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Vauxhall site under new ownership

Arnold Clark Automobiles has added another Vauxhall dealership to its portfolio.

It has completed a takeover of £18m turnover Moorland Group in Blackpool.

The business, which also represents Chevrolet, becomes Arnold Clark's 19th Vauxhall dealership.

In 2011 Moorland made a £278,000 loss after sales shrunk by £3m, according to Companies House.

The existing Moorland team will transfer as part of the acquisition.

Tony Boyd, managing director of Moorland Motors, said: "We would like to thank all the Moorland staff for all their hard work and loyalty over the years.

"A combined 350 years of service will transfer to Arnold Clark. Bill Swire opened the business over 20 years ago, and we are delighted we have managed to retain this expertise to provide the best customer experience for our Blackpool and Fylde customer, this will be an exciting new chapter for the team."

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  • sgcb - 06/12/2012 14:56

    there will be more vauxhall dealers to follow this demise

    • B.Wilson - 06/12/2012 15:20

      @sgcb - what are you talking about with your immature comments. Most Vauxhall retailers are profitable. Don't comment on things you have no information on.

    • sgcb - 06/12/2012 15:24

      @B.Wilson - funny that,now read what other people are saying on the other story.I do know what i am commenting on.

    • bwilson - 06/12/2012 15:39

      @sgcb - your just anti Vauxhall simple.

    • sgcb - 06/12/2012 16:24

      @bwilson -I think you are just simple.Judging by your comments on the other story.Gm haven't made a profit in europe in 10years and are projected to loose $3 billion in europe this year alone.

  • iceage - 06/12/2012 17:05

    GM Europe is a very badly run business, they haven't made a profit in europe in 10years and they will loose over a Billion in europe this year. It is very surprising that the US tax payers havnt called time on this outfit! Sadly the Vauxhall Dealers are paying a heavy price... real people, real businesses, real tragedy

  • VXDealer - 21/02/2013 22:44

    GM Uk and most of Europe is now making good headway and declaring acceptable profits - GME (Germany) continue to lose vast amounts due to german work ethic of short hours extensive holidays and high wages. GME uk have not had to invoke chapter 13 to continue trading - Vauxhall dealers as all dealers are struggling but remaining buoyant in extremely difficult trading conditions and clever management is ultimately the key