HWP holds inventory sale
As part of a drive to show it’s open for business, fire-hit HWP is offering discounts of $2,000 to $3,000 on its cars and several hundred dollars off motorcycles.
HWP senior vice-president - automotive sales Tony Martin said the company also needs to make way for new inventory scheduled to arrive soon.
He said to further encourage business, the auto dealer is also opening longer hours. Monday to Friday it will open from 8.30am to 7pm and on Saturdays 9am to 5pm.
He assured that none of the vehicles in the inventory sale were damaged in any way by this month’s fire and, in fact, had all been kept at a different site - at the company’s car lot near Bull’s Head car park.
“Because of the fire many people might think we aren’t running at full capacity, but it is quite the opposite,” Mr. Martin said.
“We want customers to understand we are open and our staff are all available to them.”
Mr Martin said people can check out the vehicles in the inventory sale at HWP’s showroom on the north side St John’s Road, opposite the building that burned down.
Based on availability, the makes of cars that will have special pricing include Suzuki, Honda, Daihatsu, VW, Hyundai, Nissan, Skoda, Mazda, and Mitsubishi.
Discounts of $400 to $850 will be offered on HWP motorcycle makes including, Honda Scoopy, Air Blade, Piaggio, and other models.
HWP’s mechanical services department is also offering a 10 percent discount on parts and labour through August.
The fire on August 8 started in the body and paint store and ripped through the rest of the building on the south side of St John’s Road in Pembroke.
The building’s walls and roof collapsed in the fire and the remaining frontage was demolished due to safety concerns. A dozen customer cars were destroyed, plus up to 10 showroom vehicles.
The majority of staff are based in the company’s building on the north side of St John’s Road, with other staff using temporary offices at a BTC building on St John’s Road.
The paint and body shop remians closed, however, HWP has struck a preferred provider partnership with Rayclan Ltd for those services.