Marshall Motor Group has sold its Nissan centre in Bury St Edmunds to Hammond Group.
It brings Marshall’s representation of the brand to three, with centres in Lincoln, Boston and Grantham, all in Lincolnshire.
The Suffolk site is the second Nissan franchise for Hammond Group. It shares a site with a Subaru centre. Hammond Group's other Nissan site is in the Suffolk town of Halesworth.
Piers Capleton, dealer principal at Hammond Nissan for the past 16 years, will oversee the new Bury St Edmunds dealership in addition to his current role in Halesworth.
Company directors Derek and Glen Hammond (pictured) said it was a significant deal for the group, which, during its five decades in business, has been mainly based around Halesworth.
Derek said: “Our company has enjoyed steady growth over the years. We are a truly local company to Halesworth and the surrounding area and enjoy having a loyal customer base. This deal will see us branch out to a wider part of Suffolk for the first time.”
The Hammond Group was one of the first businesses in the country to take on a franchise in the mid-1980s when Nissan Motor GB was formed.
For the third consecutive quarter it has been named the best Nissan franchise in the UK for delivering excellent customer service, outperforming more than 200 Nissan dealers across the country.
Glen said: “Nissan is one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the country with some of the most popular models on the market today. We look forward to continuing the partnership with the launch of our new Bury St Edmunds dealership.”