Gowan Group has completed the acquisition of FCA Ireland, following approval of the transaction by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commissioner.

The family owned holding company will now take over responsibility for importing the Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Fiat Professional brands into Ireland, all of which are owned by Stellantis.

This transaction comes in the wake of the merger of car manufacturers PSA and FCA earlier this year, which created Stellantis.

In addition to already importing Peugeot, Citroën, Opel and DS brands, Gowan Group will now import a total of eight Stellantis brands in Ireland.

Gowan Group will assume responsibility for all of FCA Ireland's operations and current employees will transfer now that the transaction has been completed.

"We are delighted to become Stellantis’s import partner in Ireland for Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Fiat Professional brands," says Michael Dwan, CEO of Gowan Group.

"We have been impressed with the quality of the product pipeline and with the significant investment commitment to power the Stellantis electrification strategy.

"We are committed to improving customer satisfaction and market share for each of the brands in Ireland," he added.

Gowan Group has been involved in motor distribution in Ireland for 52 years, importing Peugeot vehicles since 1969 and Opel vehicles since 2019.

In April of this year, Gowan Group commenced the importing and selling of Stellantis owned Citroen vehicles in Ireland, having previously imported Citroen vehicles to Ireland between 1982 to 2009.