Importer of Peugeot passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and Genuine Peugeot Parts, Gowan Distributors is represented by a 32-strong Peugeot Dealer network in Ireland. Home to a multi-award winning line-up, Gowan Distributors markets the Peugeot 3008 SUV, Irish Car of the Year 2018 and the Peugeot 5008 SUV, the best-selling SUV in its class in 2018. A Top Ten sales performer, the Peugeot brand has seen the highest volume sales increase in the market in 2018. The year 2019 will see the launch of a radical new 508 fastback and SW range, the rugged Rifter MPV and the new Partner van, already crowned International Van of the Year 2019. There are currently over thirty employees based in the offices on the Naas Road, Dublin 12, across Sales, Marketing, Aftersales, IT and Finance. The Parts warehouse makes twice daily deliveries to Dealers nationwide.
Opel is one of the largest European car manufacturers. In 1862, Adam Opel founded a business making sewing machines. By 1899, the company had changed direction and started making bicycles and automobiles.
2019 marked Opel’s 120-year anniversary of automobile manufacturing.
Opel Automobile Ireland Limited is currently made up of 30 employees and has a 28 strong dealer network. Opel is currently implementing its electrification strategy to secure sustainable success and ensure that the future mobility demands of customers are met. By 2024, all European passenger car models will offer an electric variant. This strategy is part of the company plan PACE! with which Opel aims to become sustainably profitable, global and electric.
Motor retailing plays an important role in our continuing success story. In Dublin, our flagship premises on the Navan Road houses new showrooms for Peugeot, Honda, Opel and KIA cars. The centre offers new car and light commercial vehicles sales and aftersales service all under one roof. Gowan Leasing serves as a natural extension to the retail services.