The move reflects Škoda’s increase in market share of the fleet segment.
Škoda has seen growth in company car sales over the past few years, from 1,273 in 1998 to over 10,000 in 2004.
“That figure will continue to grow,” says Martin Burke, newly appointed head of business sales at Škoda UK. “Our aim is to become a serious contender in the fleet sales market.
In addition to doubling its number of staff at head office – one of whom will be working exclusively for national contract hire and leasing companies – Skoda will also increase its number of business sales centres around the country from 30 to 40.