The Mary Group is separated from its Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel multi-brand company headquartered in Soissons, with a Peugeot dealership in Villers-Cotterêts (02), located 24 km away. The operator had been present in the two since 2018 following the acquisition of the business from the Tuppin group. Together, the four showrooms represent an annual volume of 1,400 new and used cars, and recruiting 65 employees.
This group was founded in Lisieux in 1996 by François Mary, the unknown group is historically located in Normandy, then developed in the Hauts-de-France five years ago. The company delivers 12 car brands (Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel, Renault, Dacia, Hyundai, Skoda, MG, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo). “This sale to the Riester group is made with complete peace of mind, confesses François Mary. “.
The last transaction of the Mary group began in March 2023 when it announced the takeover of JFC Caen-Lisieux, JFC Rouen-Le Havre, JFC Évreux and Les Andelys owned by the JFC Normandie group. The operator had thus established himself with Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai and MG brands in the scope of his activities, namely the departments of Calvados (14), Eure (27) and Seine-Maritime (76). Distributor is hiring 1,405 employees and generates sales of 904 million euros.
A strategy that matches the manufacturer’s expectations
The Riester Group, created in 1928 by Georges and Pierre Riester, is established in the departments of Seine-et-Marne, Aisne, Marne, Aube and Oise with the car brands Citroën, Fiat, Hyundai, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Jeep, Ligier. , Microcar, Opel and Peugeot. The acquisition of the institution in Soissons thus strengthens its position in Picardy.
The sale is part of the geographic strategy for the two historical groups of Stellantis brands, as well as the reorganization of the manufacturer-operated networks. The transfer operation is scheduled for July 1 next.