This will add a 6th franchised location to the Thomas Hardie Group. We feel this is a significant and logical fit for our long-term business strategy, due to the proximity and road links to our Preston location.
Through the Lancaster dealership, Volvo Group has had a notable presence in the Lancaster area since 1988, and securing this for the future, along with the wider network coverage across the North of England was of paramount importance. As part of this transfer, the employment of all staff within the dealership has been secured with every member of the local team transferring to Thomas Hardie. This was of paramount importance for staff, our customers, and for Volvo as it allows us to secure continuity of the service provided from the dealership and creates an opportunity for the dealership to expand its presence and customer offering within the Lancaster area under new ownership.
The location will enable us to sell new and used trucks in the area, as well as supporting customers with their parts, service, and VAS requirements.
Jim Murray, Managing Director for Thomas Hardie Commercials Ltd commented, "We are excited and optimistic about the way our business is performing. We've been quick to adapt to meet increased customer demand and adding to our capacity in the Lancaster region. The expansion of Thomas Hardie is a testament to the hard work of our people and we're proud of how much we've grown. I'd like to extend my sincerest Thank you to all who have helped us expand and develop into a successful business".