John Clark Motor Group has added the Renault, Dacia Peugeot franchises to its portfolio for the first time.
The franchises will be located in the former Audi showrooms in Aberdeen and represent an investment of over £500,000 for the group. The Audi showroom has moved to a new purpose built facility.
Site development is currently underway to ensure the buildings meet with the corporate interior and exterior design standards stipulated by the manufacturer. The dealerships will be open to the public early in 2016.
The group will also represent the light commercial vehicles available from the brands.
Refurbishment of the sites will allow for 10 Renault models and three Dacia vehicles to be displayed in one showroom and eight Peugeot’s in what was the former approved used car showroom for Audi.
In addition to Renault, Dacia and Peugeot, the site development will include a used car facility operating under the trading name of Clark Motorchoice, which is already operational in Edinburgh. This business will offer used vehicles to JCMG approved standards and a six month warranty cover.
A 15 bay workshop, one MoT bay and a wheel alignment bay is also included on the site.
A recruitment campaign is currently underway to satisfy the 53 jobs that have been created by this expansion, which now takes the total number of employees in the group to over 1200.
Chris Clark, group business development director, said: “Aberdeen plays a significant role in our group success and the latest moves with Peugeot, Dacia and Renault will build on the success through the diversity of cars we offer.
“We are putting significant investment toward developing and refurbishing what was our Audi facility on Abbotswell Road for these three new brands and we look forward to welcoming new customers and current owners in the new year.”
Andrew Simpson, currently managing JCMG’s Nissan dealerships, will become franchise director for the Peugeot, Dacia and Renault suite.
Simpson said: ““I’m delighted to be taking on an added role at JCMG in overseeing the new site and look forward to recruiting and building a new team with the aim of making the new brands successful.”