Renault truck dealer for Northern Ireland, Diamond Trucks, is set to expand its operation to the mainland, establishing a new Approved Renault Trucks dealer at Howley Trade Park, Warrington.

The dealership is planning to open on the 4.5 acre site in August this year. Construction works now underway on the site will see the existing 45,000 sq ft building remodelled and refurbished, creating a high quality office and workshop areas for staff and dedicated areas for new, used and aftersales customers and waiting drivers.

Announcing its plans this week, Diamond Trucks said its expansion into England follows seven years of continued growth in Northern Ireland, where the dealership has seen Renault Trucks’ market share increase from 2% to 10%.

It added that as freight traffic from Northern Ireland grows, the new Warrington dealership, which is close to Junction 9 of the M62, is ideally placed to support operators coming into Liverpool, Holyhead and Heysham.

Harry Nash (pictured), Diamond Trucks director, said: “Since 2015, Diamond Trucks Northern Ireland has gone from strength to strength, building a reputation for outstanding service support.

“The acquisition of our new site in Warrington is a good strategic fit for us, extending our influence to support Renault Trucks operators on both sides of the water, and opening up opportunities for new business in the area.

“We continue to see great value in the Renault Trucks brand and its product range that is growing in both market share and confidence, and look forward to welcoming customers to Diamond Trucks UK in the coming months.”

Derek Leech, Renault Trucks service market and retail development director, added: “The new Diamond Trucks UK site further strengthens the Renault Trucks dealer network in the UK, and will enable us to better support customers and grow our presence in the key North West region.

“Winner of Renault Trucks’ Dealer of the Year in 2020, the team at Diamond Trucks has a proven track record in delivering for customers and the Renault Trucks brand. We know that Harry and the leadership team at Diamond Trucks bring the experience, expertise and vision to drive even more success here in Warrington.”