Drayton Group chairman Ken Forbes and Mercedes-Benz UK president and CEO Marcus Breitschwerdt have today carried out a ceremonial ground breaking ceremony at the company’s new Shrewsbury multi-million pound site.
Drayton Group has been a franchised dealer partner with Mercedes-Benz UK for more 40 years, with seven dealerships in the region. The new Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury flagship will replace the current Battlefield Road site, which has been home to the company for 20 years.
Forbes said: “Today is a significant moment for Drayton Group, and for our ambitious growth plans. We’ve been proud to be part of the community in Shrewsbury for 20 years, and our fantastic new facility will ensure we’re here to serve our customers for many more years to come."
The new Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury will open in June 2014.
Breitschwerdt said: “Today is a landmark for Mercedes-Benz in the heart of the UK. The investment in these state of the art premises shows that Ken and his team at Drayton Group are committing to a long future serving our existing and new customers. The only way a business can expand is to invest – invest in new premises, invest in its products and services, and invest in a great team.
Drayton Group is a family owned business with a history of nearly 100 years in the retail motor industry, operating seven Mercedes-Benz outlets in the Midlands (Worcester, Stourbridge, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Stafford, Stoke and Shrewsbury).
Drayton has been voted number one for customer satisfaction in the Mercedes' network for the last two years.
Drayton employs 350 people and has an annual turnover of £200 million.