the team here at Mexted Motors back in 2012 as a Valet assistant. I have a passion for cars and customer service and I pride myself on offering the best possible buying experience I can for my clients.

In my spare time, you can find me at home doing renovations, spending time with family, or I’m enjoying the trails on my bike.

Rick Nijssen
Mitsubishi Brand Manager
DDI: 04 232 1622 04 232 1622 M: 022 157 5849 022 157 5849

I was born in The Netherlands but I am proud to have grown up as a Kiwi in sunny Nelson.

For as long as I can remember my passion has been cars, so after finishing my studies I jumped at the opportunity to work in the automotive industry.

I'm lucky to work with the team here at Mexted Motors and strongly believe we offer the best service in the Lower North Island if not all of New Zealand.

Jess Findlay
Vehicle Sales Consultant
M: 027 386 3699 027 386 3699

Hi I’m Jess,

I enjoy helping my customers find the best vehicle for their needs and making the experience as fun and enjoyable as possible! My favourite model of car we sell is the Suzuki Vitara Turbo.
I enjoy being part of the team at Mexted Motors as well as working in an always changing environment.

I have grown up in Wellington most of my life.
When I’m not working at Mexted Motors I am usually playing sports or going on walks around Wellington.

Michael Strudwick
Service Advisor
DDI: 04 232 1620 04 232 1620

My name is Brad Pitt and have been at Mexted Motors for five and a half years.

I have been in the motor trade for most of my working life with several brands but have found a home here with Mitsubishi and Suzuki.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and mountain biking.

Vaughan Parker
Service Advisor
DDI: 04 232 1620 04 232 1620

I have been in the trade 25 years. First as a technician and now as an advisor. In my spare time I love to spend time with my kids and play indoor cricket.

John Baker
Parts Manager
DDI: 04 232 1625 04 232 1625

I have been at Mexted Motors for nearly 15 years and the last 5 years as Parts Manager.

I really enjoy the family atmosphere here at Mexted Motors.

In my spare time I enjoy watching sports and spending time with my family.

Alex Newton
Parts Advisor
DDI: 04 232 8144 04 232 8144

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Fiona Stewart
Finance & Administration Manager
DDI: 04 232 8144 04 232 8144

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