Thompson Commercials have been an Isuzu Truck dealer since 2012, covering Humberside, North Yorkshire, Teesside, County Durham and Tyne & Wear, and this relationship continues to grow with the announcement that Isuzu Truck has now appointed the company as full Isuzu Truck Dealers for the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area, with immediate effect.
At the same time, Isuzu Truck has also signed an agreement with Thompsons for their Grimsby branch to become an official Authorised Repairer for Isuzu Trucks.
Announcing details of this dealer expansion agreement with Thompsons, ITUK’s Managing Director Pete Murphy said, “Thompson Commercials are a very professional business indeed and our team work really well with their Dealer Group management team. We are both very aligned in terms of future plans to drive the business forward. The expansion of their dealer territory into the Sheffield area, as well as providing additional aftermarket support in Grimsby and Lincolnshire, is a natural extension to this successful partnership.”
Thompson Commercials has been established in the Sheffield area for over fifteen years, and are now providing full Sales, Service, and Parts support for the Isuzu Truck brand, through extensive workshop and parts facilities in Sheffield, in addition to a dedicated Isuzu Truck sales team covering the region, with demonstrator vehicles available at various GVW’s and body specifications.
“With an experienced team of professionals here in Sheffield and our long-term knowledge and understanding of the Isuzu Truck product across the Group, we believe that there are great opportunities for us to significantly increase the Isuzu vehicle parc locally, as well as providing high levels of aftermarket support to existing ITUK customers in South Yorkshire,” said Ellis Thorpe, Dealer Principal, Thompson Commercials.
Ellis continues, “Also established over fifteen years ago, our Grimsby depot is fully geared up to supplying existing Isuzu Truck customers with first class proven aftermarket service support.”
Thompson Group Ltd is a company born over the span of several decades, with roots that were in the cycle and motorcycle business established in the old East Riding of Yorkshire back in 1910 before progressing to become Thompsons of Beverley. The privately-owned company has now become one of the leading dealership groups in the UK with a £66m turnover and currently employs over 185 staff.
ITUK’s appointment of Thompson Commercials in both Sheffield and Grimsby compliments the current three Isuzu Truck dealerships in Hull, Teesside, and Newcastle.
Summarising the growth of Thompsons relationship with ITUK, Ellis Thorpe concludes, “The growth of Isuzu Truck sales here in the UK has been a remarkable success story and for Thompsons it’s been a fantastic addition to our product portfolio. In particular, the last two years we have seen sales of new Isuzu trucks literally take off across the whole of our designated trading region. Having the Isuzu Truck franchise has made a huge difference to our business across the board, not just in new vehicle sales, but also in its contribution to our thriving aftermarket business.