JS Showcases Drive Time Data at Automechanika 2018

Preparations are underway to visit Automechanika in a few days time. The 3 day event is being held from 5th - 7th June.

As well as visiting the SMMT stand and meeting clients, we'll be showcasing our recently added drive time data. 

The existing Autosites application allows users to visually interpret the hundreds of live data changes that occur every month across the dealership networks.  Until recently, the application had been able to show the proximity of sites by radius. 

Adding the functionality of drive times to Autosites uncovers a whole new dimension to the current mapping, and helps users to improve the context of what they are visualising.

 Image showing sample drive distances (10 Minutes) Mini vs Abarth Copyright JS Management

Image showing sample drive distances (10 Minutes) Mini vs Abarth Copyright JS Management

 

We've not stopped there either.  We are just finalising the incorporation of registration make/model data.

This will give clients access to queries and additional detail, such as make, body type, engine size, vehicle age, colour etc.

 Map View depicting volume of sales by vehicle type (Beta)

Map View depicting volume of sales by vehicle type (Beta)

 Zoom of Map View shows volume of sales by vehicle type (Beta)

Zoom of Map View shows volume of sales by vehicle type (Beta)

The efficient targeting of service and repair facilities, where to locate new and used car dealerships, or even identify redundant sites is now possible within one web-based application.

If anyone attending the show is interested in seeing how the system works and the level of queries available, we'd be more than happy to sit down over a cup of coffee and demonstrate how easy it is to get at the data.

We hope you enjoy the show.

 

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DATABASE UPDATE MARCH - MAY 2018

UK Dealership Data - Map Changes March 2018:

Overall:
30 New Database Records Created
346 Database Records Updated
56 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

13 Dealership acquisitions
3 Dealerships relocated
25 Dealerships with new franchises
33 Franchise agreements relinquished
3 Dealership completed refurbishment
8 Franchises changed status


UK Dealership Data - Map Changes April 2018:

Overall:
23 New Database Records Created
350 Database Records Updated
115 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

3 Dealership acquisitions
5 Dealerships relocated
18 Dealerships with new franchises
43 Franchise agreements relinquished (2 sales)
2 Dealerships completed refurbishment
5 Franchises changed status


UK Dealership Data - Map Changes May 2018:

Overall:
21 New Database Records Created
494 Database Records Updated
34 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

7 Dealership acquisitions
3 Dealerships relocated
14 Dealerships with new franchises
14 Franchise agreements relinquished (5 sales, 1 aftersales)
4 New dealerships
1 Dealership completed refurbishment (showroom)



Map representation of overall changes in Motor Dealer Location Data March - May 2018

 Image displaying changes in dealership locations March - May 2018

 

 

 

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DATABASE UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017 - FEBRUARY 2018

UK Dealership Data - Map Changes September 2017:

Overall:
24 New Database Records Created
511 Database Records Updated
25 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

3 Dealership acquisitions
2 Dealerships relocated
5 Dealerships with new franchises
4 Franchise agreements relinquished
1 Dealership completed refurbishment
3 Franchises changed status


UK Dealership Data - Map Changes October 2017:

Overall:
36 New Database Records Created
673 Database Records Updated
68 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

7  Dealership acquisitions
5  Dealerships relocated
25 Dealerships with new franchises (5 Aftersales, 3 Sales)
19 Franchise agreements relinquished (3 sales)
2 Dealerships completed refurbishment
5 Franchises changed status


UK Dealership Data - Map Changes November 2017:

Overall:

23   New Database Records Created
1364 Database Records Updated
87   Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

15 Dealership acquisitions
4 Dealerships relocated
13 Dealerships with new franchises (1 new dealership)
48 Franchise agreements relinquished (39 sales agreements)
5 Dealerships with new sales agreements
7 Franchises changed status
1 Dealership completed refurbishment


UK Dealership Data - Map Changes December 2017:

Overall:

