Swansway Motor Group is set to invest £3.25 million to expand its Motor Match used car operations into Bolton and Stockport.
The family-owned AM100 retail group, which operates Motor Match Used Car Centres next door to its Swansway Honda Bolton, Rochdale and Stockport dealerships, intends to create 15 new jobs with the move.
Swansway director, David Smyth, said: “We launched Motor Match as our stand-alone used car operation in 2017 and we’re now investing a further £3.25 million to expand the centres in Bolton and Stockport and opening a stand-alone Motor Match centre in Stafford later in 2019.
“The investment will create a further 16 jobs at the Motor Match sites which, combined with the Honda centres where they’re located, already employ 85 people.”
Smyth added: “As a motor dealer group with a large number of premium franchises, we take many lovely pre-owned cars in as part exchanges, rather than send these to auction or sell on to traders, Motor Match allows us to give retail customers the opportunity to purchase these excellent cars.
“We only retail those cars which we believe offer our customers great value and the expansion of our Motor Match sites will mean we can retail more of these cars.”
The expansion of the Motor Match offering from Swansway is the latest move in the group’s drive to improve its profitability from used vehicles.
Last year the group made Liverpool the home of the UK’s largest Volkswagen used van centre following the opening of its new commercial vehicles facility.
The Volkswagen Van Centre on Evans Road, Speke, has been part of the AM100 retail group since 2011 and the latest developments for the award-winning retailer has seen it grow to new proportions with the neighbouring used van facility.
The aim was for the new element to the commercial vehicles operation to retail 100 vans a month from the site which has its own five-strong sales team, plus its own team of valeters and technicians.