DAF Dealer group, HTC Group, has completed the acquisition of Barnes DAF, the long-standing and successful DAF Dealer with locations in Guildford and Shoreham.

HTC is one of the largest dealer groups in the DAF Network, adding to its existing sites in Heathrow, Dunstable, Park Royal, Reading, Oxford, Croydon, Belvedere and Hemel Hempstead, and taking its total dealer points to ten. In turn, HTC is owned by Ballyvesey Holdings since 2007 alongside other businesses such as Montgomery Distribution, CVA, Montracon, Mercedes truck dealers, Intercounty Truck & Van, Midlands Truck & Van and Scania dealerships West Penning Trucks. 

The acquisition includes transfer of all staff from Barnes DAF, thus ensuring continuity for customers across Sales, Service and Parts departments. The move also attests to HTC’s ambitions for growth in the south of England, and bolstering its already excellent reputation for high-quality customer support. 

Peter Gibbons, Managing Director at HTC Group, said, “I’m thrilled to witness the growth of our business and extend a warm welcome to our new colleagues. The addition of the two dealerships enhances our DAF representation, reinforcing our commitment to providing top-tier service to our customers.”

John McMenamin, Dealer Development Director at DAF Trucks, added, “Barnes DAF has established an excellent reputation for the DAF marque locally, and, with all staff transferring across, the team’s dedication to customer support will move forward under a different banner. It’s crucial that our customers are unaffected by this move,” he said, “and I know that service levels will remain at a very high level under the guidance of HTC.”

Barnes DAF
Barnes DAF sold to Ballyvesey Holdings company, HTC Group