Inchcape plc is an international automotive services group – with core markets in the UK, Greece, Belgium, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Group's activities include exclusive Import, Distribution and Retail, UK Retail, Financial Services, Business Services and automotive E-commerce. The Group's turnover was over £4bn in 2004, with a reported operating profit of £163.1m. For the first half year 2005, operating profit was £104.1m – an increase of more than 20% on the same period last year. The company has a number of eminent manufacturer partners, including Toyota/Lexus, Subaru, BMW, the Premier Automotive Group of Ford, Mazda, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen.