Mitsubishi and Honda franchises have been acquired by the group
Stoneacre Group has acquired the Gilder Group, adding the Mitsubishi and Honda franchises to the group.
The acquisition took place on 1 July 2017 with the Sheffield Honda dealership opening at a brand-new location on Archer Road, Sheffield. The Rotherham and Chesterfield sites for Honda and Mitsubishi will remain at Doncaster Road and Lockoford Lane respectively.
All staff across the three dealerships will be transferred as part of the acquisition and remain under the Honda and Mitsubishi banners.
Originally founded in 1994, Stoneacre is a family-owned business that has evolved to become one of the UK’s fastest growing and most successful car dealers. Currently, the company owns more than 42 dealerships across the UK and offers nearly 200 new car models, as well as 4,000 used cars.This is the first time that the company has taken on the Honda and Mitsubishi franchises.
Shaun Foweather, managing director of Stoneacre, commented: “We’re thoroughly excited and proud to be representing these two franchises. It is two more leading brands to add to our growing portfolio and we are looking forward to the challenge that it will bring.
“We’re also delighted to retain the services of all staff members from the three Gilder dealerships. Consistency is key to customer satisfaction and we’re committed to providing the best service possible. We hope our customers appreciate the investment and development that has been made. We look forward to welcoming them into our showrooms in the near future.”
For more information on Stoneacre, or to find your nearest dealership, visit www.stoneacre.co.uk