Our first birthday!
eStar celebrates first birthday, and first anniversary as Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Vans franchise partner.
eStar, the latest Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van franchise in the North West and North Wales, is today celebrating its first birthday. eStar took over five sites across Warrington, Liverpool, Manchester, Stoke, and Deeside, from a former retailer a year ago to save 350 jobs.
With an estimated 20% of new businesses said to fail within their first year, eStar’s exceptional growth during this time demonstrates how hard the team has worked to win the hearts and minds of the local commercial vehicle community, and each other.
In fact, since its establishment one year ago, eStar has been committed to two-way communication with colleagues and customers alike, using this information to inform the wider business decisions. This has included the significant investment in two brand new facilities in Knowsley, and the redevelopment of Trafford Park, as well as the creation of an entirely new Board of Directors, a number of specially created job roles, and an innovative new digital HR system.
Sid Sadique, Owner and Chairman of eStar, said: “We’ve had an exciting first year, especially supporting the commercial vehicle community through the pandemic. By working together as a team, we have ensured that customers were kept moving during such a vital time. We’re now ahead of our plan, with strong growth and fantastic investment plans designed to keep eStar at the forefront of electric commercial vehicle excellence.
Steve Bridge, Managing Director of eStar, said: “A huge thanks to all the team for their hard work, dedication, and commitment, and to our customers for putting their faith and trust in eStar. We continue to evolve our processes to ensure we can deliver the best possible service, so are especially thankful for everyone’s patience and support through this period of huge growth. Here’s to the next year ahead, and many more to come.”
eStar Truck & Van, established in 2020, is owned by industry leaders, Sid Sadique, and Ali Sharifi, and employs more than 300 people across Warrington, Deeside, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent, and Trafford Park.
As a Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer, eStar can provide customers with everything from a small Citan van to a 44-tonne tractor unit, and are well placed to serve the business and lifestyle community, from adventuring families requiring eight-seater transport, to sole traders with a single vehicle, to major logistics fleet operators.
With extensive experience across electric and alternative fuels, the team at eStar is committed to supporting customers every step of the way along their journey to delivering greener products, services, and people.
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