BT Fleet has acquired SEV Automotive and Plant Limited
BT Fleet has acquired Sunderland-headquartered SEV Automotive and Plant Limited, a mobile vehicle maintenance and servicing business.
Adding SEV’s capabilities to its network of 64 garage locations across the country, the auto repair subsidiary of BT Group says the acquisition will improve the business’ entire offering, from customer service to maintenance standards.
By adding mobile SMR services to BT Fleet’s existing fixed offering, customers can opt for the convenience of having their vehicles maintained and serviced on their own premises, or at one of BT Fleet’s garages.
Managing Director Geoff Allison established SEV in 2014; with more than 40 mobile engineers, SEV now offers a nationwide service for a range of vehicle makes and models.
Sixty employees from SEV will become part of the wider BT Fleet team. SEV Managing Director, Geoff Allison will become Mobile Operations Director on the BT Fleet leadership team, working into Managing Director Henry Brace.
Gerry McQuade, CEO, 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. I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to everyone from SEV; together, we have a strong and exciting future.“
Geoff Allison, Managing Director, SEV, added: “This is a truly amazing time for SEV and we are delighted to be joining BT Fleet. With our combined operations and expertise, I’m confident we will deliver the service that customers require in this ever demanding market place.“
“Thank you very much for your advice and expertise, this would not have been possible without your combined support. You helped me to get the best possible outcome for me personally, the people and the business. I am looking forward to the future and the opportunities.”
Geoff Allison, Managing Director, SEV Automotive & Plant Limited