MAN Truck & Bus UK has acquired the HRVS Group of dealers, expanding its branch network.
The acquisition strengthens the MAN branch network, expanding its vehicle service and sales locations. HRVS has been a MAN franchised dealership for over 17 years, providing sales and service from five locations, covering Ripley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Sleaford.
Thomas Hemmerich, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, said the move represents a major investment in the company’s aftersales footprint.
“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,” Hemmerich explained.
The acquisition comes on the back of MAN’s 2018 commitment to investing £20m in the UK branch network, which has seen several new site openings and existing site improvements.
In particular, the HRVS 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,” Hemmerich added.
Hemmerich also said it would be business as usual for the dealership, which will be integrated into the MAN Truck & Bus UK team as soon as possible, starting with the transfer of the HRVS employees, while also continuing to support customers.
“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),” Hemmerich finished.