Zeigler Automotive Group on Monday said it has acquired three new luxury dealerships in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates, Ill.
Zeigler said its acquisition of Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter of Hoffman Estates, Jaguar Land Rover Schaumburg, and INFINITI of Hoffman Estates from Motor Werks Auto Group owners Mick Austin and Paul Tamraz is its largest acquisition in history.
The new dealerships for Zeigler are collectively projected to sell 5,000 new units per year, adding an additional $350 million in sales per year to the dealership group’s sales. That brings the group’s total to $1.7 billion per year on more than 40,000 units.
The transaction adds four new highline brands to Zeigler’s portfolio: Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter, Jaguar and Land Rover in addition to a second INFINITI dealer.
Zeigler Automotive Group, which describes itself as one of the largest privately-owned dealer groups in the nation with 75 franchises and 30 locations in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, will take over operations on Jan. 20. Motor Werks Auto Group will retain its Barrington region stores.
The dealership group will not rebrand the luxury stores under Zeigler, and it will keep the same Motor Werks staff onboard with the exception who it describes as “two notable Zeigler leaders.”
Bill Ohara will be vice president of Zeigler Automotive Group, overseeing the new dealers in the region.
“I am looking forward to expanding Zeigler’s presence in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates. Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter, Land Rover, Jaguar and INFINITI are all exciting brands,” Ohara said in a news release.
He continued, “Our culture at Zeigler will bring a great experience to all of future customers.”
Mike Connolly of Zeigler Nissan Orland Park will become general manager of Mercedes-Benz and Sprinter of Hoffman Estates.
“I am looking forward to building the Mercedes-Benz brand in Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates — Chicago’s premier retail market,” Connolly said.
He continued, “I know our new customers will experience the difference in service that only Zeigler can provide. I would also like to take a moment to welcome all of our new team members and promise them a world-class culture that will have them excited to come to work every day to serve our customers.”
"We are excited to be adding these new dealers to our lineup," said Zeigler Automotive Group president and owner Aaron Zeigler.
Zeigler continued, “These are high performing stores that will undoubtedly expand our luxury reach in the market and give our customers more options with the same exceptional service they’ve come to expect from Zeigler.”