Used car dealer, Think Cars, has been acquired by Peter Cooper

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Photo: Peter Cooper Motor Group

Think Cars is a car dealer based in Bransgore (near Christchurch) which sells used and prestigious cars, including Aston Martin, Porsche, Range Rover, McLaren, Mercedes Benz and Caterham.

Peter Cooper Motor Group acquired the business, with its assets and staff, including Kristian Robinson, the managing director.

Kristian Robinson will move into a wider group, where he will enter a buying role as well as continue to be hands-on at Think Cars to ensure continuity.

This acquisition is a great fit for Think Cars and our staff. I’ve long admired The Peter Cooper Motor Group for its business performance, customer service ethos and strategic position in the market.

As part of our successful business we have carved out a niche for bespoke cars and I know our customers will welcome this acquisition and I look forward to seeing it grow as part of the Peter Cooper Motor Group.

Kristian Robinson, Managing Director, Think Cars

Peter Cooper Motor Group has 245 staff and a turnover of more than £100m in 2019.

The group operates Volkswagen dealerships in Southampton, Hedge End, Portsmouth and Chichester and a body repair centre in Bognor Regis.

Peter Cooper also owns and runs Prestige Cars in Hedge End and Peter Cooper Leasing.

This is an extremely important acquisition for the Peter Cooper Motor Group and will not only expand our influence within the regional automotive industry but also our geographical reach to the outskirts of Dorset.

Think Cars is a very strong and stable business and like our businesses, is much loved by its customers. Both businesses share the same family ethos and ambition which is focused on excellent customer care.

As well as the used car operation, the deal adds a new franchise, SsangYong, to Peter Cooper.

SsangYong as a SUV car manufacturer is becoming stronger in the market place and we are delighted to have this brand on board as part of the group.

We aim to continue the great work that Think Cars does for its local community and also to bring our aftersales skills with Volkswagen to their doorsteps as well.

Darren Cooper, Managing Director, Peter Cooper Motor Group
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