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Park's of Hamilton Holdings

Business Address: Park's of Hamilton Holdings, Park House, 14 Bothwell Road, Hamilton, ML3 0AY

Country: Scotland,

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About Park's of Hamilton Holdings

PARK'S is one of Scotland's largest and most successful motor groups, operating a diverse portfolio of luxury, niche and volume franchises from various locations throughout Scotland.

In addition to motor vehicle retailing, our group operates 4 petrol forecourts, two large body repair centres in Hillington and East Kilbride and a fast-fit outlet as well as one of the largest trade parts wholesaling operations in Scotland. Completing the line-up is Park's of Hamilton, Scotland's leading luxury coach operators with in excess of 120 coaches, which cater for both business and leisure travel throughout Britain and Europe. 

Our coaches division was strengthened in 1996 with the acquisition of Trathens Travel Services Ltd, an express coach operator incorporating Star Riders, based in Plymouth.

The company is wholly owned by Douglas Park who founded the business in 1971 as a small, three-coach operation. Park's expanded into the Motor Trade in 1977 with a Datsun franchise in Hamilton and added a second in Strathaven one year later. A steady progression since then has included our appointments as agents for Honda and BMW in 1986 and in 1992, our completion in East Kilbride of the UK's first ever multi-franchise complex featuring Citroen, Fiat, Honda, Kia, Nissan, Renault and Suzuki. 

In June 1998, a further substantial investment in Ayrshire resulted in the acquisition of an additional 7 showrooms and in 2003, we completed our development in Ayr of Scotland's first P.A.G. (Premier Automotive Group) site, incorporating the franchises of Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover. 

In 2004, the Company enjoyed its first expansion into the Fife region and thereby increased its representation of Renault. In December 2006, Park's consolidated their position as one of the UK's foremost BMW dealers with the acquisition of Henry Bros BMW businesses in Glasgow and Hillington, thereby becoming Scotland's largest BMW group. In 2009, Park’s extended its portfolio to become Scotland’s only official Overfinch distributor under the name Overfinch Scotland, which specialises in bespoke Range Rovers.

In January 2011, Park's Motor Group welcomed the latest addition to the group; opening the doors to Park's Saab on Doonfoot Road, Ayr. 2012 saw further expansion as our Renault Irvine site was developed bringing Fiat, Nissan, Suzuki, Dacia to the area as well as a Honda aftersales facility.

There was further growth in 2013 with the addition of Douglas Park BMW Motorrad, which specialises in the sale of new and used motorcycles as well as aftersales operation covering West Central Scotland. This year also saw the opening of our Honda dealership on Doonfoot Road, Ayr further strengthening our Ayrshire business.

2014 saw our business develop once again with the addition of a second Citroen and Kia dealership on Dundyvan Road, Coatbridge as well as welcoming Peugeot to the portfolio. Peugeot is based out our new site in Standhill, Bathgate along with our third Kia dealership.

Our prestige offering has also expanded this year as we welcome Maserati. Based on Almada Street Hamilton, Park’s Maserati will cover Glasgow and West of Scotland and be the sole distributor of the brand in these areas.

On the 19th January 2016 we completed the acquisition of Macrae and Dick. Macrae and Dick have a long and illustrious history in the Scottish motor retail trade after forming in 1878 to sell horse drawn carriages.

The acquisition of the 12 dealerships boosted our representation of previous partners as well as adding some new franchises to our portfolio. It saw the addition of BMW and MINI in Stirling, Land Rover and Jaguar in Inverness and Honda in both Inverness and Aberdeen. New partnerships were formed with Mazda and Toyota who we now represent in Inverness whilst the deal added four Ford dealerships in Inverness, Elgin, Perth and Stirling.

The deal enhances the geographic spread of the group all over Scotland as well as solidifying our representation of many of our franchise partners.

Park's Motor Group has itself become a strong brand name synonymous with quality and value for money in all segments of the market.