One of Iveco’s key Victorian dealerships, Melbourne Truck Centre, has adopted a new name and relocated to a new site.

 The long standing Iveco dealer is now known as Prestige Iveco and has new digs in Dandenong South, not far from Iveco’s HQ and  former manufacturing plant on the  Princes Highway.

Prestige Iveco is a part of the giant, listed automotive dealership group, Eagers Automotive  and the Iveco outlet will share  the location with the operation’s Hino franchise.

Iveco says in its press release, that the the shared facility will provide Iveco owners and prospective customers with

access to a high-end facility that offers superior levels of sales, parts and broader support services.

Kevin Purcell, will be managing the dealership and is an experienced dealer principal according to Iveco, and it says it promises operators a larger parts and service infrastructure, the latest customer facilities and a wider stockholding of new Iveco models.

“The new dealership footprint is significantly larger than the previous location, which will allow us to better cater to the needs of Iveco owners in many ways,” Kevin Purcell said.

“Our on-site parts warehouse has been optimised, allowing us to hold approximately $1.3M of Iveco parts in stock, meaning there’s greater convenience and reduced downtime for owners.

“Additionally, the dealership’s workshop facilities have been expanded with the recent repurposing and fit-out of an additional building on the site.”

Iveco said  that the other benefits of the new location include a larger showroom, a modern customer lounge boasting the latest amenities, and a yard that is fourfold larger than at the previous location, allowing the Prestige Iveco team to display a broader range of Iveco trucks and vans.

Purcell said that all Iveco MTC staff had transferred to the new dealership.

“Prestige Iveco will continue to provide customers with access to a team of OEM-trained service technicians and parts interpreters, as well as a knowledgeable sales staff with a passion for specifying the right vehicle for the application,” Purcell said.

“The dealership’s prominent and easy-to-access positioning along the Southeast transport corridor, also provides customers with added convenience – the overall customer experience at Prestige Iveco will be extremely high.”

Iveco’s head of network development, Ella Letiagina, said she was excited to see dealerships such as Prestige Iveco investing in their operations.

“It’s always pleasing to see dealerships investing in the  Iveco brand, and Prestige Iveco has certainly raised the standard, operating from this new premises,” Letigiana said.

“The facility will provide Iveco customers with enhanced levels of support across all dealerships functions, and assist our broader focus on making Iveco ownership as rewarding, productive and enjoyable as possible.”