MAN Trucks have been putting a lot of time and effort into their dealer network over the last few years. Significant investments in their company owned sites in Nuneaton and Gateshead are now followed by an investment in the acquisition of a dealer group – HRVS.
Through the purchase, MAN has acquired five dealership locations in Ripley, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Sleaford, and a customer workshop in Burton upon Trent. The dealer came on board with MAN through the company’s acquisition of ERF back in 2000.
According to Thomas Hemmerich, CEO of MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, this represents a major investment in the company’s aftersales footprint. “The acquisition will undoubtedly strengthen our wholly-owned branch network which, following the HRVS purchase, now numbers 24 vehicle service and sales locations.
“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,” Thomas added.
Thomas says that the 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,” he promises.
Multi-site MAN dealer HRVS Group, through its five dealership locations – covering Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire – has supported MAN customers with vehicle sales and service for over 17 years. Before becoming MAN franchised agents, the company supported longstanding ERF customers.
Thomas says the acquisition of the HRVS Group will help the company take another positive step forward. “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).
“We’re keen to integrate HRVS into the MAN Truck & Bus UK team as soon as possible, starting with the transfer of the HRVS employees. HRVS will continue to operate as usual for now. The only difference is that the business is now owned by MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.”