Marshall, the fast-growing family-owned dealer group, has today announced the completion of its acquisition of four franchised dealership businesses and an Authorised Repairer from the privately-owned Pilling Motor Group.
The new businesses joining Marshall include two Volvo dealerships in Milton Keynes and Welwyn Garden City, plus Renault in Milton Keynes, Mazda in Milton Keynes, and the Authorised Repairer business for Citroen, also in Milton Keynes.
Commenting on the completion of the acquisition, Daksh Gupta, Chief Executive of Marshall said: “I am really delighted we have completed the acquisition of these businesses from Pilling and I am delighted to be welcoming all of our new colleagues to Marshall. This is another great acquisition for Marshall which fits well with our strategy to grow our business nationally. We now have a large diamond-shaped contiguous territory for Volvo, covering six counties.”
The two new Volvo businesses bring the total representation by Marshall for Volvo to six, with existing dealerships in Cambridge, Peterborough, Grantham and Nottingham to which the new dealerships in Milton Keynes and Welwyn Garden City will be added. Marshall also has an additional authorised repairer business for Volvo in Melton Mowbray.
The addition of these new dealerships makes Marshall the largest partner for Volvo in the UK.
This acquisition also marks new relationships for Marshall with Renault and with Mazda, neither of which the Company has previously represented.
Daksh Gupta added: “We are really pleased to be building on our relationship with Volvo and are grateful to Volvo for their support throughout this process. I am also delighted to be beginning new
relationships with the senior teams at Renault and Mazda and we look forward to getting to know their senior teams better in the coming weeks and months.”