Mercedes-Benz Specialist

in Henley On Thames

Hofmanns is an independent specialist offering servicing and repairs for Mercedes-Benz cars. We are a family run business, founded in 1949 by Fred Hofmann right here in Henley on Thames and serving customers throughout Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Our workshop is walking distance to the train station or town centre, and we have easy road links to both the M4 and M40 motorways.

Our team is led by Andrew Greaves, who joined Hofmann’s after 22 years working for Greenoaks Mercedes Group, responsible for their entire aftersales division. In the workshop we have three fully qualified Mercedes technicians with over 20 years Mercedes experience each with diagnostics and systems qualifications for both passenger vehicles and vans. If you want the best for your Mercedes, you are in safe hands!

To save your pocket our rates are less than the main dealer and we offer fixed menu pricing for the current range of Mercedes Benz cars. If you have a prized classic Mercedes model our experienced technicians have the knowledge with general maintenance through to complete rebuilds. We use Mercedes-Benz equipment and diagnostics (Mercedes-Benz Star machine), along with genuine Mercedes parts that are covered by a 2-year warranty. Mercedes-Benz specific oils are fitted, and we are able to officially record everything in your digital service book all without effecting your manufactures warranty.

We offer all the usual services you might expect from a well-equipped garage from tyres, brakes & clutch, crash repairs and diagnostics through to engine and chassis rebuilds for classic cars. We are unashamedly ‘old-school’ in that our technicians are experts and craftsman, able to conduct complex repairs and even fabricate entire new parts.

If you are short on time, we have a collection and delivery service, or you can take advantage or our fleet of modern courtesy cars. If it’s a simple job, we can offer while you wait appointments with refreshments and we will carry out a complimentary wash and vacuum after work is complete.

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meet the team


General Manager

Andrew has the wealth of experience that can only be acquired through a lifetime’s dedication to the motor trade. He heads up our team as Dealer Principle and provides us with an experienced hand at the tiller whilst we push the business forwards. He was born in Townlands Hospital, Henley on Thames and served his apprenticeship at Central Garage Henley on Station Road where he remained for the first 13 years of his career. He spent over 22 years with Greenoaks Mercedes Benz in Ascot, Maidenhead, Reading and Slough where he was the Group Aftersales Director and General Manager. Now he is enjoying being part of our small family team and his focus on great customer service makes an immediate impact.



Dave’s careers started right here in Henley with an Apprenticeship at Bell Street Fiat. He then moved on to VW and Audi with Central garage where he was for 10 years before becoming a Bosch Diagnostics technician prior to a move to Mercedes. He was at Mercedes for a total of 22 years and achieved the highest acclaim of becoming a fully qualified Master Technician. Dave loves his sport and enjoyed a successful football career including a stint as a semi-professional on the Oxford City team. After Oxford City he continued to play locally but these days his main sport is road biking.



Andy is our resident German car expert, the bulk of his career (20 years) has been spent within Greenoaks Mercedes where he was a systems technician working across 4 separate dealerships. Prior to that he spent 11 years with VW & Audi and 5 years at Maltins Porsche, coincidently in the very same building that Hofmann’s now operate from. Another coincidence is that his apprenticeship was spent at Cotterill’s & Sons, the family business of our service advisor Sarah. As well as cars, Andy loves bikes. He like to compete in long distance trials and touring the countryside on a Sunday afternoon.



Dave has recently joined Hofmann’s after a period working on Classic Cars and Race Cars at Richard Thorne’s, the Morgan specialist. He is no stranger to the staff here however as, before working with Morgan, he spent some 21 years at Greenoaks Mercedes where he worked alongside several of our other staff whilst achieving ‘Master Technician’ status. His experience doesn’t stop there as he also spent 10 years with Nissan and Peugeot.

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