Lookers opens one of the largest Audi showrooms in Europe

Time 8:58 am, July 3, 2015

Opening of the new Lookers Audi Approved Showroom, Hamilton, Scotland, July 1, 2015, following a £2.5m investment. The new centre is the largest Audi Approved site in Europe selling new and used cars.

The opening of the new showroom

LOOKERS Audi has officially unveiled its new Audi Approved used-car showroom and after-sales service centre in Hamilton, Glasgow.

A major investment of £3.5 million by the company has resulted in the provision of at least 30 new jobs in what is now one of the largest Audi Approved sites in Europe.

Officially opened by Audi UK brand director André Konsbruck, the giant 6.5-acre site showcases more than 120 Audi Approved used cars with storage facilities for an additional 450 vehicles. The service centre has 10 fully functional bays and there are immediate plans to double this capacity. 

Formerly known as Lomond Audi, leading UK car retailer Lookers plc acquired the Glasgow-based group in 2012.

Lookers Audi is currently investing more than £6.5 million in its facilities and staff across Scotland, which includes a full upgrade and extension of its Stirling base following the purchase of a neighbouring 1.5-acre site. An additional 1.5 acres has also been acquired which will be used to extend and enhance the Edinburgh Audi facility. 

The new Audi Approved facility in Hamilton, is now one of the first fully sustainable and environmentally-friendly sites in the UK and Ireland which includes new, state-of-the-art biomass heating and water purification systems. 

Steve Dean with Nigel McMinn

Steve Dean with Nigel McMinn

The event was attended by the senior leadership team from Audi UK, led by André Konsbruck as well as the senior management team from Lookers plc, including chief executive Andy Bruce, managing director Nigel McMinn and Steve Dean, managing director at Lookers Audi.

Dean said: ‘The Audi brand has seen phenomenal growth in Scotland in the past few years which we, at Lookers Audi, are committed to supporting. Our existing facilities already established across the country have been complemented greatly by this exciting new facility and prove beyond doubt the commitment we have to expanding our customer base.

‘This latest expansion provides yet another convenient location for the provision of our quality sales and after-sales service and it is a great achievement for Lookers and for Audi UK that we can proudly claim to represent one of the largest Audi Approved showrooms in Europe.’

Derek Lyon, Lookers Audi Head of Business for Hamilton, said;

Lookers Motor Group was established in 1908 and now operates across 130 different sites, with 6,000 staff, selling more than 30 different vehicle marques.

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Colin is a former editor of Car Dealer. He left the magazine in August 2015.

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