Irizar has started work on a new home for its UK operation at Blyth, just off the A1 in Nottinghamshire. The development will eventually be Irizar UK’s new headquarters, and comes as Irizar Group celebrates 130 years in business.
The first phase of development will see the construction of a secured yard to hold stock coaches together with a sales office, while the main technical and administrative functions are retained at the current head office in Worksop. Irizar UK is maintaining its relationship with Johnson Brothers at Worksop which will continue to offer service support and parts through Masterpart. Customers will be able to visit the Blyth premises five days a week to view all Irizar UK’s stock vehicles, new and used, in a single location.
“We are delighted that we are able to start the development of the site at Blyth, making it more convenient for our customers to visit the sales team and view all of our stock, new and used, in one centralised location, ahead of further future development of what will become the new home of Irizar UK,” says Julie Hartley, sales director, Irizar UK.
Gotzon Gomez, Irizar Group, adds: “This is a significant development in the presence of the Irizar brand in the UK and indicates the increasing importance of the British market to the Irizar Group.
“We are delighted by the progress made in the UK, with approaching 500 vehicles sold, many loyal repeat customers and plenty of interest from fresh prospects attracted by the style and quality of our vehicles and their dependable and efficient DAF/ZF drivelines.”