Gowan Auto, a subsidiary of Gowan Group, has officially opened its new Distribution Centre at Citywest. The €30m investment was officially opened by Minister for Public Expenditure, National Development Plan Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, and Peugeot Chief Executive Officer and member of the Top Executive Team at Stellantis N.V., Linda Jackson.
The new Distribution Centre encompasses a new warehouse, office space, training academy and marketing showroom. 130 people are employed by Gowan Auto at the Citywest site.
Gowan Auto is the exclusive importer and distributor of Alfa Romeo, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Honda, Jeep, Opel and Peugeot in the Republic of Ireland. Gowan Auto operates with 150 dealerships nationwide. Holding almost 10% of new passenger car registrations and almost 25% of new light commercial vehicle registrations in Ireland in 2022, Gowan Auto and its nine brands have set their sights on considerable, sustainable growth in the coming years.
The increased capacity of Gowan Auto’s new warehouse allows for expanded stock holding levels which will result in enhanced delivery times for customers. Gowan Auto has also introduced shared services across its nine motor brands which means its dealer network can avail of centralised IT support, enhanced customer care, parts and finance teams.
Reflecting the company’s position in supporting the transition to electric vehicles (EVs), the facility has 26 EV charging bays, the most in any one location in Ireland. Gowan Auto is currently on track to meet 2030 emissions targets with all its brands intending to be fully electrified in that timeframe.