ONE Oldham company that has survived lockdown and the coronavirus is commercial vehicle specialists Chadderton Motor Company Ltd (CMC), a growing dealership providing full MAXUS support across Manchester and the North West.
Established in 2018 by managing director Scott Walsh, CMC took on the MAXUS Dealership, previously known to the trade as LDV, within months utilising key contacts and relationships from our trusted family-run business Lynton Refrigeration Ltd., Scott’s shrewd investment decision has proven to be a winner and has established itself as a popular dealer in the MAXUS network.
Lynton has been in business for 35 years, supplying award winning service for refrigeration transport in the North of England across two dealerships, one in Manchester and the other in Stockton-on-Tees, for the manufacturer Carrier Transicold.
Mr. Walsh said: “Our customer base has been grown on trust. It’s this trust that we are now using to help build the new business which will support the local and national need for quality assured commercial vehicles.
“This is why we have taken on the MAXUS dealership and we are dedicated to the success of the brand on its return to the UK market. Our customer base is built on our ability to deliver on quality, safety, specification and price.”
From the company’s headquarters at Broadway Business Park, Broadgate, Chadderton, CMC also offers servicing of all makes of cars and commercial vehicles up to 3.5t, plus tyre fitting, diagnostic work and MOT preparation.
Mr. Walsh added: “We are nothing if not ambitious and with the impressive line-up of new MAXUS diesel and all-electric commercial vehicles, accompanied by our selection of used vehicles, our plans for the future are a testament to the scale of our commitment to our customers.”
Like many businesses, CMC has found 2020 to be a challenge especially making it through lockdown, but once the region’s business community and the economy began to emerge, albeit cautiously, from the coronavirus lockdown and people began to return to work CMC have enjoyed the largest increase in business since opening.
Drop-side and tipper sales are leading the sales drive – ‘far exceeding what we could have normally expected’ reports Mr. Walsh – and our expectations are high with CMC that the all-new MAXUS range of diesel and electric vehicle chassis will continue to drive growth.
CMC have been heavily involved over the last year in promoting electric vehicles (EV), attending many events organized by GreenFleet and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) throughout the region and after initial scepticism businesses were warming to the idea of running an EV in their fleet.
Mr. Walsh has theory on this evolving awareness, explaining: “Strangely enough if some good is to come of the COVID situation, then awareness of a better environment has been highlighted and EVs are better for air quality.”
Lockdown also allowed fleet managers and business owners time to study the feasibility of operating EVs, resulting in a surge in inquiries and demonstrations of the eDeliver3.
Sales Manager Neil Cadd added: “It is now our job to turn those inquiries into sales. By the end of the year the eDeliver3’s big brother, the eDeliver9, will be with us opening up more markets and opportunities.”