Hendy Group is set to open its first Vauxhall dealership in Dorset following the asset purchase of the former Eden Vauxhall site in Poole. It has also signed an agreement to sell Vauxhall cars in Salisbury and is opening a Vauxhall and Peugeot outlet in Kent.
The group already represents Maserati in the county, but these are the first large volume Stellantis dealerships for Hendy and a move chief executive Paul Hendy said was part of a strategic plan for the company and the start of a broader relationship with Stellantis.
“2023 is proving to be a key year for the group with this acquisition in Dorset, the opening of Vauxhall in Salisbury and Kent, and the launch of a new three dealership showroom in Hampshire later this year,” said Paul. “Dorset and Wiltshire are traditionally strong areas for the group, and we are looking forward to being part of Stellantis and welcoming the Eden Group colleagues at Branksome to team Hendy.”
As part of the agreement in Poole, Eden colleagues working at the Vauxhall dealership will transfer to Hendy Group and the dealership will continue providing new and used car and commercial vehicle sales, together with service facilities for all Vauxhall models.
In Salisbury, Hendy will open a sales and servicing dealership for Vauxhall while a new site in Tonbridge, Kent will become a Vauxhall and Peugeot centre for sales and servicing.
“This is an exciting move for Hendy Group and reinforces our long-term commitment to the south, investment in our future and providing a high-quality service for motorists across the south coast,” added Paul Hendy.
The addition of the new sites means Hendy Group now operates in 57 locations across the south and south west with over 1,700 colleagues and a turnover in excess of £1billion.