BMW Ireland has announced a significant €37 million retailer investment in new facilities at several of its leading retail locations in Ireland and all Irish BMW retailers will now sell and service electric vehicles under the BMW I brand. 120 new staff will be employed through the expansion of operations at BMW retailers Frank Keane, Colm Quinn and Joe Duffy.
The BMW i brand will now become an integral part of all Irish retailers’ operations to sell and service BMW’s electrified cars which include the BMW i3, BMW i8 and a range of plug-in hybrid vehicles as well as the forthcoming BMW iX3 and MINI Electric.
Frank Keane will substantially expand its sales and service retail centres at Naas Road and Blackrock in South Dublin to further increase sales and service capacity as well as increasing its footprint via the acquisition of an adjacent premises at its Naas Road location.Colm Quinn will be expanding operations with the opening of two new sales and service retail centres in Co. Sligo and in Drogheda, Co. Louth.
In the coming weeks Joe Duffy will move to a brand new sales and service centre in Charlestown which is adjacent to its current North Road facility off J5 of M50. Other BMW retailers including Aherns, Bolands, Conlans, Donohoe and Morrison will also make substantial investments to upgrade facilities at their retail sites to incorporate the BMW i brand sales and servicing.
Kearys, who are already a BMW i Agent, will expand their motorbike division (BMW Motorrad) with a dedicated sales and servicing showroom. Meanwhile BMW Ireland will continue its longstanding relationship with Martin Reilly who will continue a servicing relationship as an authorised repair centre. Recruitment for positions at the all BMW retail operations will be filled over the next 18 months across all functions of the business including retail centre operations and car service support.