South West Trucks & Van buys Aquila Swindon and Avonmouth

George Barrow
October 30, 2018

South West Truck & Van has purchased the business and assets of Aquila Truck Centres in Swindon and Avonmouth.

The agreement will see operations continue from the two former Aquila sites, while all employees have been transferred over to the new company.

South West Truck & Van has also been appointed as an Iveco main dealer across the region. Avonmouth will retain its Iveco Truck Station status, which identifies it as one of 250 specialised HGV service locations along the main transport corridors of Europe.

David Sims, dealer principal at South West Truck & Van said: “We see huge potential for the business and intend to be at the front of the queue pursuing new opportunities and opening new doors. Today’s Iveco product range is first class, particularly with the ability to offer fleets a choice between ultra-clean Euro-6 diesel or natural power trucks, plus the option of electric traction or 2020 RDE Ready models with the Daily.”

IVECO network director Adam Harris said: “South West Truck & Van impressed us with its vision for the business and we’re delighted to award it the full sales, service and parts franchise.”

About the Author


George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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