Allen Ford’s partnership with the manufacturer stretches back over 100 years to when its founder, Charles Henry Allen, first worked with the famous Model T Ford. From this point onward the business grew and was passed down through the Allen family until 1997. Allen Ford has been firmly established as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Ford cars and vans to private motorists and businesses. The expansion continued, including dealerships in the south of England and the Midlands, plus adding sales and servicing of Kia vehicles, and in 2014 Allen Ford was acquired by Super Group
Essex Ford opened for business on 4th August 1989 as another family-owned business. It went from strength to strength with dealerships in Basildon, Billericay, Lakeside Thurrock, Rayleigh, and Southend to become Essex Auto Group with sales and aftersales support of other successful manufacturer brands (including Kia and Mazda). Essex Auto Group became part of the Allen Motor Group in 2017.
SMC also became part of the Allen Motor Group in 2017. Founded in 1982, the Slough Motor Company quickly established a reputation for outstanding customer service and quality vehicles. The group built up with sales and service of Kia and Suzuki vehicles in addition to further dealerships opening in Sittingbourne (1983), Hillingdon (1989), Gravesend (1990), Uxbridge (1993), Crayford (1998), and Windsor (2000).
Allen Motor Group has been formed in recent years by the Allen Ford Group’s acquisition of Essex Auto Group and the SMC Motor Group.
Our network of over 30 locations stretches across the south of England from Bath in the west, through the Midlands, Berkshire and London, to Kent and Essex. Today we employ over 1,000 people to serve the needs of our customers.Our many years in business have allowed us to build relationships with other firms in the industry for the benefit of our customers, and this includes the Motability charity. We support the Motability Scheme, which sees us supply cars and aftersales care to eligible members.
With both cars and vans on sale at our dealerships, we have a number of options for drivers of most requirements. Our new and used car selection includes models such as the Fiesta and Focus, as well as the Kuga and Mustang. Meanwhile, tradespeople can access the iconic Transit van and rugged Ranger pickup from our dedicated Ford Transit Centres. We are also one of the country’s largest Privilege dealers, and can, therefore, sell Ford cars at special prices to the manufacturer’s employees and their relatives.
In addition to vehicle supply, we also deliver aftersales care via our service centres and body shop.
The scope of our offering and the width of our dealership network makes us the only location that motorists need to stay on the road. We are proud to represent the respected manufacturer, and strive to uphold its reputation through our high standards of customer service and competitive prices.