Pasha Selected to Process Bentley Motorcars to Retailers for U.S. Market

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Corte Madera, CA – Bentley Motors, manufacturer of British sporting grand touring cars, has chosen The Pasha Group to handle port operations services for the Western Region of America for its Arnage model range and new Continental GT.

Pasha, which provides logistics services throughout the factory to dealer chain for numerous auto manufacturers, will process incoming Bentley motorcars at port facilities in San Diego, Calif.

"Pasha's experience with the specialized needs of high luxury automobiles gives us, and our retailers, the confidence that Bentleys will arrive at their door in pristine condition," said Stuart Cochrane, Sales and Distribution Manager at Bentley Motors, Inc.

"Caring for a Bentley is almost as exciting as driving one, and Pasha is pleased to have developed the customized solution Bentley needs to bring its vehicles to its retailers and car buyers throughout the Western U.S.," said Stan Gabara, Executive Vice President, Automotive Services at The Pasha Group. "Our work with Bentley is a prime example of how Pasha's customized solutions can deliver on the unique needs of our automotive clients."

The Pasha Group first began processing automobiles in 1942. Since then the company has been processing, distributing and handling logistics for numerous domestic and international auto manufacturers. The company’s flagship operation at the Port of San Diego processes over 300,000 vehicles per year, using factory-trained personnel and factory-authorized processing systems to make vehicles showroom ready. Pasha then distributes vehicles by truck and rail to retailers throughout the U.S. All of Pasha’s automotive facilities are ISO 9001 certified.

Pasha’s extensive experience in automotive logistics makes its new venture, Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, a natural progression. Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines is currently building the MV Jean Anne, a 579-foot roll-on/roll-off, Pure Car/Truck Carrier ship at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula. Miss.

The MV Jean Anne is the first vessel of its kind to be built in the United States and is expected to be in service in the first quarter of 2005 with fortnightly service from the West Coast to Hawaii. Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines is a joint venture of Corte Madera, Calif.-based The Pasha Group and Stamford, Conn.-based Strong Vessel Operators.

About The Pasha Group

Headquartered in Corte Madera, California, The Pasha Group is a 57-year-old diversified international logistics and transportation services company. Pasha provides specialized services in maritime terminal management; processing and total supply chain logistics for finished vehicles and privately owned vehicles; relocation services for the Department of Defense and corporations; domestic and international logistics management for general commodity and project cargoes; and vessel stevedoring of vehicles, steel products of all types, general cargoes and containers. More information about The Pasha Group, its services and locations can be found at

About Bentley Motors

Based in Crewe, Cheshire, England, Bentley Motors has regional offices and global retailer representation to serve Bentley owners around the world. Since its founding in 1919, Bentley has been the epitome of grand touring cars offering limitless reserves of power to its driver. Racing in the 1920s helped forge the original Bentley legend with five outright victories at Le Mans, a grueling 24-hour test of speed and endurance. In June 2003, Bentley again took the podium at Le Mans with a first and second place of its two Speed 8 racing cars. Thanks to the extraordinary talents of its craftsmen and women, Bentley is able to offer unlimited opportunities for customers to tailor cars to their own, unique specifications.

Contact for Bentley Motors, Inc.

Annette Koch