30  New Database Records Created
392 Database Records Updated
47  Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

8 Dealership acquisitions
4 Dealerships relocated
20 Dealerships with new franchises
23 Franchise agreements relinquished (2 sales agreements)
1 Dealership with a new sales agreement
3 Franchises changed status


UK Dealership Data - Map Changes January 2018:

Overall:

23 New Database Records Created
766 Database Records Updated
43 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

2 Dealership acquisitions
3 Dealerships relocated (1 new dealership)
15 Dealerships with new franchises
24 Franchise agreements relinquished (5 sales only agreements)
3 Franchises changed status


UK Dealership Data - Map Changes February 2018:

Overall:

40 New Database Records Created
140 Database Records Updated
54 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

8 Dealership acquisitions
7 Dealerships relocated (5 new dealerships)
34 Dealerships with new franchises (1 aftersales, 2 new dealerships, 4 refurbished)
19 Franchise agreements relinquished
6 Franchises changed status


Map representation of overall changes in Motor Dealer Location Data Sept 2017 - February 2018

 Dealership Updates September 2017 - February 2018

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DATABASE UPDATE AUGUST 2017

UK Dealership Data - Map Changes August 2017:

Overall (geographically represented):
 19 New Database Records Created
 495 Database Records Updated
 23 Database Records Deleted

 

 UK Dealership Data Map Changes August 2017

Key Movements:

6 Dealership acquisitions
5 Dealerships relocated
11 Dealerships with new franchises
9 Franchise agreements relinquished
5 Franchises changed status
5 Dealerships completed refurbishment

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DATABASE UPDATE JULY 2017

Dealership database updates throughout July 2017:

Overall (geographically represented):
22 New Database Records Created
854 Database Records Updated
18 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

33 Dealership acquisitions
5 Dealerships relocated
18 Dealerships with new franchises
1  Franchise agreements relinquished
 

 UK Dealership database changes shown geographically.

Overall (Franchised) Dealership database changes shown geographically.

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DATABASE UPDATE JUNE 2017

Dealership database updates throughout June 2017

Overall (geographically represented):
43 New Database Records Created
61 Database Records Updated
47 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

Dealership acquisitions - 6
Franchise agreements relinquished - 3
Dealerships with new franchises - 14
Dealerships refurbished - 4
Dealerships relocated - 3
Franchise status change - 12

 Map of Dealership Data Changes June 2017

Overall (Franchised) Dealership database changes shown geographically.


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DATABASE UPDATE MAY 2017

Dealership database updates throughout May 2017

Overall (geographically represented):
103 New Database Records Created
338 Database Records Updated
100 Database Records Deleted

2851 Independent Garage Changes (Jan to May 2017 heat map)

Key Movements:

Dealership acquisitions - 3
Franchise agreements relinquished - 36
Dealer name changes - 8
Dealerships with new franchises - 16
Dealerships refurbished - 2
Dealerships relocated - 11
Franchise status change - 12

 

 Image of Dealership Database Changes May 2017

Overall (Franchised) Dealership database changes shown geographically.


 Independent Garage Changes Jan-May 2017

Jan to May 2017 Heat map of Independent garage changes


Highlights from Automotive in May:

OMC expand into Accrington with the acquisition of Ford Dealership owned by Peoples.

Hyundai in Macclesfield sees a change of ownership from ALM garages. Holdcroft Motor Group have acquired the dealership in Winterton Way.

Wilmoths acquire Freeborn Motors. The group has achieved its vision to expand into Hampshire and Surrey areas with Mitsubishi Winchester and the Citroen brand in Wokingham, Southampton and Guildford.

Peter Vardy open their new car store on Broomhill Rd, Dundee. The 70k sq ft used car dealership cost a reported £7million and will take 70 staff to run it. 

Robins & Day Walton are appointed aftersales dealer for Citroen. The business will operate alongside their existing parts distribution facility.

