MOTUS is the Leading Automotive Group

with over 18,000 employees.

Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd. is a subsidiary of Motus Holdings Limited, a diversified (non-manufacturing) South African company centred on the automotive sector and founded initially as a single car dealership in 1948. Today, it is a business listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, turning over close to £4.5 billion and employing some 18,300 people across its operations in South Africa, the UK and Australia.

Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd. manages the automotive interests of Motus Holdings Limited in the United Kingdom. These encompass 119 vehicle franchise outlets at 73 locations: truck and van operations number 88 franchise outlets; passenger vehicles, 31 franchise outlets. The business additionally operates two specialist commercial vehicle body shops and has further interests in parts and service facilities and commercial vehicle equipment supply.

Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd. encompasses the UK’s largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group and, with its passenger vehicle interests included, ranks inside the Top 15 of all UK automotive dealer groups. The company has annual revenues of over £1 billion and employs almost 3000 people across its operations.

A NEW NAME IN UK AUTOMOTIVE LEADERSHIP

Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd. is a subsidiary of Motus Holdings Limited, a group that has grown successfully across the UK over the years, with interests in trucks and vans, passenger cars, parts, servicing, body repairs and bodybuilding and the supply of commercial vehicle equipment such as tail-lifts, curtain-sides and roller doors. With the move by our South African operating parent company toward the Motus name – ‘motus’ is Latin for motion – Motus has been adopted as the new name for our leading UK automotive group. Although our name changes, our dedication, to the high standards of business that have helped us become one of the UK’s most successful independent groups, will remain and grow.

A CONTINUING TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd. will continue the well-established traditions of the business to date; service excellence, reflected in all that we do, complemented by the high-quality commercial and passenger vehicles marques that we represent.

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Currently, these include: Alfa Romeo, Citroen, Dacia, DAF, Fiat, Ford, Isuzu, Jeep, Kia, LDV, MAN, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Seat, Vauxhall and Volkswagen. Combined sales figures place the company well inside the Top 15 of UK automotive dealer groups overall.

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Motus will be powered by its people – a diverse combination of experienced, educated and energetic individuals – whose progress will rely on strategic clarity, operational excellence and innovation. In short we are dedicated to powering the progress of Motus to become a highly competitive world class vehicle group.

WHAT WE DO

Motus employs almost 3000 people nationally. Its footprint includes some 119 franchise outlets and it operates from 73 different locations. In addition, the business incorporates seven passenger car and commercial vehicle body repair locations and two specialist truck body builders, as well as parts and commercial vehicle equipment operations.

Motus is thought to be the largest independent commercial vehicle dealer group in UK, and is the largest DAF dealer in Europe. Its network also incorporates two major Mercedes Benz and three MAN dealerships. In the passenger car and LCV sector, the company’s Pentagon business operates 42 franchise outlets and represents many of the most important car and van brands on the UK market.

Alongside parts and service for franchised brand outlets, Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd. operates two service-only locations, has thriving online van sales in Best Van Deals, runs parts supply businesses for trucks and trailers through its TTE arm, as well as truck and trailer equipment through its Humberside Tail Lift operations, while commercial vehicle bodying takes place under its Mackworth brand.

OUR OPERATING DIVISIONS

Motus is comprised of four divisions

 

Imperial Commercials is an established and highly-regarded dealership name in the UK transport industry, offering truck and van sales and customer support through DAF, Fiat, Ford, Isuzu Trucks, Isuzu Pickups, Iveco, LDV, MAN, Renault and VW franchise outlets spread across more than 30 sites. In addition, it operates its own successful online van sales – Best Van Deals. The business includes the largest DAF dealer group in the UK and Europe.

 

A variety of high quality commercial vehicle products and services are channelled through the operations of Imperial Vehicle Solutions: truck and trailer parts through its TTE and RDP operations; body conversions from Mackworth Vehicle Conversion Solutions; curtain-sides at its Halesowen site; and supply of tail lifts and shutter doors through its Humberside Tail Lifts business, which also supplies tail lift parts with its parts4taillifts.com.

 

Two of the UK’s biggest and best Mercedes-Benz truck and van dealerships, S&B Commercials and Orwell Truck & Van, are managed through the Mercedes-Benz Commercials Division. Customers benefit from the pooled expertise and market knowledge, as well as practical assistance in areas such as finance, stock-holdings and parts and service availability.

 

Pentagon Motor Group was established in March 1991 with just one Vauxhall dealership in Derby. Today, the business operates some 38 franchise outlets for major brands of cars and vans, from 23 sites across the East Midlands and North.

 

Management Team

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