The addition of marine products to our existing car franchise in Southampton is an important milestone for us. To be awarded such a prestigious marine franchise is testament to our expertise, reputation and innovative approach to business.
Hampshire (PRWEB UK) 5 April 2013
Hendy Group now have the country’s first dedicated car and marine boutique of its kind with the new facility which opened in West Quay Road, Southampton on March 1.
“The addition of marine products to our existing car franchise in Southampton is an important milestone for us,’’ said Hendy Group managing director Paul Hendy. “To be awarded such a prestigious marine franchise is testament to our expertise, reputation and innovative approach to business.’’
He said the addition of this important product for the group gives Hendy Group tremendous potential to introduce existing customers to the marine world and to ensure those on the water are also aware of Hendy’s motoring expertise.
“We’re delighted to have opened the first boutique of its kind to make watersports accessible to more people than ever before and by offering a relaxed way to browse cars and marine products,’’ he added.
Heading up the new Hendy operation is Honda marine expert John Donnelly whose experience working with the brand is unrivalled in the country.
With more than 20 years experience of Honda Marine, John has successfully raced powerboats, run Honda powerboat series, developed engines and been involved in all aspects of sales and support.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for me to work with a well established name and on such a great product range,’’ said John. “Honda has a loyal customer base in the south and we’ll be looking to build on that in the future.’’
The new Southampton facility will provide full sales, service and support to existing Honda clients in the region including sailing clubs, YMCA, Hamble Harbourmaster and commercial customers together with a full service for private buyers in the south.
For more information about Honda Marine products, please visit the dedicated Hendy Honda Marine website or call the team on 0844 2340262.
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Hendy Group Ltd
Chandlers Ford Industrial Estate
Telephone: 023 8027 1271
Fax: 023 8062 7539
Hendy Group Ltd is a premier family motor group with in excess of 20 premises stretching across Southern England from Devon to West Sussex.
Hendy holds Ford, Mazda, Kia and Honda franchises, plus Ford and Iveco van and truck franchises. The company handles all aspects including sales, servicing, parts, hire, accident repairs and Rapid Fit centres. Specialist operations include Liquid Petroleum Gas conversions, engine dynamometer testing, fuel injection testing and repairs, as well as engine sales to the construction and marine industries.
Hendy was founded in 1852 and whilst having grown to a company of significant geographical and economic size, the Hendy Group remains a closely-knit family concern. Currently, both the Chairman and Deputy Chairman are great-grandsons of the company founder F.A. Hendy, with the next generation of sons and daughters within the company structure ensuring the continuity of the family business.
Throughout the company's history, the Hendy family can be said to have followed good business practice - grasping opportunities as they've appeared, reviewing operations in order to remain efficient and keeping up with manufacturers' changing demands. Above all, the Hendy family has always been careful to continue to meet the needs of customers, ensuring that they enjoy the best service and attention at all times.