AUgust 16 2011.

SYM UK distributor MotoGB has scooped a major award from the Taiwanese company as the brand goes from strength-to-strength in the UK.

Despite many brands suffering a downturn in fortunes, SYM appeared in the sales charts for July as one of the major manufacturers of the month, selling 312 units - more than Italian giants Aprilia, and this sales success has been rewarded by MotoGB winning the 'Best Partner Award' at the 2011 SYM Global Partners convention, held in Taiwan recently.

MotoGB took over as the sole importers for the Taiwanese brand in the United Kingdom in March and Julian Wang, Overseas Sales Manager for SYM, visited the UK in May to see how things were progressing. He reported back to Overseas Marketing Vice President Andy Huang. At the convention Huang said: "MotoGB has far exceeded expectations in such a short time and the brand is enjoying significant increases in unit sales and market share due to MotoGB's focused efforts. We are also greatly impressed with the investment for the future of the brand with developments in after-sales, online parts and warranty systems."

Steve Oliver of MotoGB says: "We are stunned and delighted to receive recognition in this way for our efforts to date, but we truly believe this is just the start. We were surprised to be approached by SYM late last year to distribute the brand and we were confident that, given the opportunity, we would take SYM to the next level in the UK. With unit sales showing that we are making our mark against some of the other big brands and now this award, it's indicative that we are succeeding."

The next 18-months are going to be exciting for SYM, both globally and in the UK. At the convention new models such as the T2 250i geared motorcycle and the MaxSym 400i flagship super-scooter were unveiled. The MaxSym 400i is destined for the UK market, to join recent arrivals like the naked Wolf SB125Ni geared motorcycle, the retro-styled Allo 50/125cc scooters and the most recent arrival the classically-styled commuter machine the SYM Symba. 2012 should also see the addition of the MaxSym 600i super-scooter.

Oliver adds: "We will continue to work with both SYM and our extensive dealer network to provide our customers with the best machines at the right prices, with unrivalled warranty and spares back-up. Currently we offer either 0% finance or free/low-cost insurance on almost all SYM models, which gives our dealers a great opportunity to sell."

SYM is one of the largest motor vehicle manufacturers in the world. They have been making motorcycles and powered two-wheelers since 1962 and from 2002 have produced more than 50,000 cars a year in Taiwan for Hyundai.

SYM has won a number of awards for quality and produces a 28-strong range of two-wheelers for the UK market, ranging in size from 50cc to 400cc. All offer the practicality and economy that only a two-wheeler provides, with the reassurance of the very best in Taiwanese quality and technology.

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