Frank Keane Volkswagen has been awarded Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Dealer of the Year 2016 at the recent Volkswagen Gold Pin Awards.
The award, which celebrates excellence within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Retail network, recognises the retailer’s contribution in a number of areas including sales performance, local market share and overall customer experience and is the highest honour that a Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle retailer can achieve.
The award was presented to Donal Geoghegan (Dealer Principal) and Ger Colwell (Commercial Vehicle Manager), of Frank Keane Volkswagen, by Alan Bateson, Managing Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland, at a gala awards ceremony held in Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
Since opening in January 2012, with a team of 14 staff members, Frank Keane Volkswagen has grown significantly, resulting in two new dealership locations in five years: Liffey Valley Motor Mall and Deansgrange, Co Dublin. Frank Keane Volkswagen now boasts a strong workforce of over 120 people.
In 2016, Frank Keane Volkswagen acquired MSL Motor Group Volkswagen in Deansgrange, Ballsbridge, and Pottery Road. They also merged with the MSL Volkswagen Showroom in Deansgrange and opened up an all new state of the art service centre. With this extensive expansion, the Commercial Vehicles department, successfully managed by Ger Colwell has developed into one of Ireland’s leading Van Centres.
At Frank Keane Volkswagen, Deansgrange and Liffey Valley, you can find the latest and most competitive offers on New Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and a wide selection of Volkswagen approved used vans. Frank Keane Volkswagen employs dedicated Commercial specialists, tasked with assuring that Commercial Vehicle owners receive the top class customer care that they require.
Commenting on the award, Ger Colwell said he was delighted to achieve such an accolade: “Winning retailer of the year for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is a great honour. Our objective at Frank Keane Volkswagen for 2016 was to become the number one destination for Commercial Vehicles in Ireland and that is exactly what we have achieved. It is always nice to win as it gives the whole team a real lift and recognises the team effort put in by all.”
Congratulating the team at Frank Keane Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Director Alan Bateson said, “2016 has seen continued growth in Ireland for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles with strong results delivered through the recovering Irish economy. Our vans are proving more popular than ever, not just because of their unmatched quality and comfort, but also because of our leading residuals that are guaranteed, the only commercial vehicle brand in Ireland to do this. Also, there is the Customer-first service support provided from our dedicated van centre network in Ireland. 2016 was also a great year for Frank Keane Volkswagen and I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work and determination. The great news is that we have carried this strong performance and phenomenal momentum into 2017 and with the recent launch of the all new Crafter, International Van of the Year 2017 we are focused on continued growth in the Irish market.”