Ganley Automotive Group Buys Taylor Kia of Boardman, Alliance

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Taylor Kia of Boardman and a sister dealership in Alliance have been acquired by the Ken Ganley Automotive Group of Cleveland, according to Ganley’s corporate website.

Details of the transaction were not immediately available, and calls to both Taylor Auto Group and Ganley Automotive were not returned.

The auto dealer is advertising the grand opening of Ken Ganley Kia of Boardman and Alliance stores and lists the businesses as among its dealerships.

A banner outside of the former Taylor Kia at 7870 Market St. also advertises the grand opening, announcing Ganley Kia of Boardman.

Ganley, based in Brecksville, boasts 49 dealerships across Ohio and West Virginia and is in its 54th year of business. It is the largest auto group in Ohio and was ranked 14th among dealer groups in the country in 2020 with 35,430 new retail units sold, according to Automotive News.

The dealer group operates franchises for just about every foreign and domestic automobile manufacturer that does business in the United States. The Boardman Kia store is its first dealership in the Mahoning Valley.

Taylor Kia of Boardman has continuously ranked among the top-selling new vehicle dealers in the Mahoning Valley. Last month, the dealership was the third highest in volume sales with 102 new cars and trucks sold to customers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.

Earlier this year, Butler, Pa.-based Diehl Automotive acquired three Chevrolet, Toyota and Kia stores in Hermitage owned by Taylor Auto Group.

“What’s happened to a lot of the other retail business is going to happen in this business,” Taylor Kia owner Matt Taylor told The Business Journal in 2018 after it acquired the Mel Grata Chevrolet dealership in Hermitage.

“We’re going to see an aggregation of dealer groups, some economies of scale and we’ll compete at a better level,” he said.

Pictured at top: Ganley Kia in Boardman.

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