AL TAYER MOTORS OPENS ITS LARGEST FACILITY IN SHARJAH
Al Tayer Motors, one of the UAE’s premier automobile dealerships, has officially inaugurated its largest facility in Sharjah. The new state-of-art complex incorporates showrooms, service centres, spare parts centres and after-sales facilities for Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar and Land Rover.
Present at the opening of the AED 200 million facility were Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover, Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors and Robin Colgan, Managing Director Jaguar Land Rover Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, besides other top officials from the Jaguar Land Rover regional offices.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors said; “The opening of this facility, which is one of the largest in Sharjah, strengthens our commitment to the emirate, and to residents who are able to conveniently access the leading global automotive brands that we represent through this facility. It has been built to accommodate our projected requirements over the medium to long term.”
Located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, near the Tasjeel Auto Village close to Sharjah airport, the facility enables Jaguar customers to service their cars in the emirate for the first time.
With more than 42,000 square metres of built up space over two levels, the facility also incorporates over 850 parking spaces on a plot measuring more than 34,000 square metres.
Al Tayer Motors’ sales in Sharjah are estimated to experience double digit growth, in percentage terms, over the next year with the addition of this facility.
The facility has 86 service bays and 18 body shop bays to facilitate servicing for Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar and Land Rover brands.
Customers can drive into the interactive reception for their service appointments, which has ten stations to enable faster turnaround for customers.
A number of environmentally friendly technologies have been used for the water systems, car wash, air conditioning and lighting systems to minimise the facility’s carbon footprint.
The ventilation system inside the workshop and interactive reception areas is controlled by monitoring CO levels inside the maintenance and reception bays, to maintain indoor air quality and to conserve chiller energy.
The chilled water pumps are provided with variable frequency drives, which operate based on cooling demands from the facility to conserve pumping energy. State-of-the-art insulation materials are used for this facility, which reduces the energy consumed by the Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system.
Condensate water harvested from the air conditioning system is being utilized in water closets for flushing purposes, in the car wash, and for irrigation of the plants around the facility, thereby reducing the need for the use of potable water. More than 80 per cent of the water used for washing cars will be recycled.
LED lighting is installed in many areas across the facility enabling reduction in power consumption and the workshop area utilizes Skylights, which make use of natural daylight thereby reducing the usage of electrical power.
Motion sensor technology utilized throughout the facility to reduce energy consumption switches off lighting during quiet or unused periods and switches it on when motion or reduced light levels are detected in the area.
The new facility is now fully functional and customers residing in the vicinity can now schedule their service appointments with ease and convenience by calling 800 MOTORS (668677).
About Al Tayer Motors:
Al Tayer Motors was established in 1982 and represents major European and American automobile manufacturers Ford, Lincoln, Ferrari, Maserati, Land Rover, Jaguar, Spyker and DAF Trucks across the UAE.
With a growing network of sales, service and parts centres across Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, the dedicated team of more than 1,900 professionals is committed to taking customer satisfaction to higher levels.
In Abu Dhabi, Ford, Lincoln, Ferrari, Maserati, Land Rover, Jaguar, Spyker and DAF Trucks are represented by Al Tayer Motors through Premier Motors.
For further information: Sony Elias, Account Manager, Press Office, Al Tayer Group, Dubai, UAE. Tel: +971 4 2011159, Fax: +971 4 2011024, Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Land Rover and Matar Humaid Al Tayer, Board Member, Al Tayer Motors opened Al Tayer Motors’ new facilities for the two UK-based brands in Sharjah, which include showrooms, service and after-sales centres.
Caption: (From left to right) Ashok Khanna, Chief Executive Officer, Al Tayer Motors, Talal Merheb, General Manager – Jaguar Land Rover, Al Tayer Motors; Matar Humaid Al Tayer, Board Member, Al Tayer Motors; Robin Colgan, Managing Director Jaguar Land Rover Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan; Dr. Ralf Speth, Chief Executive Officer, Jaguar Land Rover; Saeed Al Tayer, Managing Director, Al Tayer Motors and Dr. Tariq Humaid Al Tayer, Director, Al Tayer Motors