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Renault-Nissan hit the sales top spot

Renault-Nissan are celebrating hitting the top spot as the world’s biggest seller of light vehicles in 2017. Nissan motors boast a record high of 5.82 million with Renault reporting 3.76 million in sales. The group was helped along by the inclusion of Mitsubishi motors with sales of 1.03 million which together, knocked the Volkswagen group off the leader position held in the previous year.

It could be said that the organisational strategy of combining franchises with a focus on sharing parts and processes are paying dividends as companies look to market and develop ranges, especially in respect of hybrid / electric models and technology.

It is reported, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has pledged to make scale an advantage and is focused on increasing savings to 10 billion euros ($12 billion) by 2022 with a view to increase annual sales to 14 million units.

(source information: The Independent online /

SG Petch plans to invest in used car supermarket for the North East

SG Petch are a regional, family run dealer group based across the North East of England. They have dealerships in York, Darlington, Durham, Richmond and Middlesbrough with plans to add another site.

The group are planning to open a used car supermarket in 2018 and have already agreed a long term lease deal covering a two-acre plot in Middleborough.

“In the year to 30 April 2017 SG Petch saw pre-tax profits rise 13.9% to £1.28m on turnover up 6.1% to £164.9m.”

At John Gibson Associates we are actively working with businesses across the North East servicing their recruitment needs. If you have a live vacancy and would like our assistance or you are a candidate interested in hearing more about the automotive jobs we are working on in the area, contact us today on 01904 628077 or email us at [email protected]

(source information: Motor Trader news)

£12m boost for Lookers Volvo and Jaguar dealerships in Glasgow

Taggarts and their parent company Lookers PLC are repositioning the Jaguar and Volvo sites from Maryhill Road, Glasgow and Windmillhill Street, Motherwell to new dealerships at Hillington Park.

The brand new Jaguar facility in Glasgow will feature a 29,000ft showroom covering two floors and a 14 ramp workshop. It’s been said that the new Volvo dealership in Hillington is hugely impressive, in keeping with the standards that the brand represents.

As we know, the Volvo brand has had a huge surge in interest in recent years and looks to further solidify its name within the prestige market.

It is certainly an exciting time for both Jaguar and Volvo, with ongoing recruitment for all levels of automotive jobs across the UK within these celebrated franchises.

Contact us at John Gibson Associates on 01904 628077 to find out more about your local opportunities, and help us to help you find your perfect job.

(source information: Motor Trader news)

Auto Trader disclose most searched cars of 2017

Auto Trader have released its most searched for top 10 cars in the UK and it comes as no surprise that the BMW 3 series has topped the chart for its 7th consecutive year, according to Auto Trader. The popular BMW model was searched for over 40 million times on the website in 2017.

The list demonstrates a strong focus towards premium brands, with BMW featuring 3 times with their 1 series, 3 series and 5 series all making the top 10. The Audi A3 also made the list as well as 2 models from Mercedes.

The list includes;

8. AUDI A3

At John Gibson Associates we are delighted to work with dealer groups across the UK featuring all of the above manufacturers, if you would like to hear more about how we can assist you in your next career move.

Call us today on 01904 628077 to see what we can do for you.

(source information: Auto Trader)