Sin­clair Group strength­ens with Land Rover ac­qui­si­tion

Wales On Sunday - - MOTOR WALES -

THE Sin­clair Group has strength­ened its stand­ing as Wales’ largest mo­tor re­tailer by adding an­other premium brand to its pres­ti­gious port­fo­lio with the ac­qui­si­tion of Likes, Hay-on-Wye Land Rover.

The sales, ser­vic­ing and parts op­er­a­tion has been bought from the Wal­ters Group and will be re­named Sin­clair Land Rover. All 35 staff em­ployed at the site will be wel­comed into the Sin­clair Group.

Founded in 1945 and now boast­ing a 950-strong work­force, the Sin­clair Group al­ready rep­re­sents Audi, Mercedes-Benz, SEAT, Skoda, smart, Volk­swa­gen Cars and Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cles in 20 deal­er­ship lo­ca­tions across South Wales.

“As a suc­cess­ful and am­bi­tious busi­ness, we are al­ways look­ing to ex­pand if the right op­por­tu­nity arises,” said Andy Sin­clair, Sin­clair Group Man­ag­ing Direc­tor.

“The chance to add such an iconic Bri­tish mo­tor­ing brand as Land Rover to our port­fo­lio as well as a wellestab­lished deal­er­ship in Likes is ex­actly that, so we’re ab­so­lutely thrilled with this ac­qui­si­tion.”

He added: “We want to build on the ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion that Likes has de­vel­oped and the hard work and com­mit­ment of the fan­tas­tic team in de­liv­er­ing out­stand­ing lev­els of ser­vice and es­tab­lish­ing strong re­ten­tion amongst a loyal cus­tomer base.

“The fu­ture looks ex­tremely bright for ev­ery­one con­nected with Sin­clair Land Rover and with our Group’s ex­pe­ri­enced and ex­ten­sive sup­port in­fra­struc­ture be­hind the busi­ness, we look for­ward to de­liv­er­ing a truly five-star re­tail ex­pe­ri­ence to ex­ist­ing and prospec­tive cus­tomers.”

Dai Wal­ters, Chair­man of the Wal- ters Group, com­mented: “Since pur­chas­ing Likes in 2009, we have es­tab­lished it as one of the top rank­ing Land Rover deal­er­ships in the UK.

“We are de­lighted that Sin­clair, as a lo­cal, fam­ily-run Welsh-based com­pany, has ac­quired the busi­ness and we know that their ex­per­tise will en­sure the busi­ness goes from strength to strength.

“I wish Andy and his team all the very best for the fu­ture.”

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