A Great Visionary
While heading 'Auto & General Agencies', Mr. Felix R. De Zoysa foresaw the need to provide automated transportation to the ever-increasing population of the country. His vision was to provide a mode of automated transportation to people, which was durable & reliable. Inspired by this, & guided by his vast experience, he incorporated Stafford Motor Co.(Pvt) Ltd. on the 30th of September 1977, with a staff of 30 members, to assist him on accomplishing his mission. Mr. Honda himself gave the 'Honda Distributorship' in Sri Lanka to Mr. Felix R. De Zoysa, in the 1960s. The distributorship was with 'Auto & General Agencies,' until the incorporation of Stafford Motor Co.(Pvt) Ltd.
Stafford Motor Company's ownership has been with the De Zoysa family since its inception. The current shareholders of the Company are Ms. Kumudini Abeysiriwardane De Zoysa, Mrs. Lumbini Kaluperuma & Mrs. Kanthi Wettimuny
Stafford Motor Co.(Pvt) Ltd. commenced operations as the Sole Authorized Distributor for 'Honda' Motorcycles in Sri Lanka. This satisfied a growing need among people of all ages and walks of life, as it was the most preferred, admired & sought after mode of transportation during that period.
The early '80s saw an unprecedented peak in Motorcycle unit sales & Stafford was appointed as the Sole Distributor for 'Honda Automobiles' in Sri Lanka in 1983. This milestone achievement resulted in an exponential growth in the company in turnover, image & staff strength. This was also the second step in Mr. De Zoysa's mission in providing a transportation solution to people. The highly skilled team of Stafford Motor Co.(Pvt) Ltd. not only successfully marketed Honda Automobiles, but also carried out after sales support to the highest satisfaction of the customers.
The company has executed rapid expansion projects in the recent past, which has resulted in an exponential growth of its operations. A state of the art Automobile Service Complex was opened in Colombo in August 2005.
A Motorcycle complex in Rattanapitiya was also an addition to the Company. This complex is the main motorcycle storage, assembly, & distribution centre.
It is also a show room for Motorcycle sales and spare parts. Repairs and servicing of Motor bicycles are also carried out at this location.
The Company offers a variety of Honda Power equipment ranging from a whole line up of generators, water pumps and engines for consumer and commercial applications.
The Company is proud to be one of the longest standing Honda distributorships in the world. Stafford Motor Co.(Pvt) Ltd. endeavoursto enrich society through Honda products.