MFG and Euro Garages buy Shell service stations

This week Shell UK accepted offers for the sale of 185 company-owned service stations to selected independent dealers and has exchanged contracts for 158 of these service stations.

Through this transaction, Shell welcomes Motor Fuel Group (MFG) as a Shell dealer and strengthens its relationship with Euro Garages. It is anticipated that contracts for the remaining service stations will be exchanged in the coming weeks.

Of the 158 company owned sites, 90 have been purchased by Motor Fuel Group and 68 by Euro Garages. Handover of these service stations to the new owners will be completed by the end of 2015.

Spread across Great Britain, the 185 service stations will retain the Shell brand. Dealers will continue to sell Shell fuels for at least the first five years following the sale.

Shell
David Moss, Shell’s retail general manager, North Europe, said: “Our priority is to ensure that a consistently excellent customer offer is available across our network, whether the service station is owned by Shell or by an independent dealer. That’s why we selected these independent dealers to work with, as they will invest in the sites and aim to deliver the same high standards of safety and customer care that are synonymous with the Shell brand.” https://www.shell.co.uk/

MFG
MFG’s managing director, Jeremy Clarke said: “We’re delighted to be bringing another major brand to the MFG network. This acquisition reinforces our commitment to become one of the most dynamic and profitable independent forecourt operators in the UK. We’re

looking forward to working with Shell to maximise the potential of these sites to the benefit of our customers.” www.motorfuelgroup.com

Euro Garages
Zuber Issa, chief executive, Euro Garages, said: “The site portfolio secured extends our UK presence and consolidates our existing forecourt estate. As a result, more customers will be able to enjoy our branded retail convenience offer, whilst still being able to access quality Shell fuels and lubricants.” www.eurogarages.com

READ AN INTERVIEW WITH EURO GARAGES’ COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR IN THE OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE OF FUEL OIL NEWS

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