Commercial property

Korean car importer moves HQ to Swindon

Written by Peter Davison on .

The SsangYong Musso

 

The importer of SUVs from Korea's oldest motor manufacturer is moving its base from Luton to Swindon's Europa Business Park.

SsangYong Motors UK says the new head office will provide it with a modern and flexible working environment with sufficient parking for employees and visitors and the capacity to operate its national next day parts supply service to its franchised dealers.

The motor company has signed an agreement to lease with Howard Tenens, the owners of Europa Industrial Park in Stratton St Margaret with immediate effect.

Kevin Griffin, managing director at SsangYong Motors UK, said: “The move to Swindon allows room for growth of the business and ample room for meetings and collaboration, as Ssangyong moves into the next phase of development, including its investment in electric vehicles.

"We can also operate our national parts delivery service to our franchised dealers from the same site and be closer to our import centre at the Royal Portbury Docks in Bristol, which was a big consideration for us.”

SsangYong cars are manufactured in South Korea by SsangYong Motor. Established in 1954, SsangYong is Korea's oldest vehicle manufacturer and only 4x4 and SUV specialist producer.

There are currently some 65 SsangYong dealers covering England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales although Swindon and Wiltshire motorists must currently travel to Reading, Frome or Cheltenham to pick up their pickup.

Pictured: The SsangYong Musso