Maxus, the Chinese-based van maker which is managed in the Irish and UK markets by Harris Group, has announced two new Northern Ireland dealers.
Strabane and Portadown
Greg Mitchell Motors of Strabane and Shelbourne Motors of Portadown are joining the Maxus family, and both will offer dedicated sales, servicing, and aftersales services.
Speaking about the opening of the two newest dealerships, Mark Barrett, General Manager of Harris Maxus, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Greg Mitchell Motors and Shelbourne Motors into our dealer network. The introduction of two new dealerships in Northern Ireland will enhance our sales and aftersales operations in all corners of the UK.
400 per cent increase
“With the growth of electric vans sales and the popularity of our two flagship eLCVs, the e-Deliver 9 and e-Deliver 3, we have seen an increased interest in dealers seeking us out to ensure MAXUS becomes a flagship brand in their customer and fleet portfolios. Last year, MAUXS enjoyed a bumper year with a 400 per cent increase in sales, with almost half of all sales being electric. The expansion of our dealer network is key to building on that success for 2022.
“At MAXUS we strive to go the extra mile for our customers and each of our partners has a solid track record in sales, customer service and aftersales. Both Greg Mitchell Motors and Shelbourne Motors are well-regarded dealer groups and will play a key role in expanding MAXUS’ presence in Ulster. These are very strong dealerships and we look forward to a long and successful partnership with both in the years ahead.”
64 dealers in its network
The two new dealerships bring Maxus’ presence in Ireland and the UK to 64 dealerships and come hot on the heels of the announcement of Monaghan Brothers opening an outlet in Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh.
It’s not just about vans, either — Maxus has ambitions in the passenger car market and later this year will launch a luxury, all-electric MPV called the Mifa 9, which will have a claimed maximum range of 520km on one charge.