SP Holding acquistion creates total truck and trailer care services

The SP Holding Group can now offer a total truck and trailer care service for logistics companies with the acquisition of leading Black Country trailer maintenance and repair company Trailercare.

SP Holding already operates a truck maintenance and repairs service, a Renault Trucks dealership, a VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) truck test facility plus a truck and specialist vehicle hire, leasing and sales service.

It has now acquired Trailercare, based at Willenhall, near Wolverhampton, which has a turnover of £1.2 million and employs 25 staff.

Managing Director Steve Holding said: “This is an exciting development for us. We have acquired Trailercare because there is a good fit with our other services. “It means we can now offer a total truck and trailer care service to our logistics customers, including maintenance, repairs, hire, leasing and sales. “We are now working hard to integrate Trailercare into SP Holding. There will be new investment as part of a rapid development programme.

“What will emerge will be a better, stronger operation, providing its customers with an excellent service, backed by SP Holding’s strong reputation for quality, service and financial stability.

“Trailercare has some important longterm contracts and those will continue. We will also be looking to expand and develop the services offered, so our new truck and trailer care service goes from strength to strength.”

Operating from a 10,000 sq ft maintenance depot on the Long Acre Industrial Estate in Willenhall, Trailercare offers a nationwide service for contract and fleet management including breakdown cover, sales and finance.

It provides a mobile maintenance a repairs service through a fleet of nine vans and also embeds engineers with key clients where necessary.

Clients include AF Blakemore, also based in Willenhall, and Culina, in Market Drayton, Shropshire. The company provides a non-contract repairs and maintenance service for dozens of other companies in the Midlands.

The SP Holding Group last month celebrated the first anniversary of its Renault Truck Dealership, which offers high quality repair, maintenance after care services, backed by the latest diagnostics in a modern workshop.

Steve Holding said: “Positioned alongside our other truck maintenance and logistics services, we see significant potential to grow the SP Holding trailer care side of our business.

“Logistics companies are looking for service companies that can act as a one stop shop so they can take out costs and concentrate on the core of their business. That’s what we can do at SP Holding.”

© Trailercare - SPHolding Group 2014