MAXUS Ireland, through the Harris Group, is expanding in the Dublin region with Linders, the family-run Irish motor business. The full range of MAXUS commercial vehicles will be available through the company’s Chapelizod branch of Linders Van Centre.
The news marks a significant milestone for MAXUS’ expansion plans in Ireland, with the Naas Road, Dublin headquartered company having already announced several new dealer locations in the UK. Both the Linders facility at Chapelizod and the Finglas branch will offer a full dedicated aftersales service.
Commenting on the appointment Mark Barrett, General Manager of Harris MAXUS said: “We are very excited about this new partnership with Linders which already represent impressive brands. We always look for partners with a solid track record in sales, after sales and customer service and Linders is among the best in the country. Added to the fact they are a family-run Irish business, we see great synergy with the Harris Group. We look forward to seeing more MAXUS vans on the road in Ireland and a very successful partnership in the years ahead.”
Paul Linders, MD of Linders added: “SAIC and the Chinese market in general are ahead of the industry curve in developing the best technology especially with commercial vehicles. With Linders Van Centre being an enormous part of our business, it seemed the natural next step was to partner with SAIC & Maxus. Meeting the team in The Harris Group solidified this decision for us. We’ve sold a number of vans in our first couple of days with the brand so we are very excited as to where the partnership can go.”
Linders was started in Smithfield in 1938 by Paul’s grandfather, Sonny Linders. In 2002, the business moved from Smithfield to Chapelizod and in 2013, the Finglas branch was introduced.