About The Tommy Martin Group
The Early Days
Started in 1936 by Thomas Martin as a simple service and petrol station, Tommy Martin today is a thriving General Motors Franchise owned by SuperGroup, with three strategically situated Dealerships that sell and service Chevrolet, Opel & Isuzu vehicles as well as Isuzu Trucks.
Thomas Walter Martin was born in Southampton, England and came to South Africa in 1921 as a ship’s engineer. He found a niche in bicycle trade and bought his first garage.
In 1936 the garage turned into Tommy Martin’s motors and was awarded a General Motors franchise.
The Early Days
In 1938 the dealership building was enlarged to accommodate the growing business and by 1950 it was a multi- storey building with full workshop, spares department, offices and sales team functionality.
In 1954, Tommy’s only son Walter joined the business in the spares department. Walter spent time in each division in order to learn and understand the functioning of the entire business. Sadly Tommy passed away in 1959 and his wife Gretha took over until 1980, when Walter took over the running of the dealership with his then partner, Bob Fourie.
By 1989 the dealership had been re-built to be a new, modern turnkey showroom and sales facility. In 2001 it moved to its present facility in Roodepoort with a Boutique Dealership for sales being setup at the Key West Centre in Krugersdorp (Mogale).
2015 was an exciting time for Tommy Martin when the motoring section of SuperGroup purchased the company. The backing of such a well-recognised and respected group has allowed Tommy Martin to go from strength to strength, expanding its demographic area of responsibility to cover the greater West Rand and beyond with Dealerships in Roodepoort and Eagle Canyon, Honeydew.
We are proud to be celebrating over 80 years of successful trading under the Tommy Martin name and continue to strive towards retaining our friendly family atmosphere and dedication to customer excellence and the General Motors franchise while living our mission of – Your Satisfaction is a Measure of our Success!
Tommy Martin Dealerships – A Proud Member of SuperGroup Dealerships.