THE Australian agent for Peugeot is hoping to expand its business.
Sime Darby Motor Group Australia is looking for another brand to handle, but managing director Rob Dommerson says none is available.
‘‘We’re looking at more acquisitions here, but nothing is yet available,’’ Dommerson says.
The group brings Peugeot and SsangYong vehicles to Australia, is the Chrysler Jeep agent for New Zealand, and also operates Core Fleet, a company that hires SUVs to mining companies in Queensland, Western Australia and the Hunter Valley.
‘‘Core Fleet represents a barometer of the economy and most divisions are above 90 per cent utilisation and we don’t have enough vehicles to supply them,’’ Dommerson says.
‘‘This year things are looking up with a new breed of vehicles from manufacturers, which is astounding considering they have come through tough times in Europe.’’