News: Further PSA integration with Vauxhall is GO

Motortrader.com

UK Dealers are beginning to see the first signs of integration of the Vauxhall and PSA retail networks following PSA’s acquisition of GM’s Opel and Vauxhall business in Europe last year.

According to papers lodged at Companies House Peugeot Citroen Retail CEO James Weston and finance and group strategy director Simon Lawrence have been appointed to the board of Go Motor Retailing, which trades as Go Vauxhall.

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Peugeot – Citroen Retail Chief Executive Officer James Weston joins the board of directors of Go Motor Retailing which trades in the UK as Go Vauxhall
Go Motor Retailing is rated 122 in the Motor Trader Top 200 with annual turnover of £88.8m while Peugeot Citroen Retail is rated 14 with annual turnover of £885.9m

A spokesman for Vauxhall told Motor Trader: “Going forward, the new leadership team will be in a strong position to consider how best to respond strategically to the evolving UK market and start to shape the next successful chapter for the business.

These appointments signal just part of the PACE plan launched by Opel Vauxhall in November 2017 to immediately unleash the Vauxhall performance in the UK and pave the way to a sustainable future

In 2017 the anti-trust authorities gave the go ahead to PSA’s acquisition of GM’s Opel and Vauxhall business in Europe.

Following the acquisition dealer property specialist Knight Frank forecasted some “network reorganisation” in the retail networks of PSA and Vauxhall in the UK.

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