We are Imperial

Imperial Commercials is the largest Independent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group in the UK with 39 dealer locations. IMPERIAL Commercials is also the largest DAF Trucks Dealer Group in the UK. We have 24 DAF Trucks Dealerships, DAF Trucks is our largest franchise partner. Our Head Office is in High Wycombe. We have 14 ATF sites, able to carry out DVSA MOT’s on Commercial Vehicles they are at They are at ATF Ayr, ATF Birmingham, ATF Bristol, ATF Dagenham, ATF Derby, ATF Doncaster, ATF Frome, ATF Hatfield, ATF Hull, ATF Ipswich, ATF Nottingham, ATF Norwich, ATF Peterborough and ATF Worcester.

We are owned by IMPERIAL Holdings SA (www.imperial.co.za) with approximately 56,000 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, used trucks and new and used vans.

Our other franchise partners are VW Commercial Vehicles, FORD Commercials, Mercedes-Benz Truck & Van, FIAT Professional, LDV, MAN Trucks, RENAULT Trucks, NISSAN Commercial Vehicles, ISUZU Pick-ups, Iveco Truck, 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, maximizing 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 recognizing individual applications and needs.

Many of our 39 locations are open for service for 24 hours, others for extended hours - giving flexibility and optimizing vehicle availability. Of just over 1700 employees approximately 500 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 50 apprentices in training).

News

  • Congratulations Kyle

    Congratulations Kyle

    At the Annual DAF Apprentice graduation and awards event, Kyle James won the DAF, 3rd year category, Apprentice of the Year Award.

    This was a great and prestigious achievement against stiff competition and reflects the hard work Kyle has put in preparing for the competition and building on his previous year 1 & 2 finalist achievements.

    Congratulations and very well done Kyle!

  • Congratulations Imperial Commercials Nottingham

    Congratulations Imperial Commercials Nottingham

    Imperial are delighted to announce that Imperial Commercials Nottingham won ‘Technician Team of The Year’ last night at the Commercial Motor Dealer Awards 2016.

    An amazing achievement which we are extremely proud of with a 100% MOT pass rate for over a year and hanging onto the number one spot for DAFaid breakdown Dealer which all contributed to winning this prestigious award - well done Nottingham.

  • Imperial Commercials Apprenticeships

    Imperial Commercials Apprenticeships

    The Skills Show comes to the NEC Birmingham this November to inspire a new generation. Looking for careers inspiration? Uncertain about the next step to take? The UK’s largest skills and careers event, The Skills Show is packed with ideas, advice and opportunities to help young people decide which route to take into the world of work. Imperial Commercials will be showcasing The DAF Trucks National Dealer Apprentice Programme which is managed and co-ordinated for DAF Trucks by Skillnet Limited.

  • New Director At the Helm For Leading Motor Group

    New Director At the Helm For Leading Motor Group

    NEW DIRECTOR AT THE HELM FOR LEADING MOTOR GROUP

    A Derby business has appointed a new director to strengthen its services across the East Midlands. Gareth Kaye, has taken on the operational management of the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle division as part of his role as group van franchise director for the leading motor group, Imperial Commercials, which owns Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Van Centre Derby.
    Located on Ashbourne Road, the van centre is an integral part of the group’s commercial vehicle division, which also operates sites in Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent as well as several truck sites and employs 50 people.

  • Happy Customer

    Happy Customer

    Mrs Edwards collecting her 65 plate T5 on Friday from Helen Burrows Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Van Centre Nottigham. Mrs Edwards will be fully converting the van in to a camper and it’s booked in to be done today!

  • Imperial purchase Kerr & Smith

    Imperial purchase Kerr & Smith

    Imperial UK are pleased to announce that they have completed the purchase of the Kerr & Smith DAF & Iveco Service Dealership in Wheatpark Road, Ayr. The purchase is a great addition to the Imperial brand and will give our UK operation 39 dealer locations.

    The business will become part of the Imperial Commercials Scottish Region under the control of Willie Minty – Regional Director.

  • Truckfest Scotland A Big Success

    Truckfest Scotland A Big Success

    Another successful Truckfest at Ingliston Show Ground near Edinburgh, blessed with some of the best weather we have seen for a number of years. With a wide range of customer vehicles and DAF Demonstrator vehicles on display, the Showtrekker Unit and for the first time we had the DAF Family Activity Marquee. With a driver simulator, kids colouring competition, tattoos and a DAF Merchandise area this proved to be very popular. We also sold DAF “goodie bags” and raised over £9000 for charity over the weekend and would thank all our visitors for their generosity. All in all a great weekend for all the family.

  • NOTTINGHAM BUSINESS HELPS TRANSPORT DOWNIE SISTERS TO RIO

    NOTTINGHAM BUSINESS HELPS TRANSPORT DOWNIE SISTERS TO RIO

    Two Nottingham gymnastic sensations are on the road to success at the Rio Olympics after a local business is helping them travel in style.

    Following the announcement that the Downie sisters are part of the GB squad, Volkswagen Van Centre Nottingham is set to provide a Transporter Kombi to transport their support crew and equipment to the airport.

    As the first British gymnastic sisters to compete together in an Olympic Games, Becky (24) and Ellie (16) are thrilled to be part of the team representing Great Britain and delighted that a business in their home town is already behind them.

  • DERBY VAN CENTRE WELCOMES NEW HEAD OF BUSINESS

    DERBY VAN CENTRE WELCOMES NEW HEAD OF BUSINESS

    A Derby van centre has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of a new head of business. With more than 42 years of industry experience, David May, has taken the helm at Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Van Centre Derby. The 60-year-old has held key managerial roles and regional positions for major franchises and manufacturers across Yorkshire, including MAN and Gilder Group….

  • The Skills Show at the NEC

    The Skills Show at the NEC

    The Skills Show comes to the NEC Birmingham this November to inspire a new generation Looking for careers inspiration? Uncertain about the next step to take? The UK’s largest skills and careers event, The Skills Show is packed with ideas, advice and opportunities to help young people decide which route to take into the world of work. Free to attend, The Skills Show will take place at the NEC Birmingham from 17 to 19…

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