THE Pentagon Motor Group has completed its acquisition of three Ford dealership sites from TrustFord.
The sites – at Warrington, St Helens and Runcorn – have been rebranded as Pentagon Ford and became fully operational under their new ownership at the start of the new year in the deal for an undisclosed sum. Warrington is a full Ford Store operation, offering customers the complete Ford ‘experience’, including the Ford Transit van range.
Formerly Polar Ford, before being rebranded as TrustFord under Ford Retail Group, they join existing Pentagon operations that now extend to 41 franchise outlets, with 26 sites across the East Midlands, north-west of England, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
David Lewis, pictured, managing director of Pentagon Motor Group, said: ‘We are all very positive about this acquisition, and though we already have important franchise outlets within our group for a number of other major manufacturers, these Ford sites are the first to be operated under our Pentagon brand.
‘We have worked hard to get to this point with Ford, and as all colleagues have transferred over to Pentagon, customers can continue to experience the same high levels of service for all their vehicle sales and servicing needs.’
The group’s parent company, Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd, already has two Ford Transit Centre operations. Based in Grimsby and Halesowen, they are part of the van operations of its Imperial Commercials Division, which also includes the largest DAF Trucks dealer group in Europe.
Motus chief executive Rob Truscott said: ‘Our approach to growing any part of the Motus business is to look for genuine opportunity at sensible investment levels where we can feel very confident of the overall proposition.
‘The Ford brand is a great fit with our wider aspirations and I’m delighted these sites are now live following a smooth handover, so the teams can get on with delivering excellent service for local customers.’