McConechy's Tyre Service Limited
In November 2019, Halfords Group announced the acquisition of McConechy's Tyre Service Limited, one of the largest independently owned chain of garages in the UK with 57 sites and a fleet of 100 mobile vans. With over 330 skilled colleagues providing in-garage services alongside a 24-hour breakdown service for commercial customers, 10 million customers can reach a branch within a 25-minute drive time.
The acquisition is highly complementary to the Halfords strategy, supporting the growth of our services proposition in Scotland and the North of England, an area in which we were under-represented.
The immediate priority post-acquisition was to establish continuity for customers and colleagues, which proved successful. We recognised the significant opportunity for both businesses to learn from each other; bringing the experience and expertise that McConechy's colleagues have acquired in over 60 years of trading into the Halfords Group, whilst ensuring the unique strengths of Halfords, such as our market leading in-garage technology systems, are rolled out to the McConechy's garages.