AutoWallis Car Sales Climb 67% in H1
Listed car seller AutoWallis's vehicle sales rose 67% to 25,634 in the first half from the same period a year earlier, state news wire MTI writes, citing a preliminary report released on Monday.
Turnover of the wholesale division climbed 92% to 20,500 cars. In the retail segment, AutoWallis's new car sales increased 10% to 4,178, while used car sales edged up 2% to 956.
Growth was supported by AutoWallis's acquisition, together with Portuguese peer Salvador Caetano, of Renault Hungaria last year, adding 5,998 units to vehicle sales. However, even without the acquisition, sales of the wholesale division still rose 36%, supported by a 64% increase in sales of SsangYong vehicles.
AutoWallis CEO Gábor Ormosy said the company would "continue to focus on its expansion abroad, in a region where growth prospects on the car market are favorable". He added that the wholesale division would continue to drive sales growth, while services supported the growth of the retail business.
AutoWallis mechanics booked 91,094 hours in H1, 17% more than in the base period.
AutoWallis's car rental business generated 10,109 contracts, up 8%.
The number of vehicles in its fleet management business jumped 317% to 3,281.
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