LDV UK and Ireland has appointed four new LDV franchised dealerships in the UK as part of its expansion plans.
The new dealerships are in Colchester, Manchester, the Highlands of Scotland and Pwllheli in Wales, bringing the total number of UK dealerships to 31 and across the international network, consisting of the UK, Republic of Ireland, Channel Islands, Malta and Cyprus to 53.
LDV UK & Ireland’s general manager, Mark Barrett (pictured), said: “Since our relaunch in 2016, we’ve seen growing interest in the LDV brand amongst drivers and dealerships alike.
"We are very happy to be bringing LDV a step closer to drivers and fleet buyers across the UK, including in the more remote areas.”
Ransome Fleet Solutions in Colchester and Ipswich is a well-respected name in the commercial vehicle industry.
A family-run company with over 35 years’ experience, customers’ needs are serviced from Ransome’s workshops or by a team of mobile engineers.
The company specialises in tail lifts, mobility equipment and in Carrier Transicold vehicle refrigeration and is expanding into retail commercial vehicle sales through this partnership with LDV. The company will trade as Ransome LDV.
Chadderton Motor Company is a subsidiary of Lynton. Lynton is a family owned business and has been trading for over 35 years within two branches in Manchester and Middlesbrough.
The company is a dealer for Carrier Transicold UK. Chadderton Motor Company has been formed to manage the new commercial vehicle side of the business and will operate as an LDV dealer in the Manchester area.
Webster GM serves the rural community of Perthshire in the Scottish Highlands.
Alongside its John Deere machinery franchise, Webster GM is also an equestrian horse box dealer and offers equipment hire. As well as the addition of the LDV vehicle range, the company plans to add the LDV Electric vehicles to its portfolio.
Arwel Parry (AP) Motors located in Pwllheli, Wales is the fourth addition to the LDV dealer network. A local community dealer and service centre, the company specialises in new and second-hand vehicle sales as well as providing finance packages and an after-sales service.
Three of the dealerships are in the process of building brand new, purpose-built facilities to complement the LDV franchise.
Barrett said: “Each of the four dealers has a really impressive track record and we are very pleased with these partnerships. It is also good news for van drivers in all of their respective catchment areas.
"We extend a warm welcome to all four and look forward to what I’m sure will be a successful future ahead for commercial van sales.”