As part of a multi-million pound investment in brand new premises, Drayton Group Chairman Ken Forbes and Mercedes-Benz UK President and CEO Marcus Breitschwerdt today broke ground on the company’s new Shrewsbury site at the junction of Battlefield Way and Vanguard Way.
Drayton Group has been a franchised dealer partner with Mercedes-Benz UK for over 40 years, with seven dealerships in the region. The new Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury flagship will replace the current Battlefield Road site, which has been home to the company for 20 years.
Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Ken Forbes said: “Today is a significant moment for Drayton Group, and for our ambitious growth plans. We’ve been proud to be part of the community in Shrewsbury for 20 years, and our fantastic new facility will ensure we’re here to serve our customers for many more years to come.
“The new Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury will welcome its first customer when it opens in June 2014, and today I’m delighted to break ground as construction begins on this exciting project.”
Marcus Breitschwerdt added: “Today is a landmark for Mercedes-Benz in the heart of the UK. The investment in these state of the art premises shows that Ken Forbes and his team at Drayton Group are committing to a long future serving our existing and new customers. The only way a business can expand is to invest – invest in new premises, invest in its products and services, and invest in a great team.
“For Ken Forbes and his great team, Mercedes-Benz of Shrewsbury represents a hat-trick for Drayton Group, and it’s a real pleasure today to be present at the start of the ground works for this flagship facility.”