About IMPERIAL Commercials
IMPERIAL Commercials is the largest Independant Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group in the UK. IMPERIAL Commercials is also the largest DAF Trucks Dealer Group in the UK. We have 23 DAF Trucks Dealerships, DAF Trucks is our largest franchise partner. We have 28 sites in the UK with a Head Office in High Wycombe. We have 6 ATF sites with a 7th being built, able to carry out VOSA MOT's on Commercial Vehicles they are at ATF Derby, ATF Hull, ATF Peterborough, ATF Bristol, ATF Brimingham, ATF Frome and ATF Norwich is being built .We are owned by IMPERIAL Holdings SA with approximately 51,000 employees worldwide who are responsible for the growth and continued success of the group that began as a motor dealer in downtown Johannesburg in 1948. The Annual turnover is in the region of £6 Billion.
Here in the UK we sell new trucks and used trucks. Our other franchise partners are VW Commercial Vehicles, FORD Commercials, FIAT Professional, MAN Trucks, RENAULT Trucks, NISSAN Commercial Vehicles, ISUZU Trucks and HINO Trucks. We sell all makes parts for trucks and vans including truck accessories. We also offer all makes truck and vans servicing. We sell new vans and used vans. We sell new and used trucks.
IMPERIAL Commercials is committed to supporting truck and van operators to the highest standards, maximising vehicle availability or uptime. We offer a wide range of product and service solutions to meet the varying needs of individual vehicle users.Our intention is to provide vehicle and after sales packages on an efficient, value for money basis recognising individual applications and needs. Many of our 28 locations are open for service for 24 hours, others for extended hours - giving flexibility and optimising vehicle availability. Of just over 1000 employees approximately 400 are technician grades. We have a demonstrable commitment to continuous technical training - for both sales and technical colleagues - including a substantial apprentice programme (currently over 60 apprentices in training).
We also support our customer's interests through industry associate memberships of SOE/IRTE, Freight Transport Association and RMI.
About Our Parent Company Imperial Holdings Ltd
IMPERIAL Holdings Limited is a South African company which has extensive interests in mobility related activities in Southern Africa, Australia, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. IMPERIAL is listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange, the group is run on a decentralized management structure that actively encourages entrepreneurship, innovation and encourages industry specific best practice.
The organisations has three principle trading arms:
Car Rental & Tourism
Motor Vehicle distribution and retailing
Worldwide the group has approximately 51,000 employees who are responsible for the growth and continued success of the group that began as a motor dealer in downtown Johannesburg in 1948. Annual turnover is in the region of £6 Billion.
The logistics division operates in Southern Africa, France, Germany, Lithuania, Netherlands and Poland. It runs a fleet of more than 5,000 trucks and has a large fleet of specialist barges operating on the river Rhine. It has a range of specialist subsidiary operations including fresh food distribution in South Africa, a road tanker fleet, a 4PL logistics company and other niche activities.
Car rental and tourism is based in South Africa where the group holds the Europcar franchise and has trading links with National Car Rental and Alamo.
The motor vehicle division is the South African distributor/importer for Citroen, Daihatsu,Hyundai, Kawasaki, Kia, Renault (a joint venture with Renault) Ssanyong and Toyota Forklift.
The retail operation encompasses around 200 retail motor dealerships including a number of Ford dealerships in Australia, Nissan dealerships in Sweden and in excess of 100 dealerships in South Africa including franchises for Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Fiat, Bentley, Nissan, Jaguar, Land Rover, Honda, Ford, Mazda, Opel, Suzuki, Isuzu, Volvo, Chrysler and Colt (Mitsubishi).
IMPERIAL Holdings accounts are now available for 31/12/12, and the link is under 'Audited Preliminary Results'.
419 million kilometers travelled by Southern African transport fleet last year
5 500 trucks on logistics fleet
500 barges in Germany, transporting 50 million tons per annum
One in six vehicles sold in South Africa through IMPERIAL
One in every 3 car rental transaction in South Africa through IMPERIAL
Supply all team buses to 2010 World Cup
As part of IMPERIAL Commercials new 'What you say makes the difference' campaign, we recognise staff who have gone the extra mile and provided customer service excellence. If there is someone at IMPERIAL Commercials who has made a difference, we would welcome your feedback.
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