UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

Specializes mainly in importing, marketing and selling vehicles. Specializes in short-term vehicle rentals, as well as operational and private leasing, and providing maintenance and auto repair shop services for its marketed vehicles, nationwide.

UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.
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Company's Profile

Established: 1993
Line of Business: Specializes mainly in importing, marketing and selling vehicles. Specializes in short-term vehicle rentals, as well as operational and private leasing, and providing maintenance and auto repair shop services for its marketed vehicles, nationwide.
Address: 10 HaMasger St., Lod 7129807
Phone: 972-3-9534444
Fax: 972-3-5788480
Website: www.umigroup.co.il
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Company Executives

  • David  Iny, UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

    David Iny

    Chairman of Board

    UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

  • Amit  Ron, UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

    Amit Ron

    Co-CEO

    UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

  • Benny  Gabbay, UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

    Benny Gabbay

    Co-CEO

    UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

  • Galit  Iny Wolf, UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

    Galit Iny Wolf

    Executive Vice President

    UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

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About UMI – Universal Motors Israel Ltd.

Universal Motors Israel Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “UMI”) is a leading company which provides a variety of advanced transportation solutions in the Israeli market. UMI was founded in 1993 and its headquarters are based in the central district of Israel. The company employs approx. 1,200 employees at approx. 80 sale and service points throughout Israel. The company’s corporate bonds are traded in TASE (market value as of May 2019: ~ 1.28B NIS). 

Shareholders

The company’s shareholders are Eastern Holdings Ltd. (75% holdings) and Comasco Ltd. (25% holdings).

Main activities

UMI engages in the import, distribution, and sale of automobiles in Israel. UMI markets vehicles of Chevrolet, Isuzu, and Cadillac brands, and it also offers first-class services for vehicles (garage, maintenance, warranty, and repair services).
UMI is also the parent company of U.T.S. – Universal Transpiration Solutions Ltd (hereinafter referred to as “UTS”) which is the Israeli licensee of AVIS Europe and Middle East Limited.
UTS operations and services in Israel include:
• Car rental In Israel - from Ben-Gurion airport and cities in Israel.
• Car rental outside of Israel through AVIS branches around the world.
• Operational and financial leasing for corporate and private customers.
• Second-hand car sales. 

Major investments of UMI Group (held directly by UMI or UTS)

• Universal Trucks Israel Ltd which imports and distributes Isuzu light trucks, buses and mini-buses (50% of the shares are owned by UMI).
• Avis Ukraine, which operates in Ukraine under the Avis brand (100% of the shares are owned by UTS since March 2019).
• Auto Italia IL Ltd, which imports and distributes vehicles of Ferrari and Maserati (75% of the shares are owned by UTS).

26 Years of Operations

UMI’s operation dates back to 1993 when it was founded by two longstanding car importers, Leo Goldberg Ltd. and EASTERN Vehicle Marketing Ltd., in cooperation with General Motors.
Since its establishment, UMI was committed to providing the level of service and customer satisfaction as core values. The customer has always been placed at the center of attention, and the organizational culture that was formulated throughout the years emphasizes the customers and their changing needs. To illustrate this, UMI’s customers gain access to a special app -Chevrolet Complete Care- which enables them to receive all required information 24/7 and benefit from various services with a touch of a button.

Code of Ethics

“UMI acts with the aim to become a leading player in the Israeli vehicle market, by focusing on its customers and employees, and providing professional and reliable qualitative service”.
Throughout the years, UMI has been promoting its work, employee management and customer relations under this vision.

Products and Services

UMI’s customers benefit from a wide and diverse portfolio: from Chevrolet Spark, Israel’s strongest city-car, through Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet’s global family car, Chevrolet Trax, an urban mini-SUV, the new Chevrolet Equinox, the new Chevrolet Traverse and up to the Chevrolet Silverado and the Savanna, the company’s work vehicles. Alongside these models, UMI offers the Isuzu D-Max, Israel’s best-selling pickup truck, for private and institutional customers.
For the luxury market, UMI offers the new Cadillac models in the rejuvenating spirit of this brand.
For the heavy trucks market, Universal Trucks Israel Ltd offers a variety of Isuzu trucks for various commercial purposes.
With all of the above, UMI offers its customers convenient financing services, trade in and insurance through its insurance agency. A one-stop-shop, that guarantees the customers a convenient, pleasant and professional experience throughout the entire sales process.

The Luxury Division

As the co-owner of Auto Italia IL Ltd., it imports the luxury brands, Ferrari and Maserati.
UMI established in 2017 a Luxury Division that brings together the Cadillac, Ferrari, and Maserati brands.
The luxury division was established to create a dedicated luxury platform inside the UMI Group, in order to strengthen its position in all aspects of the growing luxury segment: new cars, sales service, used car sales, and trade-in.
The premium services entitle the customers with an exclusive response and service 24 hours a day, service pickup, alternative vehicle services, test drives from the customer’s home and test drives with an accompanying professional driver.

UTS SERVICES

Since 2014, UMI completed the purchase of the shares of UTS. UTS fleet in Israel includes approx. 30,000 cars. UTS has an impressive used-car selling organization with a car-betterment operational workshop that executes 127 comprehensive and meticulous tests before the vehicles are delivered to the customers. The company operates approx. 30 rental and sale branches throughout Israel. The complementary operations of UTS enable UMI Group to provide its customers with all of its comprehensive car services as a one-stop-shop.

UMI Group Facilities

The company has several leading facilities throughout Israel, all of which are equipped with advanced technological systems that support organized work procedures.
• Headquarters and main service complex - City of Lod (the central district of Israel).
• New-vehicle preparation and delivery center- Park Re’em.
• Logistics center- Modi’in region.
• 19 showrooms and 50 service centers nationwide, 26 used-car agencies and 14 car rental agencies across the country.

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