Ebbett Group take over Isuzu in Hamilton
The Ebbett Group sent out the press release below on the 18th of September 2020 to update their customers and community on Isuzu joining their Ebbett Hamilton branch. The release reads:
A deal has been agreed between the Ebbett Group and Winger Hamilton that will see Ebbett take on the Isuzu brand in Hamilton from 2nd November 2020.
Ebbett, one of New Zealand’s largest dealership groups, are delighted to have secured the deal with Winger Hamilton as they continue preparations for the launch of their new premises in Te Rapa.
The groups Managing Director, Ben van den Engel, said
“Bringing Isuzu to the Ebbett Group in Hamilton is a very exciting prospect for us. It’s a strong brand, particularly well represented by the D-Max Ute and it’s going to be a very valuable addition to our new dealership. Our customers know that new Colorado sales finish this year when General Motors pull out of New Zealand, by bringing in Isuzu we can now offer them the perfect alternative.”
He went on to say “Ebbett and Winger Hamilton have a good relationship that spans over 30 years and this deal ultimately suits Isuzu, Winger Hamilton and ourselves so I think we are all happy to get it done and we look forward to the handover on 2nd November.”
Paul Burborough, Dealer Principal of Isuzu at Winger Group, expanded
“Isuzu is a really good brand but we feel we have a lot of other opportunities to pursue at the moment so it’s the right time to let it go and allow us to focus elsewhere in the business. We wish both Isuzu and Ebbett all the best for the future along with our loyal Isuzu customers that have supported us over the last 8 years.”
The new Ebbett dealership in Te Rapa will feature GMSV (General Motors Speciality Vehicles) Seat, Cupra and a large used vehicle operation in addition to the Isuzu brand and the continuing parts and service operations for Holden. The new site will also benefit from a full Paint & Panel shop along with a large Tyre shop independently owned and operated. The full Automotive development is due to open in early 2021.