Saga Mercedes-Benz enters UK

French dealership Saga Mercedes-Benz has expanded into the UK through the acquisition of Kent-based Sparshatt Truck & Van.

Sparshatt employs more than 230 people across its headquarters in Sittingbourne. The company will continue to represent Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Vans under its existing name with no interruption of service to customers or changes of staff.

Dealer principal Steve Rooney said: “The vehicle and transport industries are going through a period of rapid change, which is only going to accelerate as electrification becomes more mainstream. Joining the Saga family secures our long-term future and allows us to plan ahead with full confidence.

Philippe Canetti, director at Saga Mercedes-Benz Trucks, added: “This move into the UK is an important step for us to grow our presence in matured markets across Europe.”

Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK managing director Heiko Selzam said: “As well as being great news for both Sparshatt Truck & Van and Saga, this significant development is proof that our dealer network, and the UK transport sector in general, are attractive places for investment.”

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