Stefano Chmielewski, President of Renault Trucks SAS has inaugurated on October 8th the new custom built dealership in the centre of England industry. Located at Burlington Road on the Bermuda Industrial Estate at Nuneaton, near Birmingham, this new dealership is the company’s wholly owned dealer network group. A total of £4 million has been invested in the new site named Renault Trucks Coventry, for sale, after-sale and maintenance of industrials vehicles. The total network currently comprises over 65 locations, plus a further four dealerships in the Irish Republic. Among them, 11 are wholly owned by Renault Trucks.
The new dealership is under the management of Chris Hammond, as Distributor Principal, who will also maintain his role as Distributor Principal of Renault Trucks Midlands at Tipton, the recent winners of the Motor Transport Dealer of the Year Award for 2009. The site covers 2.5 acres and comprises a custom build internal showroom and reception area, a fully equipped 4-bay workshop with two full length inspection pits, a comprehensive parts store and a state of the art steam cleaning facility. There is also a further workshop bay specifically dedicated to LCV service and maintenance, as the new dealership is the latest to achieve Renault Trucks’ Fast & Pro Van Sales & Service Centre accreditation.
“The distribution business has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the Coventry and Nuneaton region,” says Chris Hammond, Distributor Principal of Renault Trucks Coventry. “The volume of commercial vehicles running from and through the area has grown significantly in line with this growth, which led to the decision to invest in this area.
In fact, one of the first major successes for the new dealership has been to win a contract ith a major haulier in the area for the maintenance of 250 trailers.