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Our long-standing partner relationships

One of Inchcape’s core strengths is the length of our main OEM relationships. Stretching back to the 1960s when we first began working in partnership with Toyota, we have fostered and maintained close relationships with some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers, as well as adding new partnerships with many others over the decades.

Toyota Motor Corporation

Our partnership with Toyota is the longest in our portfolio, with 54 years of representation as a distributor in geographies that reach from South East Asia to East Africa and from Europe to the Americas. Our partnership with TMC includes all variations of our business model – distribution with exclusive retail, such as in Hong Kong and Singapore; distribution with a managed retail network, such as Greece; and retail only, such as our operations in the UK. The partnership extends to both passenger and commercial vehicles, a segment that we have expanded more recently in South America.

 

Locations

DISTRIBUTION:
Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Macau, North Macedonia, Saipan, Romania, Singapore, Chile & Colombia (Hino only)

RETAIL:
Russia (in transition out of the business), UK

Jaguar Land Rover

Inchcape and Jaguar Land Rover’s partnership is one of long standing, reaching back over 50 years in total. We have continued our JLR growth story right up to the present day, with distribution contracts awarded for Thailand, Colombia, Kenya and Poland in recent years, with the addition of Indonesia in 2021. We now represent Jaguar and Land Rover as either a distributor or retailer in 13 markets on four continents.

 

Locations

DISTRIBUTION:
Chile, Colombia, Estonia, Finland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, Kenya, Macau, Poland, Thailand

RETAIL:
Russia (in transition out of the business), UK

Suzuki

We have a partnership with Suzuki stretching over 40 years, significantly expanding this relationship in 2018 through acquisition and the awarding of distribution contracts in Costa Rica and Panama. This expansion added to our established South America platform with our first move into Central America and in 2021 we added Barbados and several Caribbean islands to our portfolio.

 

Locations

DISTRIBUTION:
Argentina, Barbados*, Costa Rica, Panama, Singapore
*Indicates the base of care distribution operations which also serves neighbouring islands.

Mercedes-Benz

In 2019 we signed our first distribution contracts with Mercedes-Benz for both passenger and commercial vehicles in Uruguay and Ecuador, followed by a further agreement in January 2020 to become the distributor for Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles in Colombia. During 2020 and 2021 we continued our consolidation and are now Mercedes’ number one distribution partner in Latin America.

 

Locations

DISTRIBUTION:
Barbados*, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guam*, Guatemala, Uruguay,

RETAIL:
UK

*Indicates the base of care distribution operations which also serves neighbouring islands.

VW Group

Inchcape has a retail-only partnership with VW Group and represents the core VW brands as well as the performance marque Porsche. Our VW Group relationship extends
to over 30 years and we are present today as a Retail operator in the UK and Russia.

 

Locations

DISTRIBUTION:
Chile

RETAIL:
Russia (in transition out of the business), UK

BMW Group

Our partnership with BMW Group is over 30 years strong and has been a key focus for consolidated growth, especially in the Baltic region where we now represent the brand in all three countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. In 2020 we were awarded the Distribution contracts for MINI in Chile and for MINI and BMW Motorrad (the brand’s motorcycle division) in Peru, consolidating our position in those markets. As well as holding Distribution contracts in South America, we also have significant operations of BMW Group’s brands in our Retail-only markets: UK, Poland and Russia.

 

Locations

DISTRIBUTION:
Chile, Estonia, Guam, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Peru

RETAIL:
Poland, Russia (in transition out of the business), UK

Subaru

Inchcape’s Distribution partnership with Subaru is one of the most important in our portfolio and an example of the close collaboration between the Group and our brand partners. We distribute and operate the brand in Australia, maintaining Subaru’s highest share globally in that market. Subaru was the OEM brand central to our first significant expansion in South America in 2016 which has helped to create a platform for further growth in the region.

 

Locations

DISTRIBUTION:
Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, New Zealand, Peru

Our brand relationships