Audi Galway opens its doors to modern car showroom
€1m investment to create an initial 25 new jobs
By Padraic Deane
Audi Galway will unveil a new era for motoring in the region when it opens its doors to a new showroom in September 2012.
The dealership will be one of the largest Audi showrooms in the country, operating as both a sales and service centre.
Audi Galway’s €1 million investment in the new showroom will create 25 new jobs over the next three months. It forms part of an overall strategic plan which will see Audi invest €80 million in its dealer network, creating in the region of 200 jobs in Ireland.
The split level showroom, located in Ballybrit, will showcase 12 of the ever-growing Audi range with further space across both the ground and first floor level to exhibit its quality used car range. There will also be 30 approved plus vehicles outside on display in addition to the five-bay aftersales facility.
Audi Galway dealer principal, Neil Connolly said: “The opening of our new Audi Galway showroom will superbly showcase the exciting Audi model range and provide an unmatched customer experience together with premium parts and after sales services. We now have the best facilities and the best people in the luxury car market.
“Audi Galway is the latest Audi showroom to be opened in the western region and I am looking forward to delighting our existing and new customers in the Galway area.”
Dealer principals and brothers, Neil and Kevin Connolly, already possess a deep understanding and knowledge of the Audi brand in the western region through their existing Audi dealerships in Ballina and Sligo.
Andrew Doyle, director of Audi Ireland, said: “Audi prides itself on sophistication and innovation and this state of the art showroom reflects these qualities and will bring a whole new motoring experience to the West.
“This significant €1m investment in Audi Galway is part of our overall strategic plan to rollout the new generation Audi dealerships in Ireland with a view to sustained long term growth and benchmark customer care.
“Audi Ireland continues to invest to ensure we remain the clear number one premium car brand in Ireland well into the future.”