Maxus (Harris Automotive Distributors)
Maxus UK is a joint venture between SAIC (Shanghai Automotive etc) and Harris Distributors in Dublin.
SAIC Motor's manufacturers both passenger and commercial vehicles across many brands including the wholly owned Maxus range.. In 2018, SAIC Motor achieved a sales volume of 7.05 million and accounted for 24.1% of the Chinese market, making itself the first Chinese auto company with annual sales over 7 million vehicles. With consolidated revenue of $136.39 billion, SAIC Motor took the 39th place on the 2019 Fortune Global 500 list. SAIC also have joint venture agreements with one of the worlds largest vehicle battery manufacturers, CATL.
Harris Group are the Dublin based distributor for Maxus UK, Ireland & right hand drive Europe a partnership which began in 2016 with the agreement for Harris Group to become the distributor for the re-introduced LDV range of large panel vans and chassis. Harris Group achieved success with large truck sales and distribution since their inception in 1961 with the likes of Hino Truck, Higer and latterly with Isuzu and LDV.
The recent re-branding of LDV to MAXUS follows on from the success of the LDV reintroduction and in particular the sale of nearly1000 large electric panel vans, the EV80 model.