MOTUS is Southern Africa’s consolidated leading and largest automotive group with selected investments beyond the continent.

MOTUS comprises of four clearly defined business segments namely Import and Distribution, Retail and Rental, Motor-related Financial Services and Aftermarket Parts.

A BOLD NEW NAME IN MOBILITY LEADERSHIP

Motus is powered by its people – a diverse combination of experienced, educated and energetic individuals – whose progress will rely on strategic clarity, operational excellence and innovation. In short we are dedicated to powering the progress of Motus to become a highly competitive world class vehicle group.

VISION

To improve people’s lives by envisioning, innovating and creating new avenues of access to leading edge automotive products and services.

 

 

MISSION

To integrate and restructure IMPERIAL’S various vehicle businesses under one leadership team, with a shared purpose to create the most competitive and profitable distributor, retailer and renter of vehicles and related products and services in sub-Saharan Africa, with selected investments beyond the continent. In the short term to align objectives, reduce complexity, duplication, expenses and capital employed, while mitigating currency risk and maintaining market share through agility and innovation in a challenging South African vehicle market.

OUR STORY

The Motus vehicle business began over 70 years ago with the purchase of a petrol station in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Today our business is the leading vehcile business ins South Africa, on the African continent and one of the biggest end-to-end vehicle businesses in the world.


2017

AMH and VRRAP are emerged into Motus, with four operating divisions.

AWT in Melbourne, Australia, is acquired. UK auto dealer Pentagon is acquired.

2015

Operating structures are reconfigured into AMH and VRRAP.

2010

Midas is acquired. Mitsubushi distribution rights are acquired. The financial services division is launched.


2009

Imperial Car Hire rebranded as Europcar.

2008

AMH financial Services is renamed LiquidCapital.

2006

LEX commercial vehicle business in the UK is acquired.

Beekman Canopies is acquired.

2005

Retail Joint Venture (RJV) Ford busioness is acquired in Sydney, Australia.

2004

Imperial Auto Parts is launched.

2001

AMH Financial Services is launched.

2000

Controlling interest in Hyundai distributorship is acquired.

1998

KIA distributorship is acquired.

1996

Renault and Daihatsu distribution rights are acquired.

1995

Saker's Finance and Investment is acquired in a significant transaction that doubles the size of the business.

AMH is established as an importer and distributor of vehicles.

1991

Mercurious is acquired, with three Mercedes-Benz and Honda franchises. Imperial Car Hire acquires Tempest.


1987

Imperial lists on the JSE. Imperial Car Rental merges with Hertz.

1979

Imperial Car Rental is launched.

1964

The name Imperial is adopted.

1962

Chrysler dealership is added to the business.

1946

Percy Abelkop founds Braney's Super Service Station in Joburg.