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This company says it is Europe’s biggest privately owned car dealer, selling more than 200,000 vehicles a year. Chairman and chief executive Sir Arnold Clark, 85, started the Glasgow firm in the 1950s after he refurbished a Morris car and sold it for a profit. It now has 200 outlets that sell new cars from manufacturers such as Kia and BMW as well as used vehicles. It also offers repairs, servicing, vehicle rental and insurance.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank18
CompanyArnold Clark Automobiles
ActivityCar dealer
LocationGlasgow
Sales £m*2,484
Profit £m*199
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholdersClark family and trusts (100%)
Staff8,315
Founded1954
Websitewww.arnoldclark.com

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