Galway motor dealers Cunningham Higgins has been appointed authorised main sales and after-sales dealers for Mercedes-Benz light commercial vehicles.
Under this new agreement, Cunningham Higgins becomes exclusive representative in Galway for the complete range of Mercedes-Benz vans, including the new Vito, the award winning Sprinter and Vario.
Founded in 1999 by Niall Cunningham and Joe Higgins, Cunningham Higgins already represents Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.
To facilitate this expansion of its operations, the company has opened a new dedicated van centre on the Tuam Road which will operate independently of its existing car dealership at Ballybrit. It will have a staff of six, including new commercial vehicles sales manager Tony Barbour.
Facilities at new Mercedes-Benz approved commercials dealership include displays for new and used vehicles, a service workshop, and parts store.
Commenting on the appointment, Stephen Byrne, chief executive of Mercedes-Benz in Ireland. expressed delight that the expertise which Cunningham Higgins has in terms of sales, marketing and customer care – already evident in its Mercedes-Benz passenger car operations – would now become available to commercial vehicles customers in Galway.
“Given its excellent credentials in all aspects of vehicle retailing, we expect the appointment to result in the growth and development of Mercedes-Benz in the region.”