TrustFord is making ready to open the doorways at a brand new automotive dealership in Carlisle to fill a niche within the Ford retail community left by Arnold Clark’s exit from the franchise.
The Ford of Britain-owned AM100 automotive retail group has stated that it plans to open the brand new facility, situated on Kingstown Industrial Property, in July.
TrustFord already has a Elements Plus wholesale automotive elements centre within the Cumbrian city and the creation of its new retail and aftersales facility will characterize an funding of round £500,000.
Group chief govt Stuart Mustoe stated: “At TrustFord we’re at all times in search of methods to drive the usual in buyer care and that’s why we’re investing throughout our community.
“The opening of our web site in Carlisle might be an essential milestone for us and represents our want to convey the TrustFord expertise to extra clients. I wish to thank our colleagues who’re working so exhausting to get the positioning able to open.”
TrustFord’s Carlisle growth will not be the primary to plug gaps left by Arnold Clark’s exit from the Ford and Toyota franchises final yr.
The enterprise is at present growing a new dealership on a five-acre web site on Aberdeen’s West Tullos Industrial property in a transfer that’s anticipated to create as much as 90 jobs.
TrustFord intends to supply its cell servicing from its new dealership in Carlisle, permitting certified Ford technicians to go to clients at their dwelling or office.
Clients can even be capable to benefit from Deliver it To Me NOW, enabling them to order, choose and have a used car delivered from wherever within the group to their dwelling.
As Ford prepares to increase an electrical car vary which at present counts the Mustang Mach E as its solely zero emissions providing – initially with the recently-revealed Explorer crossover – the brand new web site will embrace a seven-bay electrical car (EV) outfitted aftersales.
It would additionally supply Service NOW, which ensures automobiles are serviced in 60 minutes or much less.
Final month TrustFord opened a newly refurbished PartsPlus Centre and Aftersales Contact Centre in Thurrock, following an funding of £1.2 million within the web site.