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MOTUS Commercials Opens Flagship DAF Site in Gloucester

MOTUS Commercials Opens Flagship DAF Site in Gloucester

Motus Commercials has opened a brand new DAF dealership site in Gloucester, just minutes from the A40 and M5 arterial routes.

  • Motus Commercials, the truck and light commercial vehicles dealer group, has unveiled a brand new £5M truck and LCV site in Gloucester. The three-acre facility on Spinnaker Road is 1.5 miles from the company’s previous location on Mercia Road and just minutes from the main A40 and M5 arterial routes. All staff from the earlier site have transferred to the new facility.

  • Ribbon cutting at the new MOTUS Commercials Gloucester DAF dealership opening
  • Pictured: Mark Price - Head of Aftersales at Motus Commercials, Collette Finigan - Sheriff of Gloucester, Daniel Fitzjohn - Regional Director at Motus Commercials, Rob Truscott - CEO at Motus Holdings (UK) Ltd, Matthew Lawrenson - Managing Director at Motus Commercials, Robin Easton - Managing Director at DAF Trucks UK, Cllr Colin Morgan - Mayor of Gloucester, Barry Field - Service Manager at Motus Commercials Gloucester.

  • Motus Commercials, previously Imperial Commercials, is the largest DAF dealer group in the UK and Europe, with 29 sites across the country. In addition to its DAF relationship, it has further truck interests with three MAN sales and support sites, as well as a network of Ford, VW, Isuzu, Fiat and LDV van and light commercials sites. Sales for the overall operation in 2018 totaled over 7,500 new and used vehicles.

    Speaking about the move, Motus Commercials managing director, Matt Lawrenson, said, “We have developed strong relationships over the years with DAF operators and others in the area, as well as with the manufacturer, and this new site is a clear statement of intent from us. We might be the biggest DAF dealer group in Europe already, but we are not resting on our laurels. Wherever it is sensible to do so, we will look to grow and develop our DAF footprint in the UK. Our team in Mercia Road delivered exceptional levels of service on a consistent basis year after year, and they are the ones who made this development possible.”

  • Daniel Fitzjohn (Regional Director) and Matthew Lawrenson (Managing Director) both of Motus Commercials
  • Pictured: Daniel Fitzjohn, Regional Director, and Matthew Lawrenson, Managing Director, of Motus Commercials

  • The new Gloucester site, which will cater for both Motus Commercials’ DAF and FIAT Professional brands, encompasses a state-of-the-art workshop with nine truck bays, which include a drive through inspection bay, ADR bay and fully equipped tacho bay. In addition, there are four LCV bays, an MoT bay for Class IV, V and VII vehicles and a modern office facility finished in DAF Trucks new brand identity – the first time this will be used in the UK.

  • Workshop at new Motus Commercials Gloucester site at Spinnaker Road
  • Reception, parts and service counters at the Motus Commercials Gloucester
  • Parts department at Motus Commercials, Spinnaker Road Gloucester
  • Meeting room at Motus Commercials Spinnaker Road Gloucester
  • Daniel Fitzjohn, Regional Director for Motus Commercials Western and Birmingham regions, said “We’ve been looking forward to beginning operations at Spinnaker Road. The high standards set to date by the Mercia Road team give us the perfect platform for a bright future for Motus Commercials in the region. Now it’s all about raising our support levels to even greater heights, especially as our working hours will extend to incorporate a 24-hour operation, 4 nights per week. Local operators can look forward to a seamless transition to Spinnaker Road as we move ahead.”

    Motus Group CEO, Rob Truscott said, “Following our recent acquisition of the F&G Commercials business, this is a further clear commitment to our relationship with DAF Trucks and the UK transport sector. We have an ongoing strategy of investment to expand our Group business: we are committed to growth. Not growth at any price, but growth where we see real opportunity at sensible investment levels. This new Gloucester site delivers on this both for our colleagues at DAF and for us.”

  • Local DAF customers of Motus Commercials Gloucester
Notes to Editor:

Motus Commercials is a division of Motus Group (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of Motus Holdings Ltd, a diversified (non-manufacturing) South African JSE listed company with interests in the automotive sector and founded initially as a single car dealership in 1948. Today, it turns over close to £4.5 billion and employs some 18,300 people across its operations in South Africa, the UK and Australia.

Motus Group (UK) Ltd holds the automotive interests of its parent company in the United Kingdom, which includes amongst others, S&B Commercials, Orwell Truck & Van and Pentagon Motor Group. Together, its business includes 123 vehicle franchise outlets at 79 locations, of which its truck and van operations currently number 92 franchise outlets and passenger vehicle operations 31. The business additionally operates three specialist commercial vehicle body-building facilities and a repair centre, and has further interests in parts and service facilities and commercial vehicle equipment supply.  

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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"Now it’s all about raising our support levels to even greater heights, especially as our working hours will extend to incorporate a 24-hour operation, 4 nights per week. Local operators can look forward to a seamless transition to Spinnaker Road as we move ahead." Daniel Fitzjohn, Regional Director at Motus Commercials