Garages acquisition

Halfords snaps up McConechy’s tyre fitting chain

Good fit: tyre chain joins UK group

Halfords Group has acquired the Scotland-based tyres and MOT business McConechy’s, one of the largest independent garage chains in the UK.

Founded in Ayr in 1957, McConechy’s has 59 sites across Scotland and the north east of England, annual revenues of about £45 million and 330 staff.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by Halfords which described it as “a highly complementary acquisition for Halfords, supporting the growth of our services proposition”.

It provides customers with access to more than 900 service locations across the UK, including Autocentres, Halfords Mobile Expert and our weFit services.

Graham Stapleton, Halfords chief executive, commented: “We are very excited about today’s acquisition and I am delighted to welcome McConechy’s to the Halfords family.”

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