During June Vantage Motor Group received some exciting news, which continues to see the company grow. Vantage has been appointed as the official Mazda dealer for the Oldham area. The team will start by trading from a temporary showroom of 150 m2 on the same site as the Hyundai Oldham showroom, with plans to start building a new purpose built Mazda centre in the same location later this year.
The move sees Mazda join Toyota, Kia, Citroen, Honda, Hyundai, SKODA and Lexus in Vantage's portfolio and follows hot on the heels of the group acquiring a SKODA site in Morecambe and extending its Honda representation with the acquisition of Honda Bradford earlier this year.
Vantage MD Mark Robinson believes the addition has come at the perfect time. He said "We are very excited about adding Mazda to the brands we are proud to represent, it couldn't be a better time as the Mazda brand continues to evolve by adding fantastic new products like the CX3 and all new MX5"
Over the past year Vantage Motor Group's turnover has grown from £65 million to more than £220 million. The group employs 500 people and has increased its number of sites from just 2 in Yorkshire when it was established in 2003 to now having 22 sites across the North of England and the West Midlands.
The Mazda dealership is looking to take on a number of new staff members in roles varying from sales and servicing, to valeting and management. All members of staff will be welcomed to the Vantage family and will receive fantastic training and support from the central management team.
We will keep you up to date with the centre progress and the build of the new showroom on our news and events pages so stay tuned for more information soon.