Frank Keane Volkswagen was awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year 2016 at the recent Volkswagen Gold Pin Awards, writes Trish Whelan.
The award recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience and is the highest honour that a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle retailer can achieve.
The award was presented to Donal Geoghegan (Dealer Principal) and Ger Colwell (Commercial Vehicle Manager) of Frank Keane Volkswagen by Alan Bateson, Managing Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland, at a recent gala awards ceremony held in Carton House, Maynooth, Co Kildare.
Since opening in January 2012 with a team of 14 staff members, Frank Keane Volkswagen has grown significantly resulting in two new dealership locations in five years: Liffey Valley Motor Mall and Deansgrange, Co Dublin. Frank Keane Volkswagen now has a workforce of over 120 people.
In 2016, Frank Keane Volkswagen acquired MSL Motor Group Volkswagen in Deansgrange, Ballsbridge, and Pottery Road. They also merged with the MSL Volkswagen Showroom in Deansgrange and opened up a new state of the art service centre. With this extensive expansion, the Commercial Vehicles department, managed by Ger Colwell, has developed into one of Ireland’s leading Van Centres.
Congratulating the team, Alan Bateson said “Our vans are proving more popular than ever, not just because of their unmatched quality and comfort, but also because of our leading residuals that are guaranteed, the only commercial vehicle brand in Ireland to do this.” He added that there is a Customer-first service support provided from their dedicated van centre network in Ireland.
He said with the recent launch of the new Crafter, International Van of the Year 2017, ‘we are focused on continued growth in the Irish market’.
Alan Bateson, Managing Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland and Ger Colwell, Commercial Vehicle Manager of Frank Keane Volkswagen, are pictured above.