JCT600 ‘largest Volkswagen van retailer’ after two-site acquisition

JCT600 has grown its Volkswagen Industrial Autos dealership to 5 places by way of the acquisition of two websites from Volkswagen Van Centre West Yorkshire.

The Bradford-based AM100 retail group has acquired places in Cleckheaton and Leeds from the enterprise’s founder and proprietor Andrew Caygill for an undisclosed charge, including to its present websites in York, Hull and Sheffield and a van servicing centre in Leeds.

With 5 websites, JCT600 mentioned that it believes it’s now the biggest Volkswagen van retailer within the UK.

JCT600 chief executive John Tordoff mentioned: “Volkswagen Van Centre West Yorkshire is a widely known regional enterprise with a powerful popularity and a loyal buyer following.

“The addition of the Cleckheaton and Leeds dealerships is a superb match for us, strengthening our retail van operations in West Yorkshire and giving us protection throughout all the area.”

JCT600’s acquisition is the most recent growth in a enterprise which celebrated the opening of a new £9 million Ferrari dealership in Leeds earlier this yr.

It has additionally opened a pop-up retailer within the metropolis, showcasing the Volkswagen Group’s Cupra brand.

Volkswagen Van Centre West Yorkshire was established in 1979 and has grown to a 50-strong staff who will all be part of the JCT600 household.

The enterprise will proceed to commerce beneath its present identify and Tordoff mentioned that it could be “very a lot be enterprise as common” for workers and prospects beneath JCT600 possession.

“Having acquired such respected dealerships, we plan for them to proceed to function as they do now”, he mentioned.

“We respect that the success of the enterprise is basically all the way down to its individuals, a lot of whom have labored there for a few years, and prospects will proceed to obtain the identical private service they’re used to and also will profit from a better alternative of inventory.”

Volkswagen Van Centre West Yorkshire founder Andrew Caygill mentioned: “Having constructed up the enterprise over the past 43 years, I believe we should always all be very happy with what now we have achieved.

“I’d prefer to reassure our loyal staff and prospects that they are going to be in very protected palms as a part of the JCT600 group which shares our dedication to offering excellent customer support and taking care of colleagues – and thanks to everybody who has performed a task in serving to us create such a profitable enterprise.”

JCT600, which was suggested by James Fawcett Gordons LLP and Caygill Holding by Susan Clark LCF LLP, for the acquisition now operates 50 dealerships from Yorkshire and the Northeast to Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The group represents 25 automotive manufacturers and employs 2,300 employees.

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