Spirit Motor Group has acquired Derek Burton Sales Ltd. in Kilpedder, Co Wicklow.
Over the past twenty-five years, Derek Burton Sales Ltd has built up a very successful 4×4 and commercial vehicle business with a strong emphasis on customer service. Founder and owner, Derek Burton, is retiring from the motor industry after forty years to pursue his other business interests.
Spirit Motor Group is a well-established car retail business in South County Dublin, holding a number of franchises in the area. Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Ford and Skoda each have their own showrooms across three different locations. In addition, Spirit Premium offers a select range of pre-owned vehicles prepared to the highest standard.
With the addition of Spirit Burton, Spirit Motor Group will extend its presence into Co Wicklow and will support none jobs, bringing the total number of people employed by Spirit Motor Group to 130. Current staff in Derek Burton Sales Ltd will remain with Spirit Burton, including Mark Burton and Michael Burton, as well as Cian Mahony who has been with the business since it opened.
Commenting on the announcement, Derek Burton said: “I’m confident this business will continue to thrive as part of Spirit Motor Group. All of the team looks forward to continuing our longstanding relationships with all of our customers.”
Gerard O’Farrell, Managing Director of Spirit Motor Group said: “We are delighted to have acquired this well established and highly respected business in Co Wicklow. This expansion further strengthens Spirit Motor Group’s presence in South Dublin and Wicklow and is in line with our plans for the strategic growth and development of our business. We look forward to working with all of the team from Derek Burton.”