About Falles Motor Group

Falles Motor Group 90th Anniversary

Taking care of Jersey motorists for 90 years. Falles Motor Group is an independent family owned company, which has been trading since 1926 when the business was started by the current chairman’s grandfather. From modest beginnings repairing motor cars, the company today is involved in all aspects of the motor trade, from new and used vehicle sales and repairs to commercial vehicle leasing and petrol forecourt operations in both Jersey and Guernsey.


In Jersey, at Bagot Road Garage we have been the sole Renault franchise dealership for more than 40 years, with continual recognition and awards from Renault UK for providing the best in customer service. At Falles Accident Repair Centre, we have the most established and one of the largest vehicle accident repair workshops in the island. Also in Jersey, we operate two busy petrol stations, Falles Service Stations, both with convenience stores attached, one located at Longueville in St. Saviour, which has the benefit of car and jet wash facilities and the other located very close to the Airport in St. Brelade. We also have the largest van hire business, Falles Van Hire, based at our Longueville premises.

Over in Guernsey, we have two petrol stations with convenience stores attached. Vale Service Station at Vale Garage Complex, on Braye Road in the Vale, which has the benefit of a car wash facility, whilst Cobo Service Station in Castel has the enviable position of fronting Cobo Bay, the island’s most popular beach setting.

Over the years, together with our team of knowledgeable and friendly staff, we have built up an enviable reputation for providing a personal yet professional customer service and it has been our mission to care for our customers’ needs and to ensure that they always receive, without question, the very best customer service at every possible opportunity.

We are committed because ‘We Care’.


History and Background

Falles Motor Group started out initially as Falles Engineering Works, which was founded in 1926 by Mr Jean Pierre Vernon Falle, who ran a motor repair and engineering business from a small workshop in Norcott Road in the parish of St.Saviour, in Jersey. In 1930 he moved the business to new larger premises around the corner in Bagot Road and it is from these Bagot Road Garage premises that much of the group’s operations are directed from today.

After returning from working in Canada, the founder’s son, Jean P. V. Falle Jnr joined the business expanding it further and by 1957, the business was formally registered as Falles Motor Works Ltd and two years later, land near the airport was purchased and a new garage was purpose built here named Falles Airport Garage.

By the early 1960s, the company’s various activities included car sales and repairs, and fuel sales, which were spread out over three sites in Jersey. The company also set up a car hire business, Falles Hire Cars, to cater for the ever increasing number of visitors coming over to the island.

In 1968 a property known as Vale Garage was purchased in Guernsey and from these premises, Falles operated a Vauxhall and Bedford franchise dealership and petrol station. It also extended its Falles Hire Cars business here too.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Falles Hire Cars Ltd became the largest car hire business in the Channel Islands running a fleet of up to 2,000 cars in the height of the season, also setting up a branch close to St. Helier harbour and another at Southampton Airport, in order to cope with demand. However, with holidaying trends changing, inevitably visitor numbers started to decline towards the end of the 1990s and Falles Hire Cars’ fleet was wound down and regretfully sold in 2003.

In the same year, Jean P. V. Falle Jnr’s son, Helier J. Falle, joined the company and was appointed Chairman of the group, after having spent time studying and working in England and with a new management team in place, with Craig Seager having been appointed as Managing Director, efforts were made to focus on continuing the excellent and reputable service at Bagot Road Garage’s Renault franchise as well as at Falles Accident Repair Centre and also to concentrate on building up and increasing the market share of the group’s core petrol station activities, with the more recent purchase in 2012 of Cobo Service Station in Guernsey.

Through a lot of hard work and professionalism from our dedicated team of staff, Falles Motor Group has recognised that in order to continue to grow, it must constantly review its strategy in providing and improving upon its service to its customers.

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