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This Derby-based firm’s Mertrux subsidiary closed its showrooms as a result of the pandemic, during which time it has supplied vans to a local hospital. Mertrux sells lorries and vans as well as used cars from four locations in the Midlands, specialising in Mercedes vehicles. Pentagon Investments’ other subsidiaries include Lawrence Vehicles (a DAF Trucks franchisee) and a van rental company. Group managing director Ian Marshall, 57, son of founder Don Marshall, leads the firm.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank59
CompanyPentagon Investments
ActivityVan dealer
LocationDerby
Sales £m278.1
Operating profit £m5.8
Main shareholdersMarshall Family Trusts (100%)
Staff368
Founded1962
Websitewww.mertrux.com

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