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Joe Duffy to purchase C.A.B. Motors in Cork

The Joe Duffy Group will, assuming the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) gives the go-ahead, purchase C.A.B. Motors in Cork.

Ford dealer since 1925

C.A.B. is a familiar name to anyone who grew up in Cork and has been a Ford main dealer since 1925.

Duffy's 50th anniversary

Assuming that the CCPC does give its assent, the deal should go through by the end of November. Commenting, Gavin Hydes, CEO of Joe Duffy Group, said: "I am delighted to confirm that we have agreed to purchase C.A.B. Motor Company Limited, subject to the statutory approval of The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. This acquisition further demonstrates our ambition to grow and increase our national footprint in Munster. I look forward to welcoming the C.A.B. team to the Group. In operation since 1925, we are delighted to acquire this landmark business in Cork. As the Joe Duffy Group look to celebrate our 50th anniversary next year, the Group is also a long-established business with strong employee and customer principles. It was evident when we met the owner, Conor Cavanagh, that our cultural, business, employee and customer values are strongly aligned."

Ambitious expansion plans

Conor Cavanagh, Dealer Principal C.A.B. Motor Company Limited, said: In operation since 1925 and the longest established Ford dealership in Munster, we are privileged to have such a talented, loyal, and long-serving team and customer base. When selling the business, it was imperative to the company and me personally that we sought a buyer whose values and culture align closely with ours. We are delighted that the Joe Duffy Group will acquire C.A.B. It is important that the team benefit from being part of a larger group with ambitious expansion plans and further career development opportunities. I am incredibly grateful to the team for their commitment over the years."

Published on October 15, 2021
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