Independent Scania dealer, TruckEast, has purchased Northampton-based ST Fleet Services for an undisclosed sum.
Announcing details of the latest acquisition, Graham Broughton, TruckEast’s regional aftersales director west, said: “ST Fleet have a great reputation in the area supporting local fleet operators. Their specialism in trailer repairs and servicing comes as a welcome addition into our business.”
Established more than 30 years ago and operating as a family run business, ST Fleet Services are specialists in trailer maintenance, with an eight-bay workshop and fleet of six mobile service vans.
Services include trailer and truck inspections and repairs, mot preparation, brake roller testing and an on-site vehicle wash.
Over the years they have supported customers such as third party fleet operators by offering extras such as local collection and delivery as well as emergency call out repairs.
During the acquisition, business has continued as usual for its staff and customer base. Matt Thomas, son of previous owner Steve Thomas, will continue to run the day-to-day operation in the role of general manager, whilst the trading name will change to ‘ST Fleet’.
“Former customers and indeed employees of ST Fleet Services can rest assured of a seamless transfer of ownership that will leave them in the safest of hands,” said Broughton.
The sale, completed in early February, complements TruckEast’s existing specialist services portfolio.
Since 2004, when TruckEast first launched its specialist service division, it has continued to expand with customer demand into what it is today.
As well as 14 commercial workshops throughout the eastern counties, TruckEast offers a range of mobile solutions for the transport industry including, tail-lift repairs, trailer, tanker and municipal services as well as their dedicated recovery fleet.
Photo caption: (left to right) Steve Bellotti, TruckEast specialist services manager, Graham Broughton, TruckEast regional aftersales director west, and Matt Thomas, ST Fleet general manager.