European Motor Distributors is founded on a passion for bringing world-class brands to New Zealand

At European Motor Distributors, we take pride in being the authorised importer and distributor of six exceptional brands from the Volkswagen Group.

Audi, CUPRA, Porsche, Škoda, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

European Motor Distributors (EMD) was established in 1977 by Sir Colin Giltrap, bringing prestigious European brands to the New Zealand market and creating exciting automotive employment opportunities for Kiwis. Today EMD still remains privately owned by the Giltrap Group, who are importers, retailers and distributors of 18 of the world's best automotive brands.

With a people-first philosophy and a commitment to nurturing talent, the wider Giltrap Group proudly employs over 1000 individuals, many of whom have advanced their careers through various roles across the organisation.


Our vision is to be the best small automotive importer in the world.


Going the
extra mile


World class


Use initiative,
take ownership


we win

Our Brands

European Motor Distributors in New Zealand is the official importer and distributor of Audi, CUPRA, Škoda, Porsche, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

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Find out more about our brands

EMD is proud to be the official importer of high-quality and innovative vehicles celebrated for their excellence.

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Work with us

Work with us

We strive to be world-class through a people-first approach, nurturing talent and offering ample well-being benefits.

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