RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has acquired the Northampton operation of Renault Trucks Commercials for an undisclosed sum.
The Midlands dealership, which was Highly Commended in the Franchised Dealer of the Year Award at the 2017 Commercial Motor Awards (entries for the 2018 awards opened today), adds the Northampton facility to its operations in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.
All of the current Renault Trucks Commercials team in Northampton (close to Junction 16 of the M1) are being retained with three additional members of staff to be recruited this year.
Nigel Baxter, managing director at RHCV, said: “We have been working with Renault Trucks to secure further expansion of our operation within the Renault Trucks network reinforcing our long and successful partnership, as such, this acquisition is a perfect fit for RHCV.
"Alongside a great existing team, this site offers excellent facilities and accessibility and further complements our existing strategically placed dealerships along the busy M1 corridor.”
Baxter added that the acquisition formed “an integral part of the on-going development” of RHCV as it looked to provide a first class sales, parts, service and repair facilities to its existing and expanding customer base.
“This purchase means we are now in a stronger position to grow our market share across the region,” Baxter said.
Arne Knaben, MD at Volvo Group Trucks UK & Ireland, said: “The growing success of the Renault Trucks brand in the UK market is down to the strength and consistency of the dealer network, with RHCV, our Dealer of the Year, embodying the professionalism, hard work and exceptional customer focus that makes the difference.”