BT Fleet has purchased mobile vehicle maintenance and servicing specialist SEV Automotive and Plant and will add the firm’s assets to its network of 64 workshops across the UK.
BT Fleet said the acquisition of Sunderland-based SEV will enhance its fixed and mobile service as well as maintenance and repair facilities. SEV has more than 40 mobile engineers and offers a nationwide service for a range of vehicle makes and models. A total of 60 employees from SEV will become part of the BT Fleet team.
Gerry McQuade, CEO of BT Wholesale and Ventures, said: “This is an important acquisition for BT Fleet, as it allows us to deliver an even better customer experience by offering greater flexibility and convenience around how and where their vehicles are maintained and serviced. SEV’s position in the marketplace makes it the natural choice of partner as we look to combine the strength of our fixed garage network with a fully mobile team of technicians.”
MD of SEV, Geoff Allison, will become mobile operations director on the BT Fleet leadership team, reporting to MD Henry Brace. Allison, who founded SEV in 2014, said: “With our combined operations and expertise, I’m confident we will deliver the service that customers require in this ever demanding market place.”