Stoneacre acquires Trenton Motor Group

By automotive-mag.com 3 Min Read

Stoneacre Motor Group has acquired the £70m-turnover Trenton Motor Group for an undisclosed sum.

It adds Nissan, Dodge, RAM, KGM and Citroen aftersales in Grimsby and Nissan in Hull together with a New & used Van Centre and a standalone used car site.

Trenton is ranked 156 in the Motor Trader Top 200 Dealer Groups with annual turnover of £69.5m in the year to December 2022.

Shaun Foweather, MD at Stoneacre Motor Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome the team of Trenton Motor Group to the Stoneacre family.

“This acquisition not only strengthens our position in the market but also reflects our commitment to supporting local economies and communities.

“We are pleased to advise the employees of Trenton Motor Group that this acquisition secures their jobs and we look forward to working together to achieve mutual success.”

John Loose, former MD of Trenton, is to take up a new position with Trenton parent company East Riding Holdings. He said on LinkedIn: “After leading Trenton Motors into the state of the art , market leading Motor Retail business it has become today and enjoying a proud tenure as managing director for the last five years it was a bitter sweet day passing the reigns to Stoneacre Motor Group on Friday.

“I am confident that Stoneacre are the right partners to financially take my wonderful business to the next level and beyond.”

The acquisition expands Stoneacre’s footprint and reinforces its commitment to supporting local communities and preserving employment opportunities.

All employees will transfer to Stoneacre Motor Group with the exception of directors, stakeholders and those employees who will transfer to Trenton Group companies.

The acquisition increases the number of Stoneacre’s sites to 65 where it represents 33 franchised partners in 120 locations.

 

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