Lloyd Motor Group has announced the acquisition of Bateman of Lindale.
The acqusition has been made for an undisclosed sum, and the dealership will serve South Cumbria and the Lakes, as well as the Lancaster and Morecambe areas.
Bateman of Lindale will increase Lloyd Motor Group’s investment in the north, with dealerships in Blackpool, Colne, Carlisle,Cockermouth, Newcastle and Kelso. In addition, the Group has purchased land in Blackpool for development into a prestige used car centre.
Lloyd Motor group managing director, Bryan Lloyd said: “Bateman of Lindale is a perfect fit for us. It complements our existing BMW/MINI offering across the North as it is similar to us in aspiration as well as sharing a passion for excellent customer service delivery.”
Gary Bingley, franchise director of Lloyd Motor Group said,“This is a very exciting time for us as our business has grown over the years and now with six BMW/MINI dealerships strong, our expanding family means we can offer even more choice for our customers”.
Following the acqusition, the South Lakes based dealership will be rebranded as Lloyd South Lakes.
Phil Stott, Head of Business with Bateman added, “My team and I are very excited to have joined Lloyd Motor Group. Our customers will continue to receive our highest level of service. Going forward, I am confident that customers will benefit even more from the experience of two of the oldest companies in this industry”.
In the coming weeks, both companies will be working together to ensure a smooth transition. Stott said: “It will be business as usual and we will ensure our customers’ needs remain our priority”.