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)
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
Overall (Franchised) Dealership database changes shown geographically.
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.