Automatic distribution. Movements in networks in December 2022

Several car brands have reported the latest movements in their distribution networks in December 2022. In particular, note the arrival in France of the Spanish Oliva Motor group, which has taken over the BMW-Mini dealership in Perpignan.

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The Tenedor group has strengthened its position with the Toyota brand in the Aisne, following the opening of an outlet in Soissons in January.

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BMW

The German manufacturer announced this Spain’s Oliva Motor group has taken over the brand’s distributorship in Perpignan After the acquisition of the Alart company managed by Franck Alart. Apart from BMW, Mini and BMW Motorrad, Oliva Motors also distributes Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Honda and MG brands. The Catalan operator has been operating with the German group’s brands in Girona, 100 kilometers from Perpignan, since 2017, but it mainly operates in Tarragona, Reus and Tortosa, south of Barcelona.

The Mini site in the center of Grenoble (Royal SA) belonging to the Pautric group has ceased its after-sales activities. However, it retains the sale of new cars of the English brand. Repairs are carried out from the Meylan concession (Isère).

BMW France also confirms the sale of ABM Agen and ABM Périgueux, controlled by the Sipa group, to Eden Auto. The latter also sold the business from the Montauban site (Tarn-et-Garonne) to the Raguin family.

The acquisition by GCA of Dynamism Automobiles (Sébastien Richer), which distributes BMW and Mini in Angers and Saumur (Main-et-Loire), was also recorded in December 2022.

Mercedes Benz

Located in Avermes (Allier) and belonging to the Maurin group, Étoile 03 Moulins stopped at concession 1.er January 2023 distribution of utility vehicles. This site maintains the authorized repair activity of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles, as well as the sale and repair of German passenger cars. At Étoile 03 Montluçon, small car sales are changing (Connects).

LG Royan Automobiles, which distributes a range of passenger cars, has been selected as an approved repairer for utility vehicles at site 1 (Ludovic Garcia).er January 2023.

Nissan

The Altaïr group, led by Jérôme Daumont, closed its outlet in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois (Essonne) in December 2022. The operator continues to cover the territory with the Nissan dealer in Viry-Châtillon (Essonne).

Within the Nissan Trucks network, the manufacturer marks the closure of the La Rochelle plant operated by the France Poids Lourds group.

Stellantis

The manufacturer informs us of the takeover of the activities of Alfa Romeo and Jeep in Castres by the Sud Auto group headed by Laurent Toulemonda. The latter already distributes Citroën, DS, Fiat and Fiat Professional brands in Tarn sub-prefecture, as well as Citroën in Mazamet (Tarn) and Revel (Haute-Garonne). Alfa Romeo and Jeep panels were previously represented in Castres by the Tressol-Chabrier group (Mondial Park Auto).

Westhoek Automobiles (Priod group) in Dunkirk (North) added a Jeep panel to the Opel brand panel at the end of 2022.

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The Priod group is developing with the Jeep brand in Dunkirk, where it is already present at Opel.

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The Pedinielli Automobiles group, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023, has been appointed to distribute Abarth in the Manosque (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) and Gap (Hautes-Alpes) regions. Headed by Romain Pedinielli, the entity is already established in Manosque with the brands Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Hyundai, Isuzu and SsangYong. Available at Gap with Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep and Isuzu. It should be noted that the family group is also a dealer in Pertuis (Hyundai, Isuzu) and Digne-les-Bains (Fiat) companies.

At the end of 2022, the JMJ Automobiles group took over the distribution of Jeep, Fiat and Fiat Professional vehicles in Vesoul (Automobiles Franc-Comtoise; Haute-Saône), where it was already with Citroen.

The manufacturer also confirms that the LS Group has ceased operations in Nanterre with the brands Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat, Abarth and Fiat Professional. These fall into the hands of the FCA Motor Village subsidiary. The Parot group in Châteauroux (Indre) has sold the distribution of Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Fiat and Fiat Professional to Gerald Richard (Amplitude) at the end of 2022.

Toyota

The Tenedor group opened a concession in January 2023 in Soissons (Aisne) in the colors of the Japanese brand (TTR cars). The operator already markets Toyota in Laon (Aisne), Reims and Épernay (Marne).

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