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Harris Maxus opens UK headquarters

Harris Maxus has announced plans to establish a UK headquarters in line with its plans for growth.

The decision to establish a UK headquarters will give Harris Maxus added capacity to increase its existing operations in the region

The group secured the distribution rights for Maxus vans for the UK and right-hand drive markets in Europe back in 2015, and said the new headquarters, based in Warrington, will enable it to increase its existing operations in the UK and Ireland. The business is forecasting a growth of over 200% in 2021, driven by new products such as the eDeliver 9 electric van.

Up until now, all operations for Maxus UK had been overseen from the Harris global headquarters in Ireland, but the Birchwood Park Headquarter will house Maxus’ UK-based employees as well as acting as a parts depot, with offices and a warehouse on site, headed up by Harris’ Simon Bunn.

A training room will also be established at the base, for engineers taking part in the Maxus technical training academy, which will be led by Harris UK engineering manager, Tony Close.

Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Maxus, said: “The creation of a UK HQ is an important step for our business activities and only strengthens our commitment to the UK market.

“Maxus has become a leader in the electric vehicle sector and our success in this area will only continue as electric vehicles become more and more popular in the years ahead.

“We are currently forecasting growth of 200% in 2021 and have plans to expand our network of dealers right across the UK. The past 12 months have been difficult for the industry as a whole, but we are looking forward to what the next year has in store.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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