July 31, 2023 – Hedin Automotive strengthens its market position in the south of the Netherlands and grows with KIA, Renault, Dacia and Nissan.

Hedin Automotive B.V., a subsidiary of Hedin Mobility Group, has reached an agreement with Janssen Automotive B.V. to acquire all shares in Janssen Kerres Groep B.V. and Janssen Kerres Lease B.V. The acquisitions comprise the dealer group Janssen Kerres’ automotive retail activities (vehicle sales and aftermarkets services) as well as its lease activities.

Through the acquisition, Hedin Automotive strengthens its market position in the south of the Netherlands. Janssen Kerres operates 13 dealerships in the North Brabant and Limburg regions, representing KIA, Renault, Dacia and Nissan. Janssen Kerres also provides authorised workshop services for Peugeot and Citroën.

Since the 1960s, Janssen Kerres has been a progressive family business where motivated and driven employees work daily to provide customers with carefree mobility. The group’s wide dealer network covers a market area from South Limburg to East Brabant.

In 2022, Janssen Kerres had net sales of MEUR 200. A total of 300 people are employed in its retail operations, who all will continue their employment with Hedin Automotive after the takeover.

Eddy Haesendonck, CEO of Hedin Automotive Benelux said:

“Janssen Kerres is a recognised car retailer with a long track record in the provinces of North Brabant and Limburg. Its long-standing vision and ambition fit in seamlessly with that of Hedin Automotive. We are proud to expand our national network to the south through this acquisition. On behalf of all Hedin Automotive colleagues, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the skilled and enthusiastic team of Janssen Kerres!”

Olaf Janssen, owner of Janssen Kerres said:

“I am extremely proud of what we have achieved as a team and would like to express my deep gratitude to all of our valued employees, customers and partners who have supported us over the years. Hedin Automotive has an excellent reputation in the industry and I am convinced that they have the right vision and expertise to take the Janssen Kerres’ branches to new heights. Customers of Janssen Kerres can be confident that the company will continue to uphold its commitment to customer satisfaction while exploring new opportunities and innovations.”

Subject to regulatory approval, the acquisition is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023.