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Insolvency administrator Mr Ingo Thurm from PLUTA Rechtsanwalts GmbH has sold the business of Wiegand Automobile GmbH from Bad Salzdetfurth. Feddersen Automobile Service GmbH will take over the business operations of the used car dealer with effect from 1 August 2016. This means that the jobs of 27 employees, including four trainees, have been saved.
Wiegand Automobile GmbH, which was founded in 2005, had to file for insolvency in April 2016 on account of liquidity problems. Subsequently, the Local Court of Hildesheim ordered provisional administration and appointed the attorney Mr Ingo Thurm as the provisional insolvency administrator. On 1 July 2016, the insolvency proceedings were opened and the attorney Ingo Thurm was appointed as the insolvency administrator.
It was possible to maintain the full scope of business activities even after the car dealer had filed for insolvency. Existing orders were completed and new orders were acquired. In parallel to this, Mr Thurm was looking for an investor. Since the proceedings were opened, the PLUTA restructuring expert has managed the business. As of August, the newly founded Feddersen Automobile Service GmbH will take over the vehicle sales business and the repair service. Feddersen also acquired the business premises, which were not included in the assets of the insolvent company. Feddersen Automobile Group has already been operating a distribution business for Volkswagen cars and commercial vehicles and a service business for Audi and Skoda in Gronau since 1988 and in Alfeld since 2002 and has a workforce of 63 employees. The Bad Salzdetfurth branch will also remain a Volkswagen dealer in future.
Wiegand Automobile specialised in Volkswagen vehicles and was a service partner for cars and commercial vehicles of this make. Special mention should be made of Volkswagen’s constructive behaviour during the winding up of the contractual relationship.
Ingo Thurm explains: “The intensive negotiations in the past few weeks have paid off. By finding an investor, we have now achieved the best solution for the car dealer.”