Mercedes-Benz’s North West dealership has opened its doors to customers, creating 20 new full-time jobs.The
new 20,000 sq ft state-of-the-art dealership has been developed by
Connolly's Motor Group in a building in a prime location in Sligo, which
had been standing vacant since the recession.
It will be one
of the largest Mercedes-Benz dealerships – and one of the most
high-tech motor dealerships - in the country with Connolly's investing
€4.5 million into the project.
Located in Collooney, Sligo, it
will be the main Mercedes-Benz passenger car dealership for sales – and
after-sales services – covering all of the North West region.
The opening of the new dealership will extend the number of Mercedes-Benz main dealers nationwide to 14.Full-Time Employees
new jobs in Sligo increase the number of full-time employees at the
Connolly Motor Group to 183. Run by brothers Kevin and Neil Connolly, it
one of the biggest motor groups in the country and already has Audi and
Volkswagen dealerships in Sligo and Ballina as well as the Audi
dealership in Galway.
As well as selling the brand-new models in
the Mercedes-Benz range, the company will be offering aftersales
services to the current Mercedes-Benz drivers in the region. Until now,
Mercedes drivers in the region had to travel to Athlone, Cavan or Dublin
for repairs or servicing.The showrooms will have space to
display up to 15 cars. The premises will also house a customer reception
and individual sales offices.
The facility will also have a
10-bay workshop featuring the most state-of-the-art equipment including
four-wheel alignment and the latest diagnostic computers.
will also have a pre-delivery inspection centre, an extensive parts and
accessories department and sales counter. The dealership will also have
innovative private customer work stations, which would include desks,
free Wi-Fi, charging points and allow customers to do work while their
car is being worked on.As well as a full showroom of new models there are plenty of pre-owned Mercedes cars in Connollys Photo: SligoToday.ie
Connolly said: “We are delighted to be opening the doors to Connollys
Mercedes-Benz tomorrow and look forward to dealing with customers from
across the North West. The creation of another 20 new full-time jobs in
Sligo is a source of pride for Kevin and I as we expand the Connolly
Motor Group in the North West.
“We are also happy to be breathing
new life into a building that had been lying vacant in Collooney. It is
also a great sense of pride that one of the first thing visitors will
see driving into Sligo is a brand such as Mercedes-Benz as it shows
great confidence in the county and the region.
“We are looking
forward to welcoming existing Mercedes-Benz owners into our dealership
for servicing as well as those thinking about investing in a
Mercedes-Benz for the first time.
See: Connollys Mercedes