THE Beatles wrote about “a long and winding road” and since the last edition of the Business Edge magazine it certainly seems to have been the one, we have all been on.
However, whilst on that road the issues that various lockdowns and new working practices brought, our parts, service and repair department remained open, they did a sterling job helping as many of the “key workers” as possible keep their businesses on the road.
During this period our ambitions have still remained to grow the business, and now with the impressive line-up of new 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.
Using key contacts and relationships from our trusted family-run business Lynton Refrigeration Ltd we still prove to be a popular dealer in the MAXUS network. Lynton has been in business for 35 years known for supplying award winning service for Transport Refrigeration in the North of England with 2 dealerships one in Manchester and one in Stockton-on-Tees for the manufacturer Carrier Transicold.
Our customer base has been grown on trust. It’s this trust that we are now using to help build our business which in turn will support the local and national need for quality assured commercial vehicles, we are dedicated to the success of the brand and the local business community, to do this we will continue to deliver on quality, safety, specification and price.
To help us to do this we have added to our sales team and welcome Brian Barber. Brian comes with over twenty years of motor trade experience and joins Scott and Neil in the sales team, an apprentice being taken on in the workshop, a new four wheel alignment system has been installed, our new sales and service office is nearing completion, and an application for an MOT station in progress as we aim to offer a more complete one stop shop for all our customers motoring needs.
New UK headquarters for Harris Maxus
HARRIS Maxus has invested in a UK headquarters in Warrington as it anticipates growth of more than 200% this year.
The Dublin-based importer said its new Birchwood Park office will give it “added capacity to increase its existing operations in the region”.
UK-based employees will be housed at the new site, which will also serve as a parts depot. A training room will be established at the base for engineers taking part in Maxus’s technical training academy.
Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Maxus, said: “The creation of a UK HQ is an important step for our business activities and only strengthens our commitment to the UK market. Maxus has become a leader in the electric vehicle sector and our success in this area will only continue as electric vehicles become more and more popular in the years ahead.
Maxus have also been busy introducing new products and winning industry awards. In 2021 the eDeliver9 panel van has been introduced along with other models in the Deliver 9 range including front wheel drive versions of the panel van and two chassis cab variants and later this year we will see the introduction of the eDeliver3 and eDeliver9 chassis cabs giving the brand the widest range of ICE and EV variants on the UK market.
Maxus also picked two prestigious industry awards for LCV manufacturer of the year from Greenfleet and the Motor Transport News Clean Fleet Van of the Year.
It is on the back of these awards and the introduction of these new models that Maxus feel the only way now is upwards for not only the brand but also its dealers.