Hugo Loonam Motors in County Offaly have been awarded the Citroen Dealer of the Year 2019 title. Based on Ferbane Street in the village of Cloghan, Hugo Loonam Motors beat off stiff competition from 23 other Citroen dealerships nationwide to land this prestigious auto industry award.
Pictured (L to R) Aidan Whelan, Hugo Loonam Motors, Pat Ryan, Citroën Ireland, Hugo Loonam, Hugo Loonam Motors. Kevin Hilliard, Citroen Ireland, and Aaron Young, Hugo Loonam Motors.
Established in 2008, Hugo Loonam Motors became a fully authorised Citroen dealer in 2009. Over the following ten years Hugo Loonam Motors built a reputation for quality and customer service which has seen the business grow year on year. Hugo Loonam motors are no strangers to success having previously won Citroen Dealer of the Year awards for Customer Service in 2010, Aftersales in 2013 and Sales in 2015. Not only this but Hugo Loonam Motors were crowned overall Citroen dealer of the Year previously in 2013, making this their second time to claim this award.
Speaking today at the presentation of the award at Hugo Loonam Motors, Pat Ryan Managing Director of Citroen Ireland said. “I am delighted to present and congratulate Hugo and his team on winning Dealer of the Year 2019. Hugo has a vast knowledge of the automotive industry and this award is testament to the work he has done to build and grow this fantastic family run business which is the envy of most other dealerships throughout the country.
Month in, month out, the business performs, without fail and significant investments in IT and software updates helped the dealership overcome the car market decline and continue to grow its Citroen sales. Hugo Loonam Citroen is the networks most consistent performer over the last few years. From his base here in Offaly, Hugo achieves sales volumes usually only seen in areas with much higher population demographics.”
During the presentation yesterday, Hugo Loonam commented, “We are extremely proud to be receive this accolade as Citroen Dealer of the Year for 2019, memorably marking our tenth year as a Citroen dealer here in the midlands. Following a successful year, it is pleasing to be praised for our efforts, but we are already looking at how we can make 2020 even more successful.
In 2019 car sales were down all across Ireland but we managed to grow our business thanks to the hard work and dedication of our team and also due to the fantastic range of new Citroen vehicles on offer including the new Berlingo van and the new C5 Aircross SUV. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customer base as we look forward to another great year in 2020.”
Hugo currently employs 22 people at his dealership in Cloghan and also supports many local community initiatives with current sponsorships including the Offaly Ladies Football team and the Midlands East Rally.