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Frank Keane Group opens new Sandyford showroom

Frank Keane Group has opened its new Volkswagen showrooms in Sandyford, Co Dublin.

More than 400 guests attended an opening event last week as the new 2,500 square metre Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles retail outlets opened their doors following significant investment.

Set on 1.75 acres and built to fit Volkswagen’s corporate identity, the facilities boast space for more than 20 vehicles, 15 workshop ramps, a standalone valeting centre, and hold a total of 17 DC and AC chargers.

Frank Keane Volkswagen now employs over 60 people in Sandyford, with more than 400 people employed across its Irish operations.

Founder Frank Keane, who celebrated his 90th birthday on the night, was presented with a pair of specially commissioned paintings to mark his landmark anniversary.

Alan Bateson, brand director for Volkswagen Passenger Cars Ireland, who presented Keane with the paintings, said: “I would like to thank Frank Keane Group for investing in this outstanding facility.

“Passion, energy and a desire to be the best; just some of the qualities that made Frank Keane a leader in the Irish automotive sector.

“Despite 50 years of unparalleled success, Frank Keane Group remains at its core a family business and one we are proud to call part of the larger Volkswagen family.”

Alan Bateson, Volkswagen Ireland (left), and Brian Keane