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Castle Automotive Expands with Acquisition of Pugi Auto Group

Castle Automotive Group (CAG), an automotive dealership group headquartered in Oak Brook, IL, has acquired the Pugi Auto Group, based in Downers Grove, for an undisclosed sum. Founded by Dominic Pugliani, Pugi Auto has been a mainstay of the Chicagoland automotive market for more than four decades.

The expansion takes CAG’s dealership count to 18 rooftops and 26 new car franchises across both Illinois and Northwestern Indiana. It marks a significant milestone for Castle as it expands its brand footprint to Hyundai, Genesis and Mazda buyers for the first time, in addition to adding an additional Volkswagen dealership.

“My executive team is 100% committed to our vision of accelerated growth through acquisitions of key brands in key markets such as Hyundai, Genesis, Mazda and VW, and Pugi fit the model well,” said Joe Castle, CEO of CAG.


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