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Arnold Clark welcomes Machargs to the family

The Arnold Clark Group are happy to announce that Europe’s largest vehicle showroom Machargs will now trade as Arnold Clark Automobiles.

Machargs is now called 'Arnold Clark Motorstore', and is sporting the new Arnold Clark branding

Machargs is now called 'Arnold Clark Motorstore', and is sporting the new Arnold Clark branding

Arnold Clark Welcomes Machargs to the Family

The Arnold Clark Group are happy to announce that Europe’s largest vehicle showroom, Machargs, will now trade as Arnold Clark Automobiles.

Originally opened by W.S. Macharg, H.W. Rennie and A.E. Lindsay, Machargs (known at the time as Macharg, Rennie & Lindsay Limited), has been synonymous with high standards of quality and customer service since its inception in 1921.

The company propelled itself to success over a period of nearly 100 years and has developed strong roots with the local Glasgow community. Set against the backdrop of the iconic River Clyde, on South Street, Machargs couldn’t be in a better location for accessibility, putting it at the heart of the Clydeside area and contributing hugely to regeneration efforts.

‘Part of the family’

Machargs, now one of Scotland’s most successful car dealerships, moved into the Arnold Clark group in the early 80s but continued to publicly trade as Machargs. The official move means that Machargs will now trade under the name ‘Arnold Clark Motorstore’.

Commenting on the move, Sir Arnold Clark said: ‘Machargs shares the same ethos as Arnold Clark in that we offer genuine value for money and we are excited to have the opportunity to officially have Machargs as part of our family.

Machargs shares the same ethos as Arnold Clark in that we offer genuine value for money
The newly branded Arnold Clark Motorstore dealership will include a wide range of models, including affordable vehicles with excellent finance options as well as the top of the range prestigious line. Together we truly can cater for all needs.’

‘State of the art facilities’

Machargs will not move from its current location on South Street, which was custom built in 2006. The dealership is famously known as the largest car showroom in Europe with an impressive 3-storey complex with access to over 15,000 cars. The illuminated three-storey complex houses over 600 vehicles including Sir Arnold’s impressive collection of classic cars which are truly distinctive and ooze vintage class. It’s worth a visit just to catch a glimpse of them.

The refurbished dealership will showcase the new Arnold Clark branding and will become a flagship Arnold Clark dealership. The striking modern signage has already been used for the brand new Motorstore recently opened in Leeds.

Keith Pennie, General Manager comments: “We are very excited about the official move to the Arnold Clark Group.

We will still offer the same professional and friendly experience that Machargs long-term customers know and love
We will still offer the same professional and friendly experience that Machargs long-term customers know and love, and we hope that our new customers enjoy the new state of the art facilities that will come with the move.”

You can expect the same warm, friendly welcome from the usual Machargs’ team so you can be sure your visit will be a pleasant one. In addition to this, refurbishments will see the introduction of a comfortable waiting area with complementary hot drinks and free WiFi. A fantastic children’s play area will also keep your little ones amused. This means you can relax with a coffee and surf the net while the Machargs team cater to your motoring needs.

If you can’t make it to the Arnold Clark Motorstore then look online for your nearest branch and search over 15,000 cars on the award-winning website, arnoldclark.com.

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Natalie Little
Natalie Little

Staff Writer at Arnold Clark

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