150 Years of Volkswagen Experience

Border Motor Group have acquired the business from Lookers and will continue to trade from the existing building while waiting to complete the development of a new facility next to the site of the Gates Rubber factory.

The owner of Border Motor Group, Archie Maclean, said that as a family owned business, he was delighted that the company has been able, through the acquisition of the Volkswagen franchise, to protect the jobs of the hugely experienced and talented workforce, with over 150 years of Volkswagen experience between them they provide a great foundation on which to build the long term future of the Volkswagen business in Dumfries.

Trading as Lawries Garage (Dumfries) the local team will continue to provide customers with access to Volkswagen Das WeltAuto Approved used cars and as Volkswagen Authorised Repairers will offer the full basket of Service, MOT & Repair facilities you would expect from your local Volkswagen Dealer.

The decision by the previous owners to relocate their business to Carlisle and the possible consequences from that for both staff and customers has been averted by Border Motor Groups intervention.
Lawries Garage is a well-established, award winning part of the Group and has successfully represented Volkswagen for many years from its base in the central Scottish Borders, Archie Maclean believes that the combined knowledge and brand experience of the original Lawries business and that of the Dumfries team ensures the company possesses all of the attributes required to ensure the best possible representation of the Volkswagen franchise in Dumfries & Galloway.

The proposed investment in a new facility signals the company’s commitment to providing car drivers in the area with the best possible choice (Volkswagen, Hyundai, Skoda & Toyota) from the best possible facilities supported by the best possible customer service.

Over the next 12 months the company plans to invest over £1 million pounds into developing their Dumfries representation, protecting and creating jobs while ensuring the very best automotive solutions for their local customers.