Vertu Motors, one of the largest automotive retailer groups in the UK, has agreed a new two-year solus agreement with Movex, the specialist logistics platform for vehicle movements. The multi-site franchise dealer group, responsible for the sale of a variety of well-known marques, will utilise Movex’s platform for each of its 155 dealers nationwide.

Vertu Motors will be utilising Movex’s platform for retail, interbranch movements and standard collection and deliveries. Since going live in May 2021, the group has already placed over 7,000 deliveries, and estimates it will place 30,000+ deliveries each year.

David Crane, Chief Operating Officer at Vertu Motors said: “We selected Movex as our logistics partner, and we’re very happy with how well things are going.  We are particularly impressed with the real time reporting which has given us a simple, detailed and consolidated view of information, meaning we can spot trends quickly.”

Mark Shearer, Director of Movex at Cox Automotive said: “We are delighted to have Vertu Motors utilising the Movex platform and taking advantage of our reliability, trust, speed and our easy-to-use app. So far, the feedback from Vertu and its dealers has been very positive, and they have benefitted from our user-friendly platform, supported by the Movex team should they need any assistance.”

The Vertu Motors Group is one of the largest automotive retailer groups in the UK, offering both new and used cars, vans and motorcycles nationwide as well as a network of well-equipped service centres. Headquartered in Gateshead, the group launched in 2006, and includes Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors, Vertu Motorcycles, Macklin Motors, Vansdirect and the Taxi Centre. 

Movex is the specialist logistics platform for trade vehicle movements, connecting the UK’s largest network of transport providers with the people that need them and giving users complete control over transport costs. Logistics suppliers bid for business via the platform on a reverse auction basis. Dealerships then choose the provider that’s right based on cost, experience or feedback rating.