Opens on Wednesday 1 June, Dennehy Commercials opened its new Renault Pro+ centre at the Northwest Business Park in Blanchardstown, Dublin. This standalone facility joins an elite club of autonomous Pro+ centres, becoming one of only ten in the world, and indeed this will be only the second such centre in Ireland with the first one opening in Cork city less than two years ago.
Dennehy’s new Renault Pro+ centre is fully dedicated exclusively to business and fleet customers, with the Pro+ standards ensuring that the dealership operates as a one stop shop with all solutions available onsite for commercial customers. A highly knowledgeable fleet sales team has been trained to provide guidance on all transport solutions including converted vehicles tailored to precise requirements. Specific vehicles such as ambulances, box bodies, curtainsiders, fridge units and crew cabs can all be delivered and many will be made available onsite at Dennehys for demo purposes. In partnership with Renault Bank very attractive finance offers are facilitated onsite. If purchasing a vehicle is not the optimal solution, Dennehys also operates both a short and long term hire department. Again, this is all facilitated under one roof.
The Pro+ standards also ensure that the aftersales team are completely dedicated to business customer needs – account managers are put in place for larger fleets, commercial vehicle maintenance and repairs are made available for vehicles up to 5 tonnes GVW, and extended opening hours are offered for business users. In keeping with the Pro+ promise, Dennehys will open its servicing facility at hours that will suit business operators with 7am starts through to 8pm finishes each evening and also Saturday opening hours.
In order to optimise commercial vehicle investments and to guarantee continuity of the owner’s business, Pro+ also promises a detailed invoice and estimation of work time and all repair work, a suitable courtesy vehicle and within-the-hour diagnostics.
Commenting on the development Rory Dennehy, Director, Dennehy Commercials said: “Renault is one of the only brands in the world that has the vision and drive to implement a programme such as Renault Pro+. For a third generation family business such as our own, whose DNA is dripping in commercial diesel we fully embrace this programme and fully appreciate what it means to have the opportunity to make it a success for both Renault and the dealership. It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that we open our business to the Dublin market.”
The Dennehy name is well established with both Heavy and Light commercial vehicles throughout Ireland. Its first dealership opened in 1975 operating the HINO franchise out of Cork and this progressed in time with Dennehy Commercials taking on the MAN and Renault Truck franchises for the South West of Ireland. In 2012 Dennehy Motors became the proud holders of the Renault and Dacia brands for Limerick and were granted regional dealer responsibility.
In late 2012 the company was awarded the Pro+ franchise for Limerick in recognition of the dealership’s ability and expertise in dealing with business customers. It has invested heavily in the Renault brand since inception and it has proved both a strong supportive partnership and roaring success. In 2014 the Limerick dealership was awarded National Renault LCV Dealer of the year, in 2015 it was awarded Renault National Dealer Of The Year and in 2018 it took home four of the following prestigious awards – National Renault Fleet Dealer of the Year, National Renault Bank Financial Services Dealer of the Year, National Territory Dealer of the Year, National Voice of the Customer Dealer of the Year.
Dennehy Commercials’ success is based on its ability to orient its products and services to the needs of its customers through innovative and reliable vehicles with low operating costs and efficient service, and to optimise driver safety and comfort. Dennehy Pro+ Dublin buys into the same ideals as Dennehy Commercials and will benefit enormously from the experience and knowledge of the long running original business. As Dublin’s only dedicated Pro+ centre, the dealership will ensure that Renault’s business customers benefit from the full range of Renault services under one roof.
Brian Quinlan, Business Development, Renault Ireland is pleased with the increased profile of the Renault Pro+ brand in the Dublin region, commenting: “Renault Ireland is very excited to open the second dedicated Pro+ Centre in Ireland and delighted with the location of this facility within close proximity to the fast-growing business location that is Ballycoolin. This centre will now ensure that we have the aftersales and indeed sales coverage to manage our valued existing and growing base of customers, this is of paramount importance to us. We wish Dennehy Pro+ every success and assure them of our continued support.”