The growth of Proton's dealer network in the UK is a result of a real focus on franchise development in 2006 and whilst the start of the year has shown great success there are ambitious targets to recruit a further 20 dealers this year. Proton aim to finish the year with 90 dealers - an increase of 40% on the end of 2005.
Dealer Principal Damian Dunne of new dealer West End Garage in Woking gave several reasons why he chose Proton,
'At West End Garage we are excited about Proton's future models and the proactive plans for growth. We recognise that Proton Cars are continuing to gain UK market share and look forward to our company expanding with them. I have personally been extremely impressed by Proton's efficiency and speed during the recruitment process and have found it refreshing to be handled in such a competent manner.'
Simon Park, Proton's General Manager for Sales and Marketing said, 'We currently have a loyal and dedicated team of dealers at Proton who we believe will continue to increase our sales in the UK. We are extremely pleased with the growth in our dealer network and intend to continue to recruit throughout the rest of the year.'
With ambitious sales targets for 2006 and the launch of a new three door supermini still to come, appointing new dealers will remain a priority for the foreseeable future. With car sales up 53% so far in 2006, there has never been a better time to invest in the franchise.
For further information on Proton visit www.proton.co.uk. Franchised and independent car dealers wishing to discuss taking the Proton franchise, please contact Simon Fisher on 07900 133426 or email [email protected]
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Lowerdale Autos, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Maple Garage Ltd, Mappleton, East Yorkshire
Massey O'Brien Cars, Holbeach, Lincolnshire
Otley Motors, Otley, West Yorkshire
Pilgrims of March, March, Cambridgeshire
Roys Motor Company, Norwich, Norfolk
Ryders of Warrington, Warrington, Cheshire
Strachans (Ayr) Ltd, Ayr
Threeways Garage Ltd, Abergele, North Wales
Victoria Garage, Maud, Aberdeenshire
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