Iveco Appoints New Dealer for South East

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Acorn Truck Sales has joined the Iveco UK dealer network with responsibility for the South East of London, East London and Essex. The company will operate a full Iveco sales, service and parts dealership from its premises in Crayford, located 10 minutes from junction 1b of the M25 and close to the Dartford Crossing. The […]

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Nikki King: The Interview | New MD Announced | Marayuki Murata |


The management team that bought the UK Isuzu Truck importer from the RAC have in turn sold all shares to the Japanese Manufacturer.  We talk to Nikki King, the driving force behind Isuzu Truck UK since 1996  CVD: Why are you selling Isuzu Truck UK – is the company in trouble? NK:  Not at all!  […]

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Isuzu Truck (UK) sold to Isuzu Motors Limited, Japan

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Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited has announced a deal with Isuzu Motors Limited Japan, in which it acquired the total shareholding in Isuzu Truck (UK) Limited for an undisclosed sum. Isuzu Truck (UK) was formed in 1996. Nikki explains “We established the Isuzu Truck commercial vehicle brand in a crowded marketplace. We concentrated on offering award-winning […]

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Sparshatts opens in Tonbridge

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Mercedes-Benz CV Dealer, Sparshatts have opened a new after sales facility in Tonbridge. The development is an investment of more than £300,000 by long-standing member of the Mercedes-Benz network and winner in 2012 of the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Dealer of the Year title. Sparshatts has moved into Tonbridge from its previous premises in Tunbridge Wells, […]

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Ford has launched Transit24, a service level agreement designed to improve aftersales for its commercial vehicle customers. More than 90 of Ford’s 200-plus commercial vehicle authorised repair network will be identified as “Transit24 Dealers”. They will provide priority treatment for all urgent work and aim to complete vehicle-off-road repairs on the same working day, or […]

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Mercedes-Benz and three Dealers Fined £2.6M by OFT

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Mercedes-Benz and three of its commercial vehicle dealers, Ciceley, Road Range and Enza, have admitted infringing competition law and agreed to pay fines totalling £2.6 million. Provided it continues to cooperate with the OFT, a further dealer, Northside, which has also admitted infringing competition law, will avoid a fine, having been the first company to […]

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Imperial Holdings Buy Orwell Truck & Van

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South Africa’s Imperial Holdings , owners of one of the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealer groups, has purchased the share capital of Mercedes-Benz dealer, Orwell Truck & Van for an undisclosed sum. With it’s head office at Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, and branches in Norwich, Colchester and Newmarket, the business will continue to trade as […]

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Motor Auction Van report Published

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The National Association of Motor Auctions (NAMA) published its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) market report for January. The report shows that during January the average values of used LCV’s at auction across the board decreased from £4,700 to £4,315, equivalent to a 8% decrease between December and January. However this is a less pronounced decline […]

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Dealers more confident, but not yet out of the woods – A Report

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Manheim has published the results of its second annual dealer confidence survey, which invites contributions from more than 5,000 franchised and independent motor retailers. The Manheim Dealer Confidence Barometer shows that dealers have had a mixed year, but are generally more confident about the prospects for 2013. In fact, five per cent more dealers are […]

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Greenhous Named Top UK Vauxhall Van Dealer


Greenhous has told CV Dealer that the company has achieved the top spot for retail market share in commercial vehicles.  Richard Potts, sales director at Greenhous Vauxhall, said that offering a wider range of commercial vehicles combined with competitive offers and specialist support has contributed to a successful year. “Greenhous mirrored Vauxhall’s high achievements within […]

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