MERGER: Bevan and A&R join forces
Truck and van bodybuilders Bevan Group have acquired a shareholding in accident repair and refurbishment specialists A&R Vehicle Services.
The new agreement secures the long-term employment of A&R Vehicle Services staff, and allows the Bevan Group to add a repair and refurbishment arm.
Negotiations between the two parties began 18months ago, but the key figures running both companies have known each other for several years.
Anthony Bevan, Managing Director of Bevan Group, said: “This agreement is going to benefit both businesses hugely.
“For our part, it’s another string to our bow.
“There’s definitely a demand among established Bevan customers for the kind of repair and refurbishment services that A&R offers, while we’re confident that our aftercare and vehicle graphics divisions will also be busier as a result.”
Trevor Rushworth, Chairman of A&R Vehicle Services, added: “We have a family business ethos and a stable, loyal workforce, so we’re determined to ensure that the next 25years are every bit as successful as the last.
“As a privately-owned company which shares our core values, Bevan Group will give us the best possible platform for future success.”