National car dealer group Lookers welcomed Audi UK director Andre Konsbruck at the official opening of its new £3.5 million 6.5 acre used Audi car dealership in Hamilton, Glasgow.
The site is home to an Audi Approved used car showroom, 10-bay service centre, display spaces for more than 120 used Audis plus storage facilities for a further 450 vehicles.
Lookers already operates a full Audi dealership in Glasgow at Braehead, which was opened by Audi in 20014 with a three-storey showroom and 23 service bays.
The investment in Hamilton by Lookers, which bought the Lomond Audi group in Scotland in 2012, has created 30 new jobs and is one of the largest Audi Approved used car sites in Europe. Lookers said it is one of the first fully sustainable and environmentally-friendly sites in the UK and it includes biomass heating and water purification systems.
It will be headed by Derek Lyon, Lookers Audi head of business for Hamilton.
Lookers Audi is currently investing more than £6.5 million in its facilities and staff across Scotland, which includes a full upgrade and extension of its Stirling base following the purchase of a neighbouring 1.5-acre site.
An additional 1.5 acres has also been acquired to extend its Edinburgh Audi dealership.
As Lookers continues to pioneer how the automotive sales industry is driven in the UK, the new Audi Approved facility in Hamilton, is now one of the first fully sustainable and environmentally-friendly sites in the UK and Ireland which includes new, state-of-the-art biomass heating and water purification systems.
Lookers Audi managing director Steve Dean said: “The Audi brand has seen phenomenal growth in Scotland in the last few years which we, at Lookers Audi, are committed to supporting.
"Our existing facilities already established across the country have been complemented greatly by this exciting new facility and prove beyond doubt the commitment we have to expanding our customer base.
“This latest expansion provides yet another convenient location for the provision of our quality sales and aftersales service and it is a great achievement for Lookers and for Audi UK that we can proudly claim to represent one of the largest Audi Approved showrooms in Europe.”
The event was attended by the senior leadership team from Audi UK, led by Konsbruck as well as the senior management team from Lookers, including chief executive Andy Bruce, managing director Nigel McMinn and Steve Dean, Lookers Audi managing director.