Steer Automotive Group has acquired the 11-site Artis Accident Restore Centres enterprise to start the newest section of its enlargement plan – in and round London.
The transfer comes 5 months after Steer laid declare to the title of “UK’s quickest rising accident restore group” after finishing the acquisition of Tyne Tees Vehicle Repair Group (TTVRG).
By its newest acquisition Steer, whose chief working officer is BookMyGarage.com non-executive director and former Lookers and Stratstone aftersales director Gavin Ruddick, has grown its scale to 37 websites with 700 workers and the aptitude to restore 70,000 automobiles every year.
Established across the M25, Artis started working in 2017 and not too long ago added new places in Borehamwood and Grays.
Commenting on the acquisition, Steer Automotive Group chief government Richard Steer stated: “We recognise the numerous funding and success that Artis have established throughout their property, holding 11 key producer approvals and supporting most of the UK’s main insurer purchasers.
“Specializing in London varieties the following section of our enterprise technique and connects the Steer Group throughout the Midlands, the North East and Scotland, rising our geographical footprint and growing our operational functionality to an unprecedented stage.”
Artis Accident Restore Centres managing director Jamie Smithyes shall be becoming a member of the working board of Steer as a part of the acquisition and can proceed to steer his senior administration staff by means of the following section of the enterprise growth.
Steer stated: “We’re delighted to welcome Jamie and his senior staff to our operation and look ahead to an thrilling future collectively.
“I’d additionally prefer to thank Paul Pancham for serving to to make this deal occur and want him all the easiest for the long run.”
Smithyes stated: “We’re all very excited to be becoming a member of the Steer household and as a administration staff, we’ll be staying in place to make sure the continued profitable operating of the Artis enterprise.”