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£500,000 boost as motor group set to expand

Shelbourne directors Paul Ward and Richard Ward pictured at the new purpose built vehicle preparation centre at Shelbourne Motors.

Shelbourne directors Paul Ward and Richard Ward pictured at the new purpose built vehicle preparation centre at Shelbourne Motors.

Shelbourne Motor Group in Portadown are set to invest up to £500,000 at their multi franchise facility on the Tandragee Road.

The investment will see the introduction of a new purpose built vehicle prep centre followed by the expansion of the existing accident repair centre, vehicle rental business as well as additional offices.

The new purpose built vehicle preparation centre will help facilitate greater capacity and efficiency for new and used car preparation ahead of their arrival at Shelbourne forecourts and at customer handover post sale.

The new centre will double the size of the existing facility that already enjoys state of the art technology and industry trained technicians.

Richard Ward, director at Shelboune Motors said, “This year not only have we enjoyed our 40th anniversary in business but we have also experienced tremendous sales success in new and used cars, car repairs and vehicle rental over the last number of years, this investment is the next step and will help us operationally embrace this sustained growth and demand from our customers.”

Phase 2 of the investment will see the existing Shelbourne accident repair centre double in size to accommodate for an increase in capacity and resource.

Already boasting a BSI industry kitemark for vehicle damage repair, the centre is approved for Toyota, Renault, Nissan repairs and many other UK manufacturers. Shelbourne vehicle rental will also benefit with the introduction of a new customer welcome, waiting and handover area.

“Our core objective has always been to offer the customer the best experience, best product and best service levels in the industry and this financial investment will only serve to strengthen and enhance this customer proposition to yet another level. This recent growth has followed an initial £30k investment made early this year in group facilities,” added Mr Ward.

The vehicle prep centre is expected to be complete by the end of the year and phase 2 for the accident repair centre and vehicle rental expected to be complete at the end of Q1 2014.

 

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