• Pictured above at the new Maxus Liverpool HQ are, l to r: Mark Barrett, general manager, Harris Maxus; Liverpool Lord Mayor, councillor Roy Gladden; and CEO of The Harris Group, Denise Harris.

HARRIS Maxus, the importer of the SAIC-owned Maxus brand to the UK, is looking to boost its UK sales 200% in 2023.

The company has just moved into new premises in Liverpool to gear up for the growth.

The building was officially opened by Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, councillor Roy Gladden, along with Mark Barrett, general manager of Harris Maxus and Denise Harris, CEO of The Harris Group.

Harris Maxus says it’s seen sales of 6000 diesel and EV commercial vehicles over the last year, and is predicting a massive increase to 18,000 units in 2023.

Mark Barrett, general Manager of Harris Maxus said:

“We are fully focused on the future, not just in terms of expansion in the UK, but also in terms of the vehicles we put on UK roads.

“This year, we launched the world’s first all-electric, MPV – the MIFA 9. We also launched the UK’s first fully electric pickup truck, the T90EV.

“Over the next two years, we have plans to introduce four new zero-emission platform vehicles to the market. Our move to Liverpool is central to our future plans and we are committed to growing our presence in the UK, creating more employment, developing our dealership network and making a valuable economic contribution both locally and nationally.”

The new 52,000 sq ft premises will house 30 staff including technical, distribution and sales teams in addition to a parts depot and warehouse. A training centre for engineers will also be on site.

Businesses are very much the bedrock of our city; not only do they contribute to the local economy by bringing growth and employment to the area, but they also bring innovation and fresh thinking.

The Harris Group exemplifies all of these things, creating skilled jobs and driving the transition to greener motoring through its range of zero emission vehicles. It is with great pleasure that I welcome the team from Harris Maxus to Liverpool and wish them every success as the business continues to grow.

The previous Harris Maxus headquarters was based in Warrington. The new Harris HQ is quadruple the size of the previous Warrington premises which was only opened in 2021.

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