The Harris Group though its newly created Harris Maxus division has increased the commitment to grow its MAXUS Commercial Vehicle operations in the UK after announcing its plans to open a headquarters at Birchwood Park, Warrington.
The Dublin-based commercial vehicles distribution company, which had had a business presence in the British market for decades has decided to establish a UK headquarters to give it added capacity to increase its existing operations within the United Kingdom.
The Birchwood Park facility will accommodate MAXUS’ UK-based employees as well as acting as a Parts Depot, with offices and a warehouse on site, headed up by Simon Bunn. A training room will also be established at the base, for engineers taking part in MAXUS’ technical training academy which will be headed up by Harris UK Engineering Manager, Tony Close.
The convenience of network links surrounding Warrington was said to be a key decision in Harris MAXUS’ choice of location, with the headquarters situated close to the M6 and M62 motorway interchange, allowing for quick access to local regions and beyond.
Mark Barrett, General Manager of Harris MAXUS commented on the development: “The creation of a UK HQ is an important step for our business activities and only strengthens our commitment to the UK market. MAXUS has become a leader in the electric vehicle sector and our success in this area will only continue as electric vehicles become more and more popular in the years ahead. We are currently forecasting growth of 200% in 2021 and have plans to expand our network of dealers right across the UK. The past 12 months have been difficult for the industry as a whole, but we are looking forward to what the next year has in store.”
As the sole distributor for the MAXUS diesel and electric range of vehicles in the UK and right-hand drive markets in Europe, Harris Automotive Distributors delivers a significant number of vehicles every week to an extensive network of dealers across the UK. Up until now, all operations for MAXUS UK had been overseen from Harris’ Dublin Headquarters.