Hendy Group's expansion on Manor Royal
Hendy Group has announced plans for a brand new Transit centre and the opening of a new MG dealership in Manor Royal.
Hendy Group has had representation in Manor Royal since acquiring a business in 2016 and added another site in 2018 as part of their growth plan.
Gatwick Transit Centre is set to open in July on the site of the group's current Ford car and commercial dealership at Manor Royal.
Chief executive Paul Hendy said the move would enable Hendy to meet demand for commercial vehicles and crucially, the London market.
Hendy's current commercial operations in Crawley, Horsham and Redhill will be consolidated in the new Gatwick Transit Centre which will be a state of the art dealership offering the quality and service Hendy offers throughout its operations.
As part of the moves the existing Ford car dealership will move to Hendy's nearby facility in Manor Royal where it will operate alongside MG, a new franchise for Hendy in the area.
"The emergence of MG's strong electric portfolio will add significant value to the area as the demand for electric vehicles grows, as well as growing our representation with this exciting, emerging brand," added Paul.
"These changes have been in the planning for some time," said Paul. "We are now pleased to be in a position to implement these changes which present a strong opportunity for Hendy to grow our car and commercial sales and aftersales in this area and we look forward to the opportunities these changes represent."
Commercial Director, Mark Busby added "The transformation to a dedicated Ford Transit Centre will provide owners and operators of commercial vehicles in the area specialist support, we see the commercial market as a growth area over the coming years and the location in relation to Gatwick and the M25 supported our thinking.
The addition of MG and it strong suite of EV cars provides a great solution to customers migrating from traditional combustion engine cars."
Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of the Manor Royal BID said "Since the Hendy Group invested in Manor Royal four years ago, they have gone on to grow their footprint here. In such challenging times, it is good to see a leading name bringing new brands like MG to the area and announcing exciting plans for their Gatwick Transit Centre. We are sure they will continue to prove to be a popular and successful addition to Manor Royal and the Hendy portfolio."