Releases

NEW VOLKSWAGEN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES OUTLET MAKES VAN MAINTENANCE A 'BREEZE'

Feb 7, 2019

  • New Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Van Centre opens in Portsmouth
  • Van centre set to strengthen Breeze Motor Group’s presence in the region
  • MOT facility, 10 service ramps and 22-strong team boost customer offering
  • Breeze is expanding its range of services to offer approved ‘Rent-a-Car’ scheme

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is celebrating the opening of a new purpose–built Van Centre at Dunsbury Park, Portsmouth. The new facility boasts 10 service ramps, an MOT facility and a 22-strong team.

Breeze Motor Group is already a leading retailer of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, having sold the full range of quality vans, pick-up trucks and passenger carriers for the past 17 years at its sister site in Poole and 15 years in Southampton.

Breeze Motor Group has relocated its former Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Service Centre in Hilsea to the new 1.4-acre dedicated site at Dunsbury Park, providing capacity to sell Volkswagen’s Das WeltAuto approved used van and lifestyle range.

The new van centre looks to strengthen the Breeze Motor Group’s presence in the region and increase options for van operators across the South Coast.

Additionally, Breeze Motor Group is expanding its range of services to offer the approved Volkswagen Financial Services ‘Rent-a-Car’ scheme which will allow customers to rent commercial vehicles on a short or long-term lease.

Mark Langford, managing director at Breeze Motor Group, said: “We’re really proud of this great new site and can’t wait to show off our Van Centre.

“This is a very exciting development for us. Portsmouth is vitally important to our business strategy as it extends our commercial vehicle offering from Dorchester to Chichester. Customers will be able to experience the same great service they’ve always received from Breeze Motor Group right across the South Coast from Poole to Portsmouth.

“We have operated our service centre in Portsmouth for five years, to great success, but business demand has required us to revamp our offering.”

The new centre features 10 workshop ramps, including a VOSA-accredited MOT testing area for class four and seven commercial vehicles, a forecourt display for more than 60 Volkswagen DasWelt Auto used vehicles, and access to over 150 in Group stock

Breeze Van Centre Portsmouth will offer a full range of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles services on site including, servicing, MOT, Express Fit and Roadside Assistance. The centre has a dedicated team of experienced service advisors, technicians and parts advisors as well as a head of business and aftersales manager, creating 14 new jobs.

The new workshop brings the number of dedicated Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Authorised Repairers to 26. The brand also operates a further 71 full Van Centres which provide both sales and service facilities.

Trevor Hodgson-Phillips, Head of Service and Parts Operations for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We’re pleased that Breeze Motor Group has chosen to continue its investment in the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand. Breeze Van Centre has proved itself time and again as a trusted partner to customers along the south coast, embodying the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand promise of Working With You.

“Authorised Repairers are a vital part of our network, ensuring genuine UK-wide aftersales services for all customers. Along with extended opening hours at all sites and now 20 Mobile Service Clinics, we’re confident we can be there, whenever our customers need us.”

For more details on Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ award-winning range of products and services, or to find your nearest Van Centre, please visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.

 (ends)

Note to editors: Electronic images accompany this release.

Breeze_01 shows the new Portsmouth team

Breeze_02 shows, left to right, Simon Davolls – Sales Controller, Alan Brooks – Head of Business at Breeze Van Centre Portsmouth, Martin Samways – Aftersales Manager

For more information, please contact Grant McPherson, Product Affairs Manager, on 01908 548210 or 07774 684222, or Kate Thompson, Head of Press and Public Relations, on 01908 601478 or 07713 265562.

About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk.

01119/KT/sb

IMAGES