Taggarts’ Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Volvo premium automobile dealerships will likely be rebranded after greater than 120 years’ buying and selling as Lookers strikes to unify its operations in Scotland.
The AM100 PLC, which acquired Taggarts in 2003, insisted that new Lookers signage could be the one change on the operation which operates 5 franchised automobile retail places in Glasgow and Motherwell.
Duncan McPhee, Lookers Chief Working Officer, who hails from Campbeltown in Argyll, stated: “Lookers continues to have robust presence in Scotland and Taggarts has been proudly a part of our household for nearly 20 years.
“In that point, we’ve continued to put money into our premises and our colleagues to ship an excellent expertise to our prospects that befits the Lookers and Taggarts manufacturers.
“To additional strengthen and simplify our robust model id throughout the UK in order that we’re all the time immediately recognisable to our prospects wherever they’re, we’re solely altering the title above the door and transferring ahead as one robust model.”
The dealerships included in Lookers’ delicate transformation of its Taggarts websites are its Land Rover retailers at Kennishead Highway and Maryhill Highway in Glasgow, and at Windmillhill Avenue in Motherwell in addition to Taggarts Jaguar and Volvo retailers, each situated in Hillington, Glasgow.
In an announcement issued to AM detailing information o the change Lookers stated that Taggarts had develop into one of many best-known names within the motor business in Scotland throughout nicely over a century of buying and selling since its was established in 1896.
McPhee added: “For nearly 20 years, being a part of Lookers has helped Taggarts to offer an important buyer expertise, worth and option to our prospects throughout Scotland and that’s one thing that can by no means change. Each customer to our retailers will proceed to obtain the identical nice service and be warmly welcomed by the identical pleasant faces who will all the time go the additional mile.”
Lookers presence in Scotland additionally consists of Lookers Volkswagen Van Centre in Bailieston, Glasgow and Lookers Audi in Glasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh, Hamilton and Ayr.
The group operates 150 dealerships in England, Wales, Northern Eire and the Republic of Eire and employs a group of greater than 6,500 workers.
In August the group posted a better than expected first half (H1) of the year performance with underlying revenue earlier than tax reaching £47.2 million.
This was down by 5.6% year-on-year from £50m, though the group stated the identical interval in 2021 benefited from £12.7m of Authorities assist.
Earlier this week AM reported that it had added to its record of 33 franchised companions after Great Wall Motors’ (GWM) Ora electric vehicle (EV) brand has appointed it as its first automobile retail franchisee in England.