In the light of the acquisition by Groupe PSA of Vauxhall, one of the top selling brands for cars and light commercial vehicles in the UK, Greenhous are delighted to have been offered one of the new Van Business Centre (VBC) franchises.Across the UK, around 60 of these VBC’s will be launched on a regional basis and Greenhous will now be engaging with business operators and supply the rest of the network in its region with vans they will retail.
The Greenhous VBC will cover the whole of Shropshire and include the bordering counties, as well as taking orders nationally.
Business operators will benefit from a centre focussed on vans and smaller businesses will be able to purchase their vans from their local dealer or Greenhous direct.Greenhous already have a large Fleet Centre in Fenton, Stoke from which thousands of Vauxhall cars and vans were distributed to fleet customers across the whole of the UK.
Pictured is Callum Griffin, Vehicle Gold Standard designated representative.
Historically Greenhous, which was founded in 1912, has one of the longest associations, over more than 90 years, with the Vauxhall brand in the UK operating from its large dealerships in Shrewsbury and Telford.
Richard Potts, Greenhous Franchise Director says of the award of the VBC: “We are honoured and delighted that our experience with Vauxhall has been recognised with the award of one of the prestigious Van Business Centres. The new VBC will be based at the Telford site in Trench Lock, where the large storage capacity will accommodate the whole range of Vauxhall light commercial vehicles including the new Combo, Vivaro and Movano panel vans and variants such as tippers, box vans and dropsides.
“To operate the VBC, at Greenhous we have a Vehicle Gold Standard designated representative in Callum Griffin and Jon Turner who has Vehicle Gold Standard status. Our technicians are also Gold Standard trained.
“Adding the VBC to our existing portfolio broadens our provision of vehicles, parts, service and Motability to our customers.At the Shrewsbury site we also have the Greenhous Vauxhall approved Accident and Repair Centre which has always dealt with insurance repairs for Vauxhall and other brands. From scuffs and scratches to panel work, engine rebuilds and paint spraying, we cater for all aspects of repair work.
“Our new car sales will be headed by Sales Manager, Andy Evans with Nick Jones taking on the role of Vauxhall Business and Group Finance Manager for our new and used car and VBC operations.We will also have our Motability specialists Daren Moore and Chris Pickering available to support our customers in need of transport solutions.
“We have recently replaced our fleet of parts vans and the Combo, Vivaro and Movano vans are now re-styled as Express Parts Delivery operating from both the Shrewsbury and Telford sites where we will continue to offer full vehicle servicing and MOT checks.”
Pictured are the After Sales team at Greenhous Shrewsbury
Pictured are Andy Evans, Nick Jones, Chris Pickering and Daren Moore