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Independent Renault Trucks distributor Sparks Commercial Services is on an expansion drive across the South West with the acquisition of Renault Truck Commercials Exeter.

The purchase sees the dealership rebranded as Sparks Commercials Exeter and takes the number of Sparks Commercial Services sites to five. The other four sites are in Southampton, Portsmouth, Poole and Swindon.

All 12 former employees of Renault Truck Commercials Exeter will transfer to Sparks Commercial Services to join its workforce of 122.

Michael Spark (pictured), director, says: “We are delighted to welcome the new site and all its staff to the Sparks Commercials family.

“Sparks Commercials Exeter is a perfect strategic fit for us in terms of location, with excellent access to the M5 and A30, and underpins our growth plans to further develop our business across the South and South West of England.

“Furthermore, key members of our team already have strong links to the South West, including our commercial director Wayne Petherick, making this acquisition a natural progression in line with our expansion plans.”

He added: “We have inherited a first-class team in Exeter from an established and trusted dealer that has built a loyal customer base across Devon and Cornwall, and we look forward to delivering the service excellence for which Sparks Commercial Services is renowned.

“We have a great deal to offer and we look forward to growing sales of the Renault Trucks brand in this important region.”

Sparks Commercials Exeter, which is on Marsh Road in Marsh Barton, sells new and used Renault trucks ranging from 2.8 tonnes to 44 tonnes, as well as the latest generation of electric vehicles, and trailers and ancillary equipment.

It also provides aftersales support for Renault Trucks and Renault Trucks’ 24/7 roadside assistance service for Devon and Cornwall, with support from Launceston Truck Services.