East Anglia dealer group Thurlow Nunn has acquired two Vauxhall dealerships in Norwich.
The group, which already has eight Vauxhall showrooms across East Anglia, is taking over two Hartwell outlets in Hall Road and Mile Cross Lane.
Simon Bottomley, group managing director at Thurlow Nunn, said the “major investment” in the two new sites demonstrated the company’s commitment to the Vauxhall brand.
A family-owned business, Thurlow Nunn has branches in Beccles, Diss, Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Holt, King’s Lynn and Wisbech. Alongside main partner Vauxhall it also represents Chevrolet, Toyota and Saab.
Bottomley said the company was keen to get a toehold in Norwich.
“As a long-standing company with sites across East Anglia, we pride ourselves on our understanding of the local market place and our ability to stay in tune with the wants and needs of all our customers,” he said. “When we heard about the opportunity to expand into Norwich, we didn’t hesitate.
“We consider this acquisition a natural step forward – as a prominent name in the local area it is logical for us to have outlets in East Anglia’s major city."
The acquisition means the exit of Hartwell from East Anglia, and reduces its number of Vauxhall sites to two, at Kidlington, Oxfordshire and Newport, Isle of Wight.