This month we’ve been debuting our new look at several of our dealerships.
It follows JCB Group’s acquisition of the North-Kent business Hidsons Group, back in January this year.
The acquisition of Hidsons Group by the JCB Group, not only expanded our extensive reach but also increased our offering in North Kent. It has introduced new partnerships with automotive brands KIA, Citroën, Mitsubishi and SsangYong, who were not previously offered by our portfolio.
The acquired locations in Ebbsfleet and Rainham compliment the prime locations already held in Ashford, Gillingham, Sittingbourne, Crawley, Worthing, Brighton and Eastbourne.
JCB Group Managing Director Jonathan Bischoff said: “We’ve worked really hard over the past eight months, ensuring that the dealerships previously owned by the Hidsons Group benefited from our larger scale; making investments in staff training and improvements to premises to ensure that customers benefit from a far greater offering."
“As well-known and established names in the area, the decision to bring these two families together under one title was not taken lightly. However, as we look to the future and expand into new operations, it’s important that we present a clear identity to our customers, staff and our suppliers. We’ve introduced the JCB trading name at the sites in Northfleet (Ebbsfleet) and Rainham, operating one website (thejcbgroup.co.uk) and a staff uniform, in the hope that this simplifies customer choice."
“Our focus has always been on looking after our customers and offering reliable vehicles which are value-for-money, as well as offering a localised, personalised service and approachable and knowledgeable staff."
“As a regional business, we’ve got the bulk-buying power of a national organisation which we pass on to you, our customers, helping you to save money on your motoring costs.”
Pictured is Managing Director, Jonathan Bischoff, outside the JCB Kia branch in Rainham.