MOTUS CORPORATION IS SOUTHERN AFRICA’S NEWEST, LEADING AND LARGEST VEHICLE GROUP, FORMED THROUGH THE CONSOLIDATION OF IMPERIAL’S ENTIRE VEHICLE IMPORT, DISTRIBUTION, RETAIL, FINANCIAL SERVICES, RENTAL AND AFTERMARKET PARTS BUSINESSES.
MOTUS WILL BE DIRECTED AND LED BY ONE BOARD AND LEADERSHIP TEAM TO DELIVER INNOVATIVE VALUE TO CUSTOMERS THROUGH 1360 VEHICLE DEALERSHIPS, DEPOTS, CAR RENTAL AND FRANCHISE OUTLETS MAINLY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA, WITH SELECTED DISTRIBUTION AND RETAIL BEYOND THE CONTINENT.
MOTUS SPANS ALL SEGMENTS OF THE VEHICLE VALUE CHAIN STRIVING TO BE THE FIRST CHOICE FOR CONSUMERS, CLIENTS, EMPLOYEES AND INVESTORS WHO WISH TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE AUTOMOBILE AND VEHICLE SECTOR.
Motus (the Latin word for motion) has been chosen as the new name for a leading vehicle group that will interpret global trends in motoring and mobility to deliver value to all stakeholders. Mobility requirements are in motion. Attitudes to the ownership and use of vehicles are in motion. What we sell, where we sell, how we sell, and who we sell to, demands new thinking and innovation. We have to be in motion in a sector of mobility that is experiencing the greatest wave of change in decades. Yesterday’s formulae for success will not guarantee progress tomorrow. And so we are changing, we are in motion, we are Motus.
The foundations of Motus are the many companies and brands that are household names in the South African vehicle market: Alfa, Audi (Lindsay Saker), Auto Pedigree, BMW, Europcar, Fiat, Hyundai, IMPERIAL Ford, IMPERIAL General Motors, IMPERIAL Honda, IMPERIAL Mazda, IMPERIAL Nissan, IMPERIAL Select, IMPERIAL Toyota, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Liquid Capital, Mercedes-Benz, Midas, Mitsubishi, Renault, Tata, Tempest and Volkswagen (Lindsay Saker).
Under the Motus umbrella, these companies and brands will be developed and expanded in collaboration with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), franchisors and suppliers, through an unrelenting focus on customer satisfaction and the elimination of complexity and inefficiency throughout the supply chain.
Motus will be 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.
Our North Star - To improve people’s lives by envisioning, innovating and creating new avenues of access to leading edge automotive products and services.
Our purpose - 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 slow growth South African vehicle market.