Setanta Vehicle Importers purchases the Renault Trucks Northern Ireland franchise

Dublin-based Setanta Vehicle Importers has purchased the Renault Trucks franchise for Northern Ireland.

The new business will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Setanta Vehicle Importers, trading as Diamond Trucks.

It will operate from its current premises in Mallusk, Belfast, with existing staff and some new, additional sales personnel. 

Setanta Vehicle Importers currently operates in Southern Ireland through a network of independent dealers, and will follow the same approach for Northern Ireland.

It is also a Renault Trucks’ approved distributor and repairer through its wholly owned Dublin dealer, Setanta Vehicle Sales.

Diamond Trucks offers new and used vans and trucks, as well as service and parts for the Renault Trucks range, with a fleet of demonstrators including 8x4s and tractor units.

It also provides service contract hire packages through BRS, and a variety of financial service options, including finance and insurance, through Renault Trucks Financial Services.

Harry Nash, dealer principal at Setanta said: “Setanta currently has around 10% market share in Southern Ireland and we have ambitions to grow our van, heavy commercial and used vehicle business in Northern Ireland. 

“We will be offering enhanced aftersales services to our NI customers and intend to invest significantly in Diamond Trucks to grow the business for the future.”

Iain Latimer, sales executive at Diamond Trucks added: “We are delighted that Setanta has expanded their investment in Renault Trucks and we are really looking forward to a fresh start, working with their team and with more of a local focus.”


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