The Board of Arch Motors in Galway city issued a statement today informing customers that it was closing their car dealership in the city.
The statement read: “After serving Galway motorists for 50 years, Arch Motors has decided, with deep regret, to exit the Motor Trade business at Westside, Galway with immediate effect.
We sincerely thank our many valued customers for their continued business and support which helped sustain us for all of the 50 years. We would particularly like to take this opportunity to thank our staff, both past and present, for their loyal support over the years.
This hugely difficult decision was arrived at after experiencing many years of difficult trading conditions, compounded by the wider challenging business issues which prevail in the motor trade.
Our decision to close was also motivated by the desire of the directors to cease business in circumstances where we are in a position to pay all staff redundancies and our creditors in full.
Today is a very sad occasion for us and the Board of Arch Motors extends their good wishes for the future to everyone impacted by this decision”.
The board also invite any customers that have any queries may contact the business at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peugeot Ireland told AutoTrade.ie that it will be contacting existing Peugeot owners advising them that other dealers in the region can look after their sales, parts, service and warranty requirements.
Currently, the nearest Peugeot dealerships to Galway City and County are J J Burke Car Sales Ltd, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, (Tel: 094- 954 1359); O’S & H Motors Ltd., Ennis, Co. Clare (Tel: 065- 682 0312); Hugo Loonam Motors Limited, Cloghan, Co. Offaly (Tel: 0906- 457104); and Lough Owel Motors, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath (Tel: 044- 934 8243).
Our best wishes for the future go to the Craven family and Peter Wyer, and all their twelve staff members at Arch Motors
The Topaz filling station and shop is unaffected by the closure of the car dealership and will continue to trade as normal.