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Ireland’s largest car dealer, Windsor Motors, has announced the creation of 10 new positions having opened their new Kia garage in Liffey Valley, Dublin. The Irish firm already employs over 300 people in its 13 dealerships around the country, with the number of employees in the new Kia garage expected to increase over the next 12 months.
The launch of Windsor’s Kia dealership is the latest stage of the company’s continued growth as it increases its nationwide motor footprint. The Group’s investment of approximately €2m in the Liffey Valley operation comes at a time of widespread uncertainty and difficulty in the Irish motor industry, and sees Windsor Motors ‘bucking’ the trend. Heading the team at Windsor’s new Kia garage and hoping to continue Kia’s growing success is Dealer Principal Paul Tier, joined by Sales Manager Doug Ryan and Sales Executive Adrian Cannon.
The Kia brand has become increasingly popular in Ireland, with the brand’s vast offering of attractive, safe and reliable models. Kia’s current market share in the Irish motor industry stands at 4% and with Windsor’s industry expertise, they expect to increase this percentage share.
Gabriel Keane, CEO of the Windsor Motor Group, commented “With so much talk of uncertainty around the motor industry in Ireland, we are delighted to be paving the way for the sector by opening a new garage, creating new jobs and offering customers and cost effective, consumer focused proposition. We are excited to be working with Kia, a growing brand in Ireland, and we plan to help greatly increase the company penetration and presence in Ireland over the coming 12 months and beyond. We at Windsor plan to continue the company’s recent success in the market well into the future, with more exciting plans for the coming year.”
Welcoming the opening of Kia Liffey Valley Kia Motors Ireland Managing Director James Brooks remarked : “The Kia product range and the Kia brand have grown beyond recognition in recent years and we are committed to delivering our cars to Irish consumers through a first class dealer network . The decision by Windsor to open this state of the art Kia showroom in Liffey Valley is undoubtedly a vote of confidence in the Kia brand and we look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership with the Windsor Motor Group“