Summer 2016 is an exciting time for Snows Group, as the month of August sees the company take over two Toyota dealerships, acquired from WKB Group. WKB Director David Kilby has made the decision to retire after 25 years with the business, passing management of Toyota Chichester and Waterlooville to Snows Group, who now run eight Toyota dealerships in the South and South West of England.
This brings the Group’s total number of dealerships up to thirty, with Toyota being the biggest division – with dealerships in Chichester, Exeter, Hedge End, Honiton, Paignton, Plymouth, Southampton, and Waterlooville. You can get in touch with them using the details here. Snows SEAT follows, with five different sites. Find their locations here.
Snows Group is now looking forward to bringing its particular zest for the motor industry to two new locations, Chichester and Waterlooville. It already has a presence in the surrounding area, thanks to BMW, MINI, and SEAT dealerships located in Portsmouth, where the Group has been involved in the motor trade since the 1980s.
For the foreseeable future, Chichester and Waterlooville will continue to trade as WKB Toyota, though under the management of Snows Group. Overall responsibility for the dealerships will now fall to Snows Group Directors Phil Maddison and Alex Domone. They are excited about the opportunities the acquisition presents, with Phil stating that ‘Toyota Chichester and Waterlooville join our growing number of Toyota franchises, enabling Snows Group staff to assist a wider community with their expertise. Both new and existing customers at WKB Toyota will now benefit from the advantages that come with being attached to a large dealer group, including increased buying power and access to a greater volume of used vehicle stock’.
Existing customers will continue to receive an excellent customer experience, and Snows Group hopes to welcome new customers with some fantastic events already in the calendar. Providing both new and approved used vehicles (including Motability); a fantastic servicing and parts facility; and a corporate team to find solutions to business requirements, WKB Toyota will remain just as dedicated to the community under Snows Group management as it has been for the last 25 years.
Snows Group looks forward to what it is sure will be a successful future at WKB Toyota, and welcomes all customers into the fold.
Snows Group has eight Toyota dealerships in the South and South West, located in Chichester, Exeter, Hedge End, Honiton, Paignton, Plymouth, Southampton, and Waterlooville. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows Group, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore.
Author: Charlotte Saunders
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