Hendy Group has opened its new Renault and Dacia showroom in Salisbury in a move which brings the two brands together with its existing Nissan and Toyota outlets.
Hendy has brought the two brands to a new site on the Churchfields Industrial Estate which is adjacent to its franchised representation of the two Japanese brands.
The move ties in with the group’s rebrand of the former Westover Group dealerships it acquired back in March – an acquisition which elevated it to a £1 billion turnover AM100 car retail business.
Commenting on the creation of the new Renault/Dacia facility, Hendy’s chief operating officer, Simon Bottomley, said: “The old Renault and Dacia site was beginning to look tired and at Hendy we want to offer customers the very best environment.
“This investment in Salisbury demonstrates our commitment to customers and quality.
“This is a great move for Renault and Dacia to have new facilities together with an innovative outside display area which is part of the latest showroom designs for the brands.
“Customers, and our colleagues who have transferred from the older site, have been impressed with the new showrooms which offer a much more comfortable and modern environment together with plenty of space to view the new cars.”
A statement issued by Hendy this week said that its redesign of the Churchfields Industrial Estate site had also provided more space for Hendy’s used car operation and reinforces the company’s long-term commitment to Salisbury.
Hendy recently expanded its used car operation with a new Car Store in Dorset.
The rebranding of its former Westover sites – located across Dorset and Wiltshire – will involve 24 dealerships and 650 colleagues in a major logistics project which will see new signs installed across dealerships in Poole, Ferndown, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Corfe Mullen and Salisbury.
“This is a major milestone in our 160th year of operation,” said group chief executive, Paul Hendy.
“The Westover business is firmly part of Hendy now and the rebrand reinforces our commitment to the region. The integration of Westover strengthens our position as a billion pound turnover company as we look towards the future.”