KIA MOTORS BULGARIA, SUBARU MOTORS, B.L.LEASING AND EUROPCAR BULGARIA BREAK GROUND ON ITS NEW SALES AND SERVICE CENTERBack
Today, 21 August 2012, partner companies KIA Motors Bulgaria, Subaru Motors, B.L.Leasing and Europcar Bulgaria held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction for its completely new sales and service center, in line with the latest standards in the automotive industry and corporate identity requirements. By tradition and success of the new building a bottle of champagne was ceremonially broken on the building company Argogroup excavator. Father Nicanor of Giginski monastery "St. Bezsrebarnitsi i chudotvortsi Cozma i Damian" held a dedication ceremony. The modern auto center will be located on ‘Tsarigradsko shose’ towards the exit of Sofia, between Dimitar Peshev Street and the bridge over the river Iskar (against Gorubliansko Hanche).
The new sale and service centre will be situated on a total area of 9,300 m2 - Kia Motors Bulgaria (879 m2), Subaru Motors (645 m2), Europcar Bulgaria (523 m2) and B.L.Leasing (201 m2). Considerable space of 6,650 m2 in the new business center is intended for servicing both automotive brands. The investment includes the construction of local roadway providing access to the corporate facility.
The state-of-the-art complex consists of 4 levels - basement and three floors. The project provided 120 parking spaces, 49 of them are located in the roof area. Basement area is designated for service activities including tinsmith and painting shop, customers waiting zone, stock of spare parts and tires. On the first floor there is a service area with reception room, cars waiting zone, car wash area with reception and communication department, as well as Annual Technical Inspection area. KIA and Subaru showrooms together with sales offices are located at the same level. On the second and third floor are situated the companies’ administrative offices, restaurant and coffee shop.The new complex will provide 125 full-time employees, with plans of appointing new staff.
KIA Motors Bulgaria, Subaru Motors, B.L.Leasing and Europcar Bulgaria are partner companies whose core business is buying and selling, financing, leasing, renting and servicing vehicles. Priority objective is to offer a complete service related to the submitting, financing and maintenance of the customer fleet for maximum facilitation of their activities.
On 7th April 2002 Kia Motors Bulgaria (KMB) started its activities in the country as the official representative of the South Korean automotive company KIA Motors Corporation. With an enthusiastic team of only 10 people KMB dedicates to build a new image of KIA on the Bulgarian market. Powered by the idea of creating a successful company that offers quality and modern cars, KMB team focused its efforts on special terms and first class service to each client - every family and every small business.
10 years later, KMB posted impressive sales of over 6,500 vehicles with KIA brand in Bulgaria and more than 9,000 active customers. Cumulatively KIA’s sales increased by 150%. KMB currently has 15 regional dealers in the cities of Plovdiv, Varna, Burgas, Ruse, Veliko Tarnovo, Blagoevgrad, Stara Zagora, Pleven, Dobrich, Gabrovo, Kazanlak, Haskovo, Shumen, Sliven. KMB representatives have their own showrooms and service facilities together with qualified staff able to serve customers outside those cities and nearby towns.