Marshall expands Mercedes-Benz coverage with Pentagon Commercials growth

Marshall Motor Holdings (MMH) is to expand Mercedes-Benz Truck and Van dealer Pentagon Commercials dealer network in Southampton.

Pentagon Commercials was part of Ridgeway, which Marshall acquired in a £107 million deal earlier this year.

MMH chief executive Daksh Gupta has pledged to back plans for a bigger Truck focussed site in Southampton and a dedicated Van sales and service centre elsewhere in the city.

The Pentagon Commercials team has been led since 2009 by dealer principal Gary Brown, who previously spent five years in senior dealer management roles with Mercedes-Benz UK.

Gupta said: “As a business which is best-known as a car and light commercial vehicle retailer, we are particularly excited to be extending our portfolio by adding sales of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

“A truck is a business purchase rather than a discretionary one, and requires a high degree of after sales support. This is an area we have identified as offering significant potential for growth at Pentagon.”  

MMH was already servicing Mercedes-Benz trucks and Mercedes-Benz vans, following its purchase of the London-based SG Smith Group in 2015. 

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