The Porsche Centre Chester redevelopment is now complete, work began in the summer of 2016. The Dealership has been something of a landmark in its 10 year existence, situated in Cheshire alongside the M53.

Wearside Audi relocate to a new site, next to the Stadium of Light on the Newcastle Road in Sunderland. The new Dealership boasts a 13 car showroom for new vehicles and a 15 bay workshop. The state of the art facility has a substantial used car display area, as well as rooftop parking.

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Automechanika 2017

 Sarwant Singh - Frost and Sullivan

Sarwant Singh - Frost and Sullivan


With c600 exhibitors and 1200 visitors, Automechanika 2017 was approximately 70% bigger than 2016 and packed with variety. 250 new automotive suppliers joined the show with a slew of new products and services. There were live events and talks taking place throughout the show, truly something for everyone.

One stand worthy of mention was the SMMT, where its ‘Meet the Buyer event’ attracted many companies looking to do business with Motor Manufacturers.

In the Concord suite there was a packed programme of automotive related events, also hosted by the SMMT. Featuring talks from: 

Alan Draper - Ford
Chris Turner - ARM
Judith Richardson  - Nissan Europe
Michael Flanagan - Advent
Professor Dave Greenwood - Warwick University
Sarwant Singh - Frost and Sullivan


Getting such a large cross section of the industry together under one roof, the show was the perfect opportunity to put faces to names and learn about new trends set to dominate the industry in the future.
 

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DATABASE UPDATE APRIL 2017

Dealership database updates throughout April 2017

Overall (geographically represented):
30 New Database Records Created
219 Database Records Updated
47 Database Records Deleted

Key Movements:

9 Dealership acquisitions
23 Franchise agreements relinquished
8 Dealer name changes
6 Dealerships with new franchises
5 Dealerships relocated
10 Franchise status change

 

 Image of Dealership Database Changes April 2017

Overall Dealership database changes shown geographically.


Highlights from Automotive in April:

Jardine Motor Group have acquired the successful family run dealership business, Carrs. Jardine views the acquisition as further group-wide investment to deliver on their already ambitious growth plans. Adding additional BMW brands, enhances the existing BMW business in Milton Keynes

Change for Peugeot and Suzuki in Lowestoft as MR King is acquired by Desira. Suzuki is a first for the group. Desira Group has an existing Peugeot franchise, with the Lowestoft site adding a second.

Henson Motor Group in Newcastle appoint MG in addition to their existing car supermarket business. The brand is a first time franchise for Henson who cite MG’s models as both practical and fuel efficient. 

As well as making an appearance at the 2017 CV show, Chinese CV brand DFSK are set to return to the UK in June. Importer Bassadone Automotive (Ssang Yong) will be distributing via its own head office in Luton. The Model line up consists of  C31, C32, C35 and C37 compact vans.

Car supermarket giant, Motorpoint has launched a new site in Sheffield. Capacity runs in at 500 cars from the 10 acre site.

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Commercial Vehicle Show 2017

The latest 2017 Commercial Vehicle show was held at the NEC in Birmingham. The exhibition showcased the many innovations available from manufacturers and suppliers within the commercial automotive industry.

Visitors were indeed spoilt for choice, as there were literally hundreds of suppliers. The line up included van and truck, trailer manufacturers, insurers, tyre manufacturers, fuel and oil suppliers, to mention but a handful. It wasn’t just about the bigger manufacturers either, there were plenty of smaller companies demonstrating really high quality manufacturing and innovation.

 Image of Isuzu Stand - Commercial Vehicle Show 2017
 

One stand that was particularly eye catching was Isuzu, the image depicts a tarmac road leading to new models.

Petrolheads wouldn’t be disappointed by the fabulous Mitsubishi pickup shown here:

 Image of Mitsubishi Stand - Commercial Vehicle Show 2017

Beautifully presented stand, and a strong example of branding by Giti tyres.

