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 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).
08 March 2017
A Derby motoring expert has received national recognition after a leading commercial vehicle manufacturer named him a ‘customer champion’.
Darren Wright, a sales executive at Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Van Centre Derby, in Ashbourne Road, Mackworth, has been selected as the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ Elite Customer Champion.
The award puts Darren, from Swadlincote, as one of the top VW van salesmen in the UK, an accolade he described as ‘fantastic’.
The 43-year-old said: “I was nominated by the sales manager, Mark Hilton, and the service manager, Elliot Austin, and I had no idea. One day I received a call from our head office saying that I had been given the award as Customer Champion and I was truly shocked.
01 March 2017
All of the Imperial van centres have been very busy as it’s 17 plate first delivery day. Pictured here a very proud owner Mr Philip Hassell of a new Volkswagen Caddy Life 2 ltr TDI 150 PSD SG with lots of Volkswagen extras. Matt Walker from Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Van Centre in Stoke handed over the keys.
15 February 2017
A service manager from Nottinghamshire is celebrating after his junior football team was awarded a much sought-after FA award.
Jon Stubbs, who works at Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Van Centre in Leek New Road, Cobridge, Stoke-on-Trent, has coached Priory Green Celtic in Kimberley for six years and says he was ‘shocked and proud’ when he was contacted by FA officials awarding the club a Charter Standard Certificate of Recognition.
08 February 2017
One of the largest independent commercial vehicle dealer groups, Imperial UK, is pleased to announce Helen Wheatley has been promoted into the new role of Group Tender Sales Executive within the Corporate Fleet Department, as part of its drive to offer specialist support to its regional business units. Helen joined Imperial 12 months ago as Group Fleet Sales Support Manager which also involved assisting the group in providing quality tender submissions. Having demonstrated a flair for completing tender documents accurately and with the business identifying this as an area for growth, the role of Group Tender Sales Executive was created. The sales support role had proved to be a significant challenge for Helen, as this was her first job in the motor industry. Helen, who had previously worked in newspaper printing roles and Government departments, now views this latest opportunity to add value to the team as an exciting development in her career.
31 January 2017
Our new Imperial Truck & Trailer TRP shop is now open for business, bringing us nearer to new and existing customers giving them fast access to a wide range of parts, competitive prices and all on their doorstep!
The new TRP Shop is located on Harpur Hill Business Park near to the Health & Safety Laboratories and specialises in supplying all makes Truck, Trailer, Van, Genuine DAF and second line DAF parts in and around the Buxton area.
12 January 2017
Dukeries Motor Club are pleased to announce that their headline sponsor for the Donington Rally on the 5th March 2017 will be Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Van Centre Derby.
After the first successful running of the event in 2016, the 2017 rally has attracted interest from many quarters, in particularly the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship. The Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Donington Rally will be round 6 of the 8 round championship and also rounds of 3 regional championship. David Baugh, Chairman of Dukeries Motor Club said “thanks to Imperial Commercials involvement in 2016 and their continued support in 2017, the event will have a higher profile and we expect to see a significant increase in spectators, together with a full entry”
09 January 2017
Housing association donates 160 winter coats to homeless charities
HOMELESS charities in Derbyshire were handed 160 winter coats by a top East Midlands housing provider just before Christmas.
Futures Housing Group, which manages almost 9,100 homes in the region, donated the coats after an organisational rebrand left it a surplus of unused uniforms.
Rather than consign them to the recycling bin, Futures joined forces with Imperial Commercials Ltd, who are based in Mackworth, Derbyshire, to ensure the coats and other items of clothing were delivered to the Hope Centre in Derby and to Kris Plumley, a Street Pastor who works with homeless people in the city.
Imperial UK, which provided Futures’ latest fleet of vans, offered to help as part of a commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) made by each of the housing group’s contractors. Printscene, another contractor on Futures’ supply chain, laundered the coats and removed old logos.
Derby-based Street Pastor, Kris Plumley, who also owns Clearfirst Services - another of Futures’ local contractors - said: “I’d like to thank Futures for the generous donation. It is impossible to explain just how much of a difference it will make but having recently read of a homeless person who froze to death in Nottingham, these coats could be the difference between life and death.
19 December 2016
Staff at a Stoke-on-Trent van firm have helped to spread Christmas cheer by raising money for Save the Children.
Employees at Imperial Commercials Van Centre Stoke on Leek New Road, Cobridge donned their festive pullovers for national Christmas Jumper Day in aid of the charity
The day encourages people from around the world to put on their festive knitwear while raising cash to help fund medicine, education, shelter and support to children throughout the world.