Family-owned and based in Scotland, SAH. is a holding company for a group that operates as haulage contractors, property rental managers and Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle dealers. In all, it employ over 500 people, the majority in its commercial vehicle dealerships. In 2005, SAH. paid £13m to purchase Northside Truck and Van Ltd, a Yorkshire-based Mercedes-Benz truck and van dealership. For the first time, this extended its commercial reach south of the border. Partly as a result of this and other acquisitions, turnover has soared to £116m in 2008, an impressive leap from £30m in 2005.