A Journey of Excellence

From humble beginnings to a thriving family business. The F.J. Chalke Group have witnessed many changes, but something that never changes is our commitment and passion

Fred Chalke establishes FJ Chalke

1929

The journey begins with Austin Cars

1939

David Chalke (Fred's son) joins the company. Riley and Triumph cars are introduced

1950

James Chalke (David's son) joins the company

1978

Acquire and launch site in Wincanton

1985

Introduce Nissan to Wincanton site

1988

Acquire and launch site in Yeovil introducing Nissan franchise

1999

Acquire Gillingham Rover

2003

FJ Chalke Mere secures the Kia franchise

2004

Acquire Vale Motors including Fiat and Isuzu

2007

FJ Chalke Yeovil secures the Kia franchise

2009

Suzuki franchise introduced to Vale Motors

2010

One of only 24 retailers nationwide to sell the all electric Nissan Leaf

2011

FJ Chalke begin their journey to reduce their carbon footprint

2012

The FJ Chalke Group continue to evolve as an eco friendly dealer group

2013

Purchased land for new Dealership in Yeovil

2016