PENTAGON Motor Group is to buy three dealerships from TrustFord.
The sites – in Warrington, St Helens and Runcorn – were formerly branded as Polar Ford, before being moved in to the Ford-owned TrustFord retail group. All three will be rebranded as Pentagon Ford.
Speaking on behalf of Pentagon Motor Group, which operates 38 franchise outlets from 23 sites across the East Midlands, north-west of England, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, managing director David Lewis, pictured, said: ‘We are very pleased to be adding Ford to the Pentagon group, and working together with TrustFord this promises to be a smooth transition.
‘We are keen to ensure that all current staff on the three sites transfer happily to Pentagon Ford and we will do all that we can to ensure this is the case. For customers, it will be business as usual.’
Although these will be Pentagon Motor Group’s first Ford dealerships, Pentagon’s parent company, Motus Holdings (UK), already has Ford Transit Centres at Grimsby and Halesowen as part of its Imperial Commercials Division.
The formal completion of the deal, for an undisclosed sum, is expected to take place on December 31, and speaking for TrustFord, Stuart Foulds, chairman and chief executive, said: ‘As part of our ongoing review of our property portfolio we are in negotiation with the Pentagon Motor Group to sell them our Warrington, St Helens and Runcorn dealerships.
‘All colleagues located in these businesses have been informed and will be transferring over to Pentagon, so customers can continue to experience the same high levels of service for all their vehicle sales and servicing needs.’
Rob Truscott, chief executive of Motus in the UK, said: ‘As a group, we are committed to growth. Not growth at any cost, but where we see a real opportunity at sensible investment levels, and the acquisition of these three important Ford sites delivers on this for us.’