Pendragon PLC started as a division of Williams PLC but broke away in 1989 to become an independent company. At that time, the company ran a car dealership business, as well as representing specialist franchises. The company acquired a number of rival brands, including Stratstone, Pinewood Computers, and Evans Halshaw. As a result, the company grew its business to car retailing and dealing in the management system.
Together with its subsidiaries, Pendragon is a big player in the UK’s automotive retail sector. Pendragon’s operations are in three segments. UK Motor sells motor vehicles, both new and used. In addition, the company offers aftersales services like parts sale and body repair. Another segment is Software. Through the segment, the company offers management systems to its clients. Lastly, the Leasing segment provides tools with which users can check the licenses for fleets. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange with PDG as the ticker symbol. Pendragon’s operations are headquartered in Nottingham, the United Kingdom.