Monday, 04 September 2023
GOWAN AUTO APPOINTS DENNEHY MOTORS TO FIAT, FIAT PROFESSIONAL AND JEEP DEALER NETWORKS
Pictured from left to right are Rory Dennehy, Managing Director of Dennehy Motors; Alexis Moore, Head of Brands for Fiat, Fiat Professional and Jeep Ireland; John Saunders, Managing Director of Fiat, Fiat Professional and Jeep Ireland.
Gowan Auto has announced the appointment of Dennehy Motors to the Fiat, Fiat Professional, and Jeep Dealer Networks of Ireland, for new vehicle sales and aftersales, effective 1st September 2023. The Stellantis brands will take their place proudly at a dedicated, newly furbished 560 sq m showroom, located at the Motor Group’s highly visible 14-acre landmark site on the Dock Road, Limerick.
Established over 75 years ago, Dennehy Motors Group is a long-recognised giant in the Irish automotive industry. With a firm focus on customer satisfaction and loyalty, Dennehy Motor Group has gained a solid reputation for excellence in both the commercial vehicle market and the passenger car market. The extensive premises on the Dock Road in Limerick will now house an impressive new 11-car showroom for the Fiat, Fiat Professional and Jeep brands, together with their Stellantis sister, Opel. When building works are complete, the development will be the first site in Ireland to showcase the new Stellantis Multibrand House corporate identity. The service centre is already home to one of the leading DOE testing facilities in Limerick and a 20-bay workshop, employing 25 technicians working off the latest e-VHC aftersales technology.
Rory Dennehy, Managing Director of Dennehy Motors, said: “I am very pleased to add Fiat, Fiat Professional, and Jeep to our existing brand portfolio in Limerick. An exciting product plan from the brands in the coming months and years is sure to attract new business to our forecourt. The dealership has invested heavily in expanding its facility and team to accommodate the new brands to our stable and is determined to give all Fiat, Fiat Professional, and Jeep customers a warm welcome and an exceptional experience at our award-winning dealership on the Dock Road, Limerick.”
Speaking of the appointment, Alexis Moore, Head of Brands for Fiat, Fiat Professional and Jeep Ireland said: “We very much look forward to working in partnership with the highly experienced team at Dennehy Motor Group and I wish them every success with the Fiat, Fiat Professional, and Jeep brands on the Dock Road. As our brands embrace their journey to full electrification and as our light commercial vehicles market share continues to grow, the appointment gives Gowan Auto great confidence we are very well positioned to further strengthen our combined market share in 2023 and beyond.”
Gowan Auto is the exclusive importer and distributor of Fiat, Fiat Professional, and Jeep in the Republic of Ireland. Gowan Auto, a member of the family-owned holding company, the Gowan Group, recently made a significant commercial investment in a new Citywest premises, to future-proof the business and to meet its dealer partners’ sales, parts, technical and aftersales needs, more readily. The company has set its sights on considerable, sustainable growth in the coming years, with much emphasis being placed on strengthening its franchise Dealer Networks.