Sunday, April 21, 2024


Long-established Aberdeen dealership Shirlaws Motorcycles has been acquired by Peterhead-based car dealer Gillanders Motor Group.

“Joining the Gillanders Motor Group will allow Shirlaws to focus on what we do best, serving our customers,” explained dealer principal Craig Shirlaw. “All our staff will remain and we are already exploring exciting new opportunities. The efficiencies of joining a larger group will facilitate our desire to grow.”

Gillanders is currently developing new premises in Aberdeen. These will house both a Gillanders branch representing MG cars and LEVC electric commercial vehicles, as well as Shirlaws with its Kawasaki and Triumph franchises, plus Silence electric scooters. The large Gillanders multi-franchise site in Peterhead will continue to represent Suzuki, Kia and MG cars.

Commenting on the takeover, Gillanders managing director Chris Antczak said: “I would like to welcome Shirlaws Motorcycles and our new colleagues to the Gillanders Motor Group. Shirlaws is an icon of the motorcycle world and boasts more than 90 years of continuous trading in Aberdeen. Our businesses share a desire to deliver the best value and service possible, especially as the motor trade evolves towards electrification and alternative mobility solutions.”

Antczak added: “Our new custom-built location has been designed to be somewhere customers want to visit. Our desire is to deliver a stress-free ownership experience, regardless of budget. The reputations of both Gillanders and Shirlaws have been built on delivering great customer service.”

Trade enquiries should be directed to Gillanders sales manager Mark Stevenson on 01779 479777 or [email protected]


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