Motus Commercials, which is the largest independent DAF Trucks dealer group in the world, already had three other Ford franchise operations in its LCV portfolio: sales and service at its Halesowen and Grimsby branches and service at Scunthorpe.
“When we were approached by Ford with the opportunity to partner it as a Transit Service Centre in Glasgow,” said Harriet Bailey, Head of Aftersales for the LCV Division of Motus Commercials, “it made immediate sense to us. Our Halesowen and Grimsby branches already sell a lot of Ford Transits into major fleets that operate in and out of the Scottish Central Belt, and of course there are hundreds of other large fleets and smaller operations in the area that feature the iconic Ford van. This set-up now offers full Ford-approved aftersales support to all those businesses.
“We were fortunate to have the physical space at our Hardgate Road branch, which already operates an Isuzu sales and service franchise as part of the mainstream Motus Commercials activity. With that advantage, we were able quickly to recruit a dedicated Ford Service Adviser and a Ford technician, and utilise existing available workshop capacity almost immediately.”
The new Motus/Ford facility opened its doors at the beginning of May and is already busy, as the changes in lockdown and the returning post-Brexit confidence see business starting to return to near-normal in the key commercial Central Belt.
The new Centre’s activity is overseen by Dave Hastings, as part of his role as Head of Ford for Motus and its LCV interests in the region.
Picture shows: Harriet Bailey, Head of Aftersales for Motus Commercials LCV operations.
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