Platts Garage Group has added the Renault and Dacia brands to its business. It’s the auto retailer’s first Renault and Dacia franchise, and the development is part of the company’s expansion into Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

The retailer’s Astonfields Road site in Staffordshire’s county town has been the subject of comprehensive redevelopment, with the work on the almost two acre site including the extension of the workshop and major internal changes to the main building. The result is a six-car showroom adhering to the OEM’s ‘Renault Store’ CI. The facility also includes a five-bay workshop, a used car area capable of displaying 120 vehicles and EV charging points.

Commenting on the new business development, Alex Platt, Director of Platts Garage Group, said: “Working with Groupe Renault UK has been an excellent experience. Establishing the franchise has been straightforward and we’ve enjoyed a very personal and attentive service from the manufacturer throughout the process, something which is especially important with the new processes that have to be employed when starting any new franchise.”