John Clark Motor Group has acquired the Frank Ogg Land Rover dealership based in Elgin, Scotland.
The deal supports the John Clark Motor Group’s luxury brand strategy and compliments its already well established Land Rover dealerships based in Edinburgh, Perth and Cupar, all operating under the trading name of Pentland.
The Frank Ogg business will become part of the John Clark’s Jaguar Land Rover division and will be renamed Pentland Land Rover Elgin with immediate effect.
There are 18 employees based at Elgin and they will join 1100 colleagues who are already working for John Clark across an extensive brand portfolio of Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, BMW, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercials, Nissan, BMW Motorrad and Mini.
Chairman and managing director John Clark said: “This acquisition represents another step in our growth strategy and sees us grow our relationship further with the Land Rover franchise in an area of Scotland that has long enjoyed a relationship with this fantastic brand. With the help of our new colleagues we are confident that we will be able to build on this long history and deliver the same excellent levels of customer satisfaction experienced by our customers across the rest of our group.
“Land Rover has a fantastic range of products and some exciting developments planned which, supported with our own ideas for the business, will enhance both the customer and our colleagues experiences.”
“As a family owned and run business our people are our most valuable asset in establishing a brand that our customers can trust. We are dedicated to investing in our people’s development and we look forward to working with the team at Elgin who will experience this commitment almost immediately through our induction and in-dealer training programme.
“A key focus for the business in these early days will be to establish best practice to deliver the highest levels of customer service and our training courses will be structured to help develop these skills and build and improve their customer relationships”
2014 was the John Clark Motor Group’s fifth consecutive record year with turnover increasing 28% from the previous financial year to a pre audited estimate of £604million. In terms of new and used vehicles, the group achieved 23,492 units in 2014, compared with 20,124 in 2013.
In February the company won Best Retail Group (more than 10 sites) and Retailer of the Year trophies at the AM Awards 2015.