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Dealer/Importer News Archive

Going out in style with Ireland’s first hybrid hearse

The Deacon V Hybrid, Ireland’s first hybrid electric hearse has been launched. Based on the new Ford Mondeo HEV which arrived in Ireland earlier this year, the new Deacon V hybrid electric hearse has been built by Byrne Coach Builders of Dundalk. Paul O’Sullivan, Director of Sales for Ford Ireland, said: “The new Mondeo HEV is

Hella expands its aftermarket team

Renowned original equipment (OE) manufacturer and system supplier Hella , has strengthened its UK aftermarket team with the recruitment of Martin McGreevy as the company’s new national sales manager. Martin has considerable aftermarket experience, both from a distribution and product supplier perspective, having worked for several influential companies including The Parts Alliance and, most recently,

New MD at GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd

GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd, UK market leader for vehicle and industrial batteries has promoted James Hylton to the position of Managing Director. James has been promoted to Managing Director from the Commercial Director role he took on in November last year having been General Manager – Sales & Marketing at GS Yuasa Battery

Connollys awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year 2017

Connollys Volkswagen Sligo has been awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year 2017 at the recent Volkswagen Gold Pin Awards. The award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retail network, recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience and is the

Opel Ireland announces new General Manager

Opel Ireland has appointed Gillian Whittall to the role of General Manager. Gillian joined Opel Ireland in 2008 as Head of Marketing & PR, bringing extensive experience from high profile brands within AIB, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Danone. Gillian commented: “I’m delighted to take on the role of managing Opel in Ireland. The brand

Citroën & DS Ireland announce appointments

As part of an internal restructure, I.M. European Motors Ltd., importers of the Citroën and DS Automobiles brands in Ireland, has appointed Stephen McGrath as Finance Director and Kevin Hilliard as Sales Director. Prior to his new appointment Stephen held the role of Financial Controller at the company since 2009. Before this Stephen worked at

February flat but year-to-date new car sales down 3.5pc

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the month of February were steady, but the market remains down by 3.47 per cent for the year-to-date. February registrations were very much in line (17,081) when compared to the similar month in 2017

John Mulholland Motors is Skoda UK Retailer of the Year again

John Mulholland Motors Ltd. emerged victorious and took home the top title at the Skoda UK annual Retailer of the Year (ROTY) award for an incredible third time, having won the previous year and in 2014. The County Antrim retailer was once again awarded the title in recognition of its outstanding all-round business performance in

VW Van Centre celebrates seven decades in Dungannon

We are being told that there’s a lot to celebrate at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dungannon Van Centre in County Tyrone, as the business enters into its 71st year of exceptional service in the industry. Building on this success, the Donnelly Van Centre has recently expanded its services by offering the sale of quality used

Ford claims title for world’s largest billboard 

Ford is now the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title-holder for the Largest billboard in the world after unveiling a 5,265 m2 advertisement – equivalent to 20 tennis courts – for the new Ford EcoSport sports utility vehicle (SUV) on the iconic Espana Building in central Madrid, Spain. A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS official adjudicator inspected the 2,000 kg installation