Founded in 1908 by John Looker as a bicycle retailer, Looker Plc is a UK-based leading motor retailer and aftersales services group that represent 32 manufacturer brands and selling a wide range of new and used vehicles from 150 franchise dealerships across UK and Ireland. The group sell both new and used vehicle through fleet, retail, and leasing channel with an aftersale operations that offers servicing, MOT, parts, and body repair. Over the years, the group expanded itself through various significant investments, acquisitions, and organic growth. The group acquired Platts Harris, Toyoto dealership, Braid group, SMAC Continental, Charles Hurst, Neville Johnston, Taggarts, Brammall, Get Motoring UK (Now Rosedale), Lomond Audi, Chipperfield Holdings, Colbornes, Vikings Canterbury Ltd, Amersham, Benfield Motor Group, Drayton group and Knights North West. The group’s shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1973 as LON: LOOK.
The group offers a range of many popular car and motorcycle brands though its dealership and it have thousands of used cars in stock anytime. Its car & commercial vehicles dealership brands include Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cupra, Citroen, Honda, Land Rover, Nissan, Skoda, VW Commercials, Dacia, Hyundai, Lexus, Peugeot, Smart, Volvo, DS, Jaguar, Maserati, Polestar, Toyota, Ferrari, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Vauxhall, Ford, Kia, Mini, Seat and Volkswagen and its Motorcycles dealership brands include BMW, Honda and Yamaha. It aims to have right brands in the right locations. Its customers buy new car from them in return of their used car to support its used car business.
The group offer its services through two core divisions: Motor division and leasing division. The Motor division of the group is operated through three brands that include Charles Hurst, Lookers and Taggarts. Charles Hurst was acquired by the group in 1996, which offer customers a wide choice of new and used premium cars such as Bentley, Lexus, Jaguar, Ferrari, Vauxhall, Nissan, Citroen, Maserati and Aston Martin. Lookers offer car bands such as Renault, Citroen, Ford, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Taggarts was acquired in 2003 and offers the franchises of Nissan, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Hyundai and Peugeot across Motherwell and Glasgow.
The group’s Leasing division operates through five segments: Vehicle Rental Services, Fleet Financial, Lookers Leasing, Rosedale and Lookers Fleet Services. The vehicle rental services has provided many independent operators with a wide range of vehicles. Fleet Financial has a wide range of portfolio that includes more than 3,500 vehicles and it supports business users in Northern Ireland as a part of the Charles Hurst Group.
The Lookers Leasing brand offers businesses a flexible and easy way to access the latest vehicles and help customeres find a range of tailored vehicle funding and management packages. Rosedale has recently launched a new responsive website which helps deliver an improved customer experience. The Lookers fleet services offer a range of vehicle management packages that are personalised according to customer needs.
LOOKERS PLC 3 Etchells Road, West Timperley WA14 5XS United Kingdom