Hi-Q to Receive ‘Significant Investment’
Goodyear Dunlop is planning a “significant investment programme” for its Hi-Q chain, managing director Dick Johnson has revealed. “The Hi-Q network is an asset and the majority of stores will remain under Goodyear Dunlop ownership. We are going to invest in people, training, marketing and systems and develop a new franchise programme that will complement our company owned stores to create a strong nationwide network,” he explained.
The comments, made as part of a speech at the recent NTDA Tyre Wholesalers Group lunch, fly in the face of speculation about the chain’s future.
“In truck, we have had great success across Europe with our TruckForce network. We are planning to replicate this in the UK by creating a dedicated UK network, which we will carefully separate from Hi-Q so we can truly focus on being the best service provider in both the car and truck fleet markets, rather than having branches that are ‘jacks of all trades,’” he continued.