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 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).


  • Success for Group Van Director on TV Quiz Show

    Success for Group Van Director on TV Quiz Show

    As a director of a highflying Nottingham van franchise Gareth Kaye is used to handling tough questions. But for Gareth, Group Van Director of Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Van Centre Nottingham, he took being quizzed in his stride after coming away a winner on Channel 4’s Fifteen to One.

  • Weeping Window

    Weeping Window

    Thousands of ceramic poppies used in the Tower of London display, to mark 100 years since the start of World War One, are being displayed across the north of England.

    In the lead up to Remembrance Sunday DAF is proud to sponsor the transport of the Poppies around the UK.

    The presentations give people across the UK the chance to experience the impact of the iconic ceramic poppy sculptures in a range of places of particular First World War resonance.

    DAF Trucks play a key role in transporting the displays around the country for the tour, which will run until 2018 before being permanently based at the Imperial War Museums in London and Manchester.

    Last Friday Imperial Commercials along with some customers and community representative attended the private preview launch of Weeping Window at Hull City Hall.

    Poppies Weeping Window was displayed on the Hull Maritime Museum, in Queen Victoria Square, and is one of a number of events organised across the country to commemorate the centenary of the 14-18 War.



    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.

  • 17 plate deliveries

    17 plate deliveries

    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.

  • Congratulations to Lennie Crumpton

    Congratulations to Lennie Crumpton

    Congratulations to Lennie Crumpton at Hardgate Road Glasgow reaching 30 years service. Picture is Lennie Crumpton and Willie Minty.

  • Meet Luke Pitt

    Meet Luke Pitt

    Meet Luke Pitt our new Sales Executive at Imperial Commercials Ford Transit Centre Halesowen being welcomed by David Hallmen LCV Sales Manager Halesowen #FordFriday

  • FA Award for Manager at Stoke Van Business

    FA Award for Manager at Stoke Van Business

    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.

  • New Role is a resounding success for Imperial Fleet Team

    New Role is a resounding success for Imperial Fleet Team

    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.

  • Imperial Truck & Trailer Open For Business

    Imperial Truck & Trailer Open For Business

    ​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.

  • Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Donington Rally

    Imperial Commercials Volkswagen Donington Rally

    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”

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