New and Used Mitsubishi Dealer in Halifax
HEPWORTH MOTOR GROUP CUSTOMER ANNOUNCEMENT
I write to inform you that we have reluctantly taken the decision to close our Mitsubishi dealership in Halifax.
Unfortunately, our Halifax site had been loss-making for a significant period primarily due to trying to grow our new Mitsubishi franchise during the period of economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, and then further exacerbated by the closures caused by COVID19.
Whilst we were able to reopen our Dealership in Huddersfield on 1st May 2020 for aftersales and 1st June 2020 for sales, we took the decision not to re-open Halifax. Our Huddersfield Honda site can provide aftersales cover for both Honda and Mitsubishi minimising inconvenience to our customers as much as possible.
It is a sad day for the business which has operated in Halifax since 1995. I know many of you will be shocked and have counted our staff as friends, having known them for so long.
As you would expect this is a difficult time for them and for the business. The decision had to be made to protect the overall business from the economic challenges the company faces. I am pleased that two staff have already been transferred to Huddersfield and I’m hopeful that we can retain others if the economic situation improves longer term.
The building is up for sale and has received some interest which is good news for the local Calderdale economy as it tries to recover from the economic effects of COVID19 itself.
Sadly, like many small dealer groups, we have been forced to consolidate our businesses and I hope you understand this move allows us to consolidate costs, reduce overheads and make the business viable. The size of the dealer network in the UK is expected to reduce by up to 1/3rd which is exactly the situation Hepworth Motor Group finds itself in.
However, we are different in that we will be able to continue to offer Mitsubishi parts and aftersales from our Huddersfield dealership as well as Honda sales and aftersales.
Our website www.hepworthmtorgroup.com continues to be available and will be updated in September with some exciting new features, which will be explained at a later date when our new site is operational.
We appreciate drivetime may increase slightly for some of our customers but we are not leaving you without aftersales or parts cover for your Mitsubishi. Courtesy car & collection/delivery options are available for both Honda & Mitsubishi customers as usual, subject to availability & we look forward to seeing you in the near future. We will continue to send out service and MOT reminders and will continue to sell used Mitsubishi at our Huddersfield dealership. Our Aftersales Department can be contacted on 01484-514541.
I was delighted that our Horsforth SsangYong dealership was able to reopen on 26th May and has been exceptionally busy. I encourage you to consider a new Korean built SsangYong as many of the products offer a real alternative to Mitsubishi in terms of small (Tivoli), medium (Korando) and large (Rexton) SUV’s and Pick-up (Musso), all with a 7 year warranty!
Finally, we’d like to wish continued good health to all our customers, their friends and families.
Steve Brighton - Hepworth Motor Group
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