Cambria was incorporated in March 2006 with the objective of creating an independent UK motor dealership group representing both the volume, premium and luxury segments of the motor vehicle market through a "buy and build" strategy.
Cambria Investments Holdings is a diversified organisation with a strategic focus on automotive retail, sustainable mobility, repair and maintenance provision and property investments. At the heart of the company is Cambria Automobiles, a prominent multigroup automotive retailer renowned for its specialisation in the world's most prestigious and iconic car brands. This automotive expertise is complemented by SOGO, a subsidiary that offers a sustainable and flexible mobility fleet for cars and commercial vehicles. What sets SOGO apart is its commitment to sustainability, offering carbon offsetting and net-zero credentials to eco-conscious consumers and fleet operators.
RAMP, another subsidiary of Cambria Investments Holdings, plays a vital role in the automotive industry by providing top-notch repair and maintenance products and services. With a strong reputation for quality, RAMP contributes to the overall excellence of the group's automotive offerings.
Beyond the automotive sector, Cambria Property Investments adds a layer of diversification to the company's portfolio. Cambria Property Investments Ltd not only manages the Cambria Automobiles property portfolio, but also is tasked with identifying, purchasing and developing further property assets for the benefit of the overall group.
CIHL is a platform to vertically integrate all mobility and repair and maintenance products for the benefit of our Associates, Clients/Customers/Guests and contribute to a more sustainable, diverse and inclusive future with rigorous PLC standard governance.
Over the past 18 years Cambria Automobiles has identified and acquired a number of underperforming motor dealership businesses where it felt that its four pillar culture, defined acquisition strategy and operational process improvement would result in increased revenue and profitability by those dealerships which would subsequently produce increased returns for the Group.
The following timeline sets out the Group's development:
Cambria Property Investments Ltd was founded.
Acquired Cambria Automobiles Limited and Sudbury (Swindon) Limited.
Acquired Thoranmart Limited.
Acquired Summit Investments Motors (UK) Limited which has subsequently been renamed Cambria Automobiles (South East) Limited.
Acquired the trade and assets of 4 franchises from the Administrative Receiver of Caledonia Motor Group;
Nissan, Volvo and Lotus franchises have been added to existing dealerships within Thoranmart.
Acquired the trade and assets of 4 motor vehicle dealership sites from the Administrator of Autohaus Limited adding the Triumph and Mazda brands to the Group.
Acquired the trade and assets of one dealership from the Administrator of Lythgoe Limited, with both Fiat and Mazda brands.
Acquired D&F Trading Limited from Drake and Fletcher Limited which incorporated 2 Honda and 2 Mazda dealerships.
Addition of Alfa Romeo and Renault franchises onto Blackburn Motor Park.
Acquired the trade and assets of Doves Vauxhall in Southampton.
Acquired the trade and assets of County Motor Works, Vauxhall, Alfa Romeo and Chrysler Jeep in Chelmsford.
Acquired the trade and assets of Hadley Green Motors Jaguar and Land Rover in Barnet, Hertfordshire.
Won the prestigious Franchised Dealer Group of the Year Award at the annual Motor Trader Awards held at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.
Cambria completed the acquisition of the trade and assets of the Land Rover franchise in Royal Wootton Basset, Swindon from TH White Limited.
Cambria completed the acquisition of the Land Rover franchise in Welwyn Garden City from the Jardine Motors Group.
Cambria opened its new Aston Martin Birmingham business.
Cambria Automobiles acquired the trade and assets of Jaguar and Land Rover Woodford in South Woodford, North London from Pendragon Premier Limited, a subsidiary of Pendragon.
Cambria Automobiles launches Repair and Maintanance Plans Ltd (RAMP) providing products and services to the industry.
Cambria Automobiles agreed on a partnership with luxury brand McLaren to open a dealership in Hatfield in January 2018.
Cambria Automobiles agreed on a partnership with Bentley to open our Bentley Chelmsford dealership in Essex and Bentley Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
Cambria Automobiles agreed on a new partnership to open our Lamborghini Chelmsford dealership in Essex.
Cambria Automobiles opens its second Lamborghini dealership - Lamborghini Tunbridge Wells.
Cambria Automobiles opened its new 'Arch Concept' Grange Land Rover Hatfield and Grange Jaguar Hatfield dealership replacing Land Rover Welwyn and Jaguar Welwyn respectively with a new state-of-the-art facility.
Cambria Automobiles opened a new state-of-the-art luxury retail dealership for the Aston Martin marque. Aston Martin Hatfield replaced the Aston Martin Welwyn facility.
We opened a new state-of-the-art luxury sports dealership for McLaren. Grange McLaren Hatfield opened, replacing our temporary facilities that had been operating on-site for over a year.
Cambria Automobiles acquired the trading assets of the Leven Car Company in Scotland to open our first-ever Rolls-Royce Motor Cars dealership and our fourth Aston Martin location. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Edinburgh and Grange Aston Martin Edinburgh were opened and are welcoming new and existing guests.
We welcomed back Alfa Romeo and Jeep at Preston Motor Park, who where then joined by Abarth and Fiat. With the four vehicle franchises now available at Preston, we are an 'Official FCA Brand Centre' and stand ready to welcome guests from all over the North West of England.
Launched SOGO Mobility Limited with a view to transforming the way people and businesses fulfil their vehicle needs.
Delisted from the London Stock Exchange. Cambria Investments Holdings Ltd is now a privately owned company again.
INEOS Grenadier is welcomed to the group with a site in Birmingham covering the Midlands and Edinburgh covering Scotland.
Our first MG location is welcomed to the group in Croydon
Motorparks is relaunched with a sustainable used car supermarket proposition covering 8 locations.