Greenhous Group has purchased family-run Heatons Truck Group, adding four more DAF locations to its business. The acquisition includes North West Trucks, a leading DAF franchise operating out of Northwich and Huyton as well as North West Truck & Trailer Parts, an all-makes commercial parts operation at Ellesmere Port. Woodwards Truck and Van Centre in Wigan, which holds the parts and service franchises for both Renault and DAF Trucks is also included in the deal which will see the four sites continue to trade under the North West Trucks name.
Speaking about the acquisition, Derek Passant, CEO of the Greenhous Group, said: “We’re delighted to welcome these four new sites into the Greenhous Group. For over 120 years the Heatons family have built a fantastic reputation and loyal customer-base in the region. It’s been a pleasure working with them on this deal and we’re looking forward to further prosperity in the North West.”
This latest acquisition increases the Greenhous Group portfolio of DAF locations to 19, following the acquisition of Adams Morey in 2019 and Kingdon Wessex in 2021. Kevin Swinnerton, MD of Adams Morey, will oversee the new purchases.
“I can’t wait to start working with everyone across the four locations – we’ve inherited a first-class team and outstanding network coverage in the region. We’ve a lot to learn from each other and an exciting journey ahead,” Swinnerton added.