The Eastern Western Motor Group has purchased the entire share capital of Barnetts Motor Group Limited, who represent Volkswagen, Mazda and Volvo from a single site in Dundee and Volkswagen in St Andrews.
The Volvo franchise will be transferred to the John Clark Motor Group, and in turn the Eastern Western Motor Group acquires the Nissan businesses in Dundee and Perth. Nissan in Dundee will be rehoused in the showroom vacated by Volvo.
Douglas Brown, group managing director of Eastern Holdings, Eastern Western Motor Group’s parent company, said: “We have known Paul Barnett for many years and as a result it has been a quick, professional and seamless transaction. Barnetts Motor Group and the Nissan franchises in Dundee and Perth will be a great addition to the Eastern Western Motor Group. It will give further depth and scale to our existing business and increase our points of representation of these franchises to five Nissan, four Volkswagen and two Mazda.
“Similar to our recent acquisitions of Grassicks BMW & MINI in Perth and Phoenix Honda in Stirling, this further cements our relationship with three of our key partners and is in line with our strategy of growing and developing the Group with existing brand partners in new geographical territories.
“We look forward to welcoming Barnetts’ teams and our new Nissan teams to the Group and we will continue to trade under the Barnetts name in Dundee and St Andrews as it is synonymous with quality and excellent customer service. Nissan in Perth will trade as Western Nissan.”
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