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POSTED By : DESTINATION NEWRY
Post Date : Wed 10 Oct 2018 08:36 AM
SHELBOURNE AGREES RENAULT DEAL FOR £5M NEWRY SITE

Shelbourne Motors has partnered with Renault to bring the French car manufacturer to its new £5m multi-franchise complex in Newry.

Renault is the second manufacturer to be confirmed for the facility as building work commences on the 50,000 sq ft development. Kia was the first brand to be confirmed for the site.

The deal bolsters the family-owned vehicle retailer's relationship with Renault having operated a franchise of the brand at its Portadown headquarters since 2003.

Caroline Willis, financial director of Shelbourne Motors, said: "Our long-term relationship with Renault made the manufacturer an obvious fit for this new development and it demonstrates their confidence in our business to incorporate a brand-new dealership into our Newry expansion."

Newry-based O’Hare & McGovern has been appointed as the contractor and work has commenced on building the complex.

The facility will create 60 new jobs.

Shelbourne Motors was founded by the Ward Family in 1973 and currently employs over 130 staff at its nine-acre Portadown headquarters.