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Charles Hurst creates Ireland’s largest car supermarket

CarsBy Paul Keown
Charles Hurst creates Ireland’s largest car supermarket

Northern Ireland’s largest car retailer the Charles Hurst Group, is expanding its all-island footprint by introducing a car supermarket to Dublin.

The company which runs the Dublin Audi Centre, Ballsbridge, in addition to premises in Goatstown and Sandyford, will this week open its brand new Usedirect car supermarket at Kingswood Interchange in Dublin.

The centre will provide a showcase for at least 2,000 used cars at any one time – all of which can be viewed online or at the Naas Road premises.

Charles Hurst Group Operations Director, Colin McNab, said:

“We are delighted to have been servicing the driving needs of customers from across Ireland since we were established in 1911 and we are excited to bring our innovative, award-winning Usedirect brand directly to Dublin, which we hope will act as a must-visit destination for motorists of all ages, tastes and budgets.

“We are confident that we have the widest selection of pre-owned makes and models available, which is maintained across all of our locations, ensuring that every customer has the most suitable options for their personal or business motoring requirements.”

The new centre, which specialises in used vehicles, will bring the total number of employees in the Greater Dublin area to more than 50.

Mark Weir, General Manager of Usedirect Ireland, said:

“We’re really excited about the opportunities and choice which this investment by Charles Hurst will bring to drivers across Ireland, and, more locally, in the creation of a range of new jobs.

“This prime location near all key arterial routes in and out of the city as well as connections to the rest of the country means we can bring our unique offering to the widest catchment area possible and we look forward to welcoming them.”   

Originally established in Belfast over 100 years ago, Charles Hurst previously traded in Dublin from Upper Dorset Street from 1927 until the mid-1940s, selling Crossley cars and Dennis Trucks.

A specialist supplier to first-time buyers, families and small business owners, the company has in place a ‘Price Promise’ commitment which guarantees the best value for money in the local market

Usedirect Ireland opens its doors to the retail market on Wednesday 8th April 2015, with further information, details of opening times and location available by visiting www.usedirectireland.ie.