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Sytner buys car supermarket The Car People

The Car People has been acquired by the Sytner Group to accelerate the expansion of the dealer group’s used car supermarket division.

Established in 2000, the Car People operates from four supermarkets in Wakefield, Sheffield, Manchester and Warrington, selling 18,000 vehicles a year. The news follows Sytner’s acquisition of The Car Shop in January 2017.

The takeover will be finalised this month.

Jonathan Allbones, operations director at The Car People, said: “The team are incredibly excited about the recent acquisition by Sytner.

“We want to reassure customers that Sytner has bought the business because of our values and the quality of our service, and neither the team at The Car People or our colleagues within Sytner want to see that change.

“We will always seek to evolve and continue to improve. We have a built a great team of almost 600 people across our four locations over the last 17 years and we’re looking forward to growing that team and the number of locations even more now that we’re part of the Sytner family.”

Sytner Group CEO, Darren Edwards, said: “The acquisition of The Car People enables Sytner to accelerate the expansion of our used car supermarket division and to further diversify our business into this growing sector of the market.

“We are looking forward to working with the team at The Car People and helping them to develop the team as well as looking to expand the number of sites.”

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