September 22, 2021

Pandemic unplugs Automatic Centre after 70 years plus

by | Sep 9, 2021 1:40AM

After more than 70 years in the business, appliance store chain Automatic Centre will close its doors for good by October 10—a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has caused tremendous challenges on our business and it is with much regret and trepidation that we share this news with you today,” said Automatic Centre President and CEO Geoffrey Lim in a statement.

He assured partners the company will work closely with them for a smooth transition and closing.

Lim added that the group will also seek outside parties that may be interested in adopting the “Automatic Centre” brand name, which has been in operation since 1948.

“For over 70 years, the ‘Automatic Centre’ brand has been synonymous with selling high-quality appliances, electronics and gadgets at very reasonable prices and at affordable payment terms,” Lim said.

“On behalf of the Lim Family, let me take this opportunity to express our sincerest gratitude for the unwavering support you have provided us over the past seven decades,” he added.

Manila Standard
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