Bevan Group snap up Supertrucks
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 15:00
SNAPPED: Bevan acquire Supertrucks
Leading specialised glass-carrying commercial vehicle manufacturer Supertrucks have been acquired by Bevan Group.
The St Helens-based company – who supply and fit glass-carrying bodies and ‘frails’ for rigid trucks and vans of all sizes – were purchased for an undisclosed sum.
Former chairman Peter Wright, who founded Supertrucks in 1981, is staying on for the foreseeable future in a consultancy role.
Anthony Bevan, Managing Director of Bevan Group, said: “When it comes to designing and manufacturing systems that allow for the safe transportation of glass by customers from the glazing and related windows and conservatories industries, Supertrucks is the undoubted market leader.”
“Supertrucks represents an exciting new addition to the Bevan Group portfolio and we look forward to growing the business with the enthusiastic support of the team in St Helens.”
As well as dominating the UK market, Supertrucks export their glass carrying products, with Germany accounting for the majority of overseas sales.
The company have also diversified and recently launched a lightweight, low-height box van for carrying dry freight, which has proved particularly popular with customers from the furniture industry.
Mr Wright said: “Supertrucks has been a very successful company for the last 32years and enjoys an unrivalled reputation within the glass industry.
“With its high quality, specialised range of products, and a committed, loyal workforce who know exactly what is required to serve this niche market, I have no doubt that this business will prove a sound investment for its new owners.”