From its humble beginnings, the Sinclair Group has grown into a genuine driving force but it remains a company with family values very much at its heart.
The Latest Acquisition for the Sinclair Group
Sinclair Land Rover is the latest and very recent acquisition by the Sinclair Group of the dealership that was previously ‘Likes Land Rover Hay on Wye’. Adding this premium British marque to the Sinclair Group portfolio has undoubtably strengthened the automotive groups standing in south Wales as the region’s leading automotive franchised retailer.
Sinclair Land Rover look forward to delivering a truly five-star retail experience to existing Likes Land Rover, and also prospective new customers. "We want to build on the excellent reputation that Likes has developed and the hard work and commitment of the fantastic team in delivering outstanding levels of service and establishing strong retention amongst a loyal customer base." Said Andy Sinclair, Sinclair Group managing director.
Sinclair in the Early Years
The business began in 1945 in Port Talbot, where mechanic Bill Sinclair returned from the war to be reunited with his family and started to repair cars on the site of a former sawmill.
Over the years, car sales were added to the operation and Bill’s son, Gerald, joined the firm as its reputation for quality, service and value grew.
In the early 1970s, the Audi franchise was secured in Port Talbot and this was quickly followed by the addition of Volkswagen sales too as Sinclair Garages expanded into Swansea, Bridgend and then Neyland in 1985.
Mercedes-Benz was added to the Sinclair portfolio in 1990, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in 1998, smart in 2002, Skoda in 2009 and SEAT in 2012 as the company increased its offering with some of the leading motoring marques.
Throughout the years, the Sinclair Group has invested in its premises and its people to provide customers with state-of- the-art facilities and the very finest expertise for whichever brand that they’re interested in.
The Sinclair Group Today
Today, the Sinclair Group stands proudly as the largest and most successful motor group in Wales – one which represents seven brands in 20 retail outlets from where 15,000 cars are sold each year and 50,000 customers are looked after.
The 750-strong workforce includes Chairman Gerald Sinclair and his two sons, Andrew and Jonathan, who ensure that the combination of professionalism and personal service on which the Company has been built continue to be provided by the teams in each and every one of its locations.
So whether you’re looking for a new or quality used car, require expert assistance with the maintenance, servicing or repair of an existing vehicle or seeking genuine manufacturer parts and accessories, you’ve certainly come to the right place.