With more than 130 motor dealers throughout Ireland to cater for, the Gowan Group has just completed fitting out a 110,000 sq ft warehouse in Dublin's City West Business Campus to ensure speedy distribution of parts, writes Brian Byrne.
The Gowan Group Motor Division now distributes nine car brands, and the new operation will bring management of them under one roof. They are Alfa Romeo, Citroen, DS, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Honda, Jeep, Opel and Peugeot, and Eurorepar multibrand spare parts will also be stocked.
There are 23,000 unique locations for storage of components in the facility, which allows the company to stock components of all sizes, including body panels and glass. Each dealer will receive an overnight delivery service, with three daily deliveries planned for all Dublin dealers.
An Academy for training dealer staff and technicians is also being developed at the site, and there will also be a dedicated marketing suite where dealers can bring potential customers to see specific brands and vehicles.