West Way sites in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Rochdale, Stockport, Altrincham, Coventry, Stourbridge, Oldham, and Manchester, plus Head Office and group support functions are included in the purchase. The deal was completed at the end of October, with existing employees being transferred to the new investors.

Global Partners

Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd., said: “AW Rostamani Group is a high performing global partner that has worked extensively with Nissan in other markets, so we are delighted to be welcoming them here to the UK and supporting their continued growth plans.

“It’s a great time to be joining Nissan too, thanks to a huge variety of new model launches, including the new X-Trail and award-winning Ariya and Qashqai, plus hybrid and electric powertrains, unique technologies like e-POWER, and across both passenger car and LCV sectors. We look forward to a strong and prosperous partnership with AWR in the years ahead.”

Expansion Strategy

Khalid Al Rostamani, chairman of AW Rostamani Group, said: “We are very excited about the partnership between AWR Group and West Way Nissan, which comes as part of our on-going strategy to expand our portfolio in the UK. Being a partner of Nissan for many years with a strong, long-standing relationship, we are very pleased to be working together to bring our shared expertise and core values to the UK market.”

Core Values

Jon Roberts, managing director of West Way, said: “We are delighted to be able to share the news of the acquisition of West Way by such a prominent global partner as AW Rostamani Group. Not only is this partnership a perfect cultural fit with both businesses sharing many core values but it also allows the West Way group to build on its success in more recent years by forming a significant part of AW Rostamani Group’s UK presence.”

The divestment of the West Way sites is part of a wider strategic move for Nissan leaving the group with around 140 sales sites and approximately 180 service centres.