In what is described as a “major investment” MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd has purchased the HRVS Group for an undisclosed sum.
As a result it has acquired five dealerships in Ripley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Sleaford, and a customer workshop in Burton upon Trent.
According to Thomas Hemmerich, CEO, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, this represents a major investment in the company’s aftersales footprint: “The acquisition will undoubtedly strengthen our wholly-owned branch network which, following the HRVS purchase, now numbers 24 vehicle service and sales locations.
“We’re very excited to be adding these five new locations to our branch network. We’re also pleased to be welcoming new and highly experienced colleagues to the MAN family.
“This acquisition is of major importance to our business as it both strengthens our network footprint and further ensures our presence in several key strategic locations.”
Mr Hemmerich says that the acquisition will further improve customer service in central England: “MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd will build upon the existing success of the business and deliver an exceptionally high level of service to customers in this region.”
Multi-site MAN dealer HRVS Group, through its five dealership locations – covering Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire – has supported MAN customers with vehicle sales and service for over 17 years.
Before becoming MAN franchised agents, the company supported longstanding ERF customers.
“This acquisition is of major importance to our business as it both strengthens our network footprint and further ensures our presence in several key strategic locations.”Thomas Hemmerich, CEO, MAN Truck & Bus UK
Mr Hemmerich says the acquisition of the HRVS Group will help the company take another positive step forward: “We look forward to meeting and working with customers across the area and supporting them with a comprehensive offering of business-focused aftersales solutions and award-winning vehicles (trucks, vans, as well as bus and coach products).
“We’re keen to integrate HRVS into the MAN Truck & Bus UK team as soon as possible, starting with the transfer of the HRVS employees. HRVS will continue to operate as usual for now. The only difference is that the business is now owned by MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.”
In 2018, MAN Truck & Bus UK committed to an investment of £20m in the UK branch network. This has seen several new site openings (an all-new branch has been opened in Gateshead, for instance) and existing site improvements (the Nuneaton branch was completely renovated).
About MAN Truck & Bus UK
MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd is the sales and marketing organisation responsible for all MAN products and services throughout Britain.
MAN Truck & Bus offers a comprehensive range of commercial vehicles, Trucks, Vans, Buses, Coaches and Industrial Engines to operators and companies in the UK.
MAN Truck & Bus UK’s aim is to be recognised as the most reliable road transport service provider by customers and business partners. MAN achieve this through a clear understanding of customers’ needs that will be satisfied by focussing on the innovative principal of uptime and unique fleet management program.
MAN’s product range starts with the 3.0 to 5.5tonne TGE Van, Trucks include the 7.5tonne TGL, the medium weight TGM and then goes up to the 44 tonne TGS and TGX trucks. MAN also offer specialist transport solutions for demanding functions such as emergency services or military applications.
Also available in the UK are two bus products the CitySmart and the EcoCity. The EcoCity runs on compressed natural gas and has been awarded low carbon emission status. Finally to complete the product range, Neoplan luxury coaches are the ultimate in passenger quality and luxury.
With more than 100 years’ history MAN Trucks and Buses says it proves the following: “For MAN efficiency is more than just a trademark”