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Gowan Auto has announced the appointment of Dennehy Motors to the Opel Dealer Network of Ireland, for new vehicle sales and aftersales, effective 1st September 2023. The German car brand will take its place proudly at a newly furbished 560 sq m showroom, located at the Motor Group’s highly visible 14-acre landmark site on the Dock Road, Limerick. 
Established over 75 years ago, Dennehy Motors Group is a long-recognised giant in the Irish automotive industry. With a firm focus on customer satisfaction and loyalty, Dennehy Motor Group has gained a solid reputation for excellence in both the commercial vehicle market and the passenger car market. The extensive premises on the Dock Road in Limerick will now house an impressive new 11-car showroom for Opel, together with its Stellantis sister brands, Fiat, Fiat Professional, and Jeep. When building works are complete, the development will be the first site in Ireland to showcase the new Stellantis Multibrand House corporate identity. The service centre is already home to one of the leading DOE testing facilities in Limerick and a 20-bay workshop, employing 25 technicians working off the latest e-VHC aftersales technology.
Rory Dennehy, Managing Director of Dennehy Motors, said: “I am very pleased to add Opel to our existing brand portfolio in Limerick. Opel is an established brand that has been enjoying a true rejuvenation and it is sure to attract new business to our forecourt. The dealership has invested heavily in expanding its facility and team to accommodate the new brand to our stable and is determined to give all Opel customers a warm welcome and an exceptional experience at our award-winning dealership on the Dock Road, Limerick.”
Speaking of the appointment, James Brooks, Opel Managing Director said: “We very much look forward to working in partnership with the highly experienced team at Dennehy Motor Group and I wish them every success with Opel on the Dock Road. As our brand embraces a journey to full electrification and as our light commercial vehicles market share continues to grow, the appointment gives Gowan Auto great confidence we are very well positioned to further strengthen our combined market share in 2023 and beyond.”
Gowan Auto is the exclusive importer and distributor of Opel in the Republic of Ireland. Gowan Auto, a member of the family-owned holding company, the Gowan Group, recently made a significant commercial investment in a new Citywest premises, to future-proof the business and to meet its dealer partners’ sales, parts, technical and aftersales needs, more readily. The company has set its sights on considerable, sustainable growth in the coming years, with much emphasis being placed on strengthening its franchise Dealer Networks.