 Image of Giti Tyre Stand - Commercial Vehicle Show 2017

The Ford stand was ideally placed on a busy walkthrough and there was plenty to see for Transit enthusiasts. 2017 is also the first year for Ford’s new mobile service initiative, which will allow all SMR work to be centred around the customers business schedule.

 Image of Ford Stand - Commercial Vehicle Show 2017

Sharing a stand with Ssang Yong, DFSK the Chinese mini truck and van brand makes a return. The owner of Ssang Yong, Bassadone Automotive has recently formed a new company to distribute DFSK in the UK.

 Image of DFSK - Commercial Vehicle Show 2017

The show became very busy after a brief period of quiet just after the opening. Attendance is essential for those looking to keep up to date, not only on the latest products and services but also the maintenance and efficiency of a fleet.

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DATABASE UPDATE MARCH 2017

Automotive dealer database updates throughout March 2017

Overall (geographically represented):
New Database Records Created 94
Database Records Updated 244
Database Records Deleted 100

Key Movements:

9 Dealership acquisitions
2 Franchise agreements relinquished
3 Dealer name changes
11 Dealerships with new franchises
3 Dealerships refurbished
4 Dealerships relocated

 Map Dealer Database Changes 

Overall database changes shown geographically.


Some highlights from Automotive in March:

South African based Supergroup have acquired Essex Auto Group which consists of 10 franchised dealerships. The bulk of sites are Ford branded, but the dealership acquisition also consists of Kia, Fiat and Mazda.

Cambrian Garages Aberystwyth acquired by Shuker. The Land Rover and Hyundai brands are a good fit for Shuker, notably because of the similarities that exist at their Ludlow Site.

Martin Duckworth complete their £7 Million site in Boston Lincolnshire. The 4,500 square metre dealership was built using the very latest in construction materials, and features a substantial vehicle display area.

Bury St Edmunds sees the opening of a new Seat dealership. Cecil and Larter is no stranger to Bury, having opened its first dealership in the town in 1927.

Gillingham sees new investment in the shape of a £6.5 Million + Peugeot and Nissan development. Dealer group Motorline have relocated their Rochester Peugeot branded site alongside Nissan on the Gillingham business park.
 

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DATABASE UPDATE FEBRUARY 2017

Automotive dealer database updates throughout February 2017

Overall (geographically represented):

New Database Records 42
Database Records Updated 255
Database Records Deleted 33

Specifically:

15 Dealerships acquired
6 Dealerships with new franchises
15 Dealerships relocated
17 Dealerships relinquished their agreements

 Dealer Database Changes (Map 3/2017)

Overall database changes shown geographically.


Some highlights from Automotive in February:

Aston Martin unveil their refurbished showroom in Wilmslow.

Port Dundas, Glasgow sees the opening of a new Nissan dealership. The £5million Macklin Motor site recently opened on the Port Dundas Road. Notably, the site showcases vehicles by displaying them in a computerised tower alongside the traditional showroom.

Steven Eagell acquire 6 Toyota dealerships from the Jardine Group. The acquisition includes dealerships located in the Suffolk, Cambridge and Essex areas.

Sytner acquires Carshop. The award winning car supermarket sites are located in Cardiff, Swindon, Northampton, Norwich and Doncaster. Also included in the package is a preparation site based in Leighton Buzzard. The acquisition propels Sytner group to the top of the UK dealer group charts (as far as size is concerned).

Jardine Group acquire Mini and BMW Dealership from Carrs in Bury St Edmunds. The Carrs group was previously a family run operation, and is to be re-branded as Lancaster BMW.

SSangYong increases its network in Reading, Kings Lynn and Worthing.

Evans Halshaw unveils new car store in Gloucester.

Croxdale Group adds Mitsubishi in Durham to its portfolio of manufacturers. As well as a fast fit business, Croxdale also represents Citroen and Subaru in the North East.

 

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