Motus Commercials, formally known as Imperial Commercials, has a network of Dealer Locations across the United Kingdom. We are also the largest DAF Trucks Dealer Group in the world. We have a number of ATF sites, able to carry out DVSA MOT’s on Commercial Vehicles.
We are committed to supporting HGV and LCV operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle uptime. We offer a wide range of Service and Parts solutions to suit the varying needs of both individual vehicle users and Fleet operators. Our intention is to provide vehicle and aftersales packages on an efficient, value for money basis.
Many of our locations offer extended hours providing flexibility and optimising vehicle availability. We are committed to continuous technical training for both sales and technical colleagues including a substantial Apprenticeship Programme which currently has over 60 apprentices in training.
Motus Commercials is a subsidiary of Motus Group (UK) Ltd., itself part 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 Group (UK) Ltd. manages the automotive interests of Motus Holdings Limited in the United Kingdom. These include 119 vehicle franchise outlets at 72 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 Group (UK) Ltd. operates 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.
Lex Commercials founded from a group of Lex Service businesses
Lex Commercials acquires Truck Services Grimsby
Imperial Holdings acquires Lex Commercials and Multipart Holdings a chain of truck dealerships and auto logistics businesses in the UK from RAC plc (Multipart bought by it's management in 2008)
Lex Commercials re-brands as Imperial Commercials
Imperial Commercials relocates in Frome with a new purpose-built site costing £1.6m
Imperial Commercials acquires Gloucester based Joseph Rice Truck Services
LDV goes into administration and Imperial Commercials takes the opportunity to partner the premium LCV brands VW and Ford
Imperial Commercials acquires DAF Vehicle Service Bellshill, Scotland, from Trucktec.
Opens first ATF at Frome
Imperial Commercials takes on Isuzu Truck (UK) franchise for Norfolk
Imperial Commercials acquires MiX Telematics Vehicle Conversions
In 2011 Imperial Commercials opened 2 ATF's Frome & Hull
Imperial Commercials acquires four sites from Watts Truck Centre at Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester and Yate
Imperial Commercials opens ATF at DAF dealership in St Philips, Bristol
In 2012 Imperial Commercials Opens 3 ATF's, Derby, Bristol & Halesowen.
Imperial Holdings buys the Mercedes-Benz dealer covering Norfolk and Suffolk includes the four sites at Colchester, Ipswich, Newmarket and Norwich, and a 190-strong workforce. It will remain and trade as Orwell Truck & Van separate from Imperial Commercials
Imperial Commercials acquires TTE Rowley Regis & Pershore businesses
New ATF centre opens at Imperial Commercials in Norwich
The Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealer franchise S & B Commercials was acquired by a partnership venture between Imperial Holdings SA and Orwell Truck & Van Ltd The S & B Commercial dealer network includes dealerships in North London, Hertfordshire and Essex, which have now been incorporated into one of the largest and most extensive independent commercial vehicle dealership networks in the UK – Imperial Commercials.
Imperial Commercials opens Isuzu Pickups dealership in Derby
Imperial Commercials new Swindon Site opens and will have a tachograph centre and ADR petroleum bay, class 4,5 & 7 MOT. The address is; Faraday Road Dorcan Swindon SN3 5JY
Imperial Holdings acquires the entire issued share capital in Humberside Tail Lifts Limited
Imperial Holdings acquires Britain's Palletways
Imperial Commercials acqurires the Kerr & Smith DAF & Iveco Service Dealership in Wheatpark Road, Ayr.
Imperial opens first TRP Truck & Trailer parts TRP shop in Buxton
Imperial Holdings acquires Pentagon Motor Holdings
The Derby-based Pentagon, rated 23 in the Motor Trader Top 200 with a turnover of £489m, operates 21 sites in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.
Imperial Commercials acquires DAF service centre AM Bell
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