Audi Waterford has turned the sod on a new exciting state-of-the-art showroom in Waterford city. Audi Waterford is the authorised Audi dealer for the South East and 30 jobs will be created over the next two years at the showroom which is due to open in the summer of 2012. The construction phase will also see 50 full and part time jobs created.
This €6m investment in the new spacious terminal style showroom in Waterford forms part of an overall strategic plan which will see Audi Ireland invest €80m over the next 18 months and create in the region of 200 jobs. Audi Ireland is currently in the process of rolling out 10 dedicated Audi dealerships throughout Ireland.
The new Audi Waterford showroom will display 18 new Audi models and up to 60 used cars in its new location at Butlerstown Roundabout,Cork Road,Waterford. Audi Waterford will be owned and operated by Anthony Boland while Brendan Walsh will be the General Manager.
The new Audi showroom in Waterford is yet another major positive development for Audi as it comes on the back of a successful start to 2011 for Audi in Ireland and globally.
Andrew Doyle, Director of Audi Ireland said; “I am delighted to announce the details of this exciting new development in Waterford and it is great to see these ambitious plans at an advanced stage. Audi Waterford has invested €6m in this showroom and is creating 30 jobs in the area. This fantastic terminal style showroom is a massive signal of intent and it will bring a whole new motoring experience to the South East and we look forward to delighting new and existing customers.”
“This significant investment and development in Waterford is part of our plans to rollout the new generation showrooms in Ireland with a view to sustained long term growth.
“Audi Ireland will continue to invest to ensure we are the clear number one premium car brand in Ireland by 2015. The first eight months of 2011 have seen Audi confirm its position as the leading premium car brand in Ireland with an increase in sales of 22.7 percent despite the economic downturn and instability. We are very confident that Audi Ireland will continue to build on this success with extensive plans to increase our model line-up.”
Anthony Boland of Audi Waterford said; “This €6m investment signals Audi’s long term commitment to Waterford and is good news for the area as it will create 30 new jobs. Audi customers in the South East are in for a whole new experience when the new terminal style showroom opens next year. General Manager Brendan Walsh will bring years of experience in what will be a real treat for our customers.”