Volkswagen commercial vehicles Ireland was recognised globally as ‘Aftersales Global Importer of the Year’ at the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles awards in Hamburg, Germany.

The award, which was presented at a ceremony in Hamburg this month, is the highest aftersales honour within the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle brand that can be given to any of its importers.

Commenting on the award, Alan Bateson, Managing Director at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles said: “All of the team at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and our Van Centre Network understand that the power of partnership is about reliability, keeping customers costs down and delivering on promises every time. We always guarantee every customer that we’re here for the long-term, with a commitment to support their business and help it succeed. We deliver on this promise through our aftersales service and our strategic goal is to not only to be the best in Ireland, but also globally. With professional aftersales service and competitive offers such as 0% finance across the entire model range, it is clear to see how Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is supporting Irish businesses and is Irelands most loved commercial vehicle brand for over 60 years.”

Meanwhile, Volkswagen has extended its 0% APR finance rate for orders placed during July 2014. The offer extends to the Volkswagen Caddy, Transporter, Crafter and Amarok models. Commenting on this extended offer, Kim Kilduff, Head of Sales and Marketing for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles said: “Since announcing last month’s 0% finance offer across our full commercial range, our Dealers have been inundated with enquiries. We are delighted to be in a position to support Irish businesses by ensuring there is credit available through Volkswagen bank. Offering our support to businesses is an area we are very focused on, in fact, so far this year we have lent double the amount to Irish businesses than in 2013.”