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Essential Fleet Services owner acquires O&H Conversions group

The deal comes a year after Essential Fleet Services, previously the Fleet and Passenger Services division at Kier Group, was acquired by Endless LLP.

Established in 1988 and based in Goole, East Yorkshire, O&H is a leading vehicle converters in the UK, specialising in Patient Transport Service ambulances, front line A&E ambulance vehicles, Wheelchair Access Vehicles, and Welfare vehicles.

As part of the transaction Endless LLP has agreed to refinance the group and provide additional working capital for the business.

Andrew Smith, who joined Endless in May 2016 to become head of its Leeds office, led the transaction and joins the O&H board, supporting the current management team led by Peter Van Smirren.

Peter Van Smirren said: “We are very much looking forward to working with the Endless team. In a relatively short period of time we have developed an excellent understanding. We are aligned in our objective to allow O&H to fulfil its potential and solidify its position as a leading provider of vehicle conversions.” 

Andrew Smith added: “We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to support O&H and the management team’s growth ambitions. O&H has a strong reputation in the vehicle conversion industry and we are excited to be a part of the future for this well-respected business.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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