BCA has purchased vehicle preparation and refurbishment firm Ambrosetti.
Ambrosetti operate vehicle defleet, refurbishment, logistics and storage facilities in Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, Rochester and Sandwich, Kent, with a footprint of over 100 acres and handling around 100,000 vehicles annually.
Ambrosetti offers reconditioning, conversion, PDI, servicing, storage and onward logistics movements for customers including vehicle manufacturers and importers, major fleets and dealer groups.
Ambrosetti will be integrated into the BCA services division, BCA Automotive, led by Mike Pilkington. BCA Automotive includes single plate moves, multi-car moves, inspections and technical services.
BCA Marketplace also acquired Stobart Automotive in August 2015, and the acquisition of Ambrosetti completes BCA’s capability to provide services along the automotive value chain; from factory gates or port with technical and logistics for new vehicles to refurbishment and logistics for used vehicles and the core remarketing and auction operation.
Avril Palmer-Baunack, executive chairman, BCA Marketplace said: “We are committed to broadening the delivery of service across the whole automotive supply chain to support our customers and the purchase of Ambrosetti now means BCA can offer a full logistics, defleet and refurbishment service together with new car preparation to our OEM, Fleet and Dealer customers.’
“The Ambrosetti real estate portfolio complements the recent acquisition by BCA of 3 additional land assets as well as the additional acreage from recent business acquisitions. This gives us the capacity and footprint to support the needs of all of our customers and our future customers in the automotive market and supply chain with an end to end service offering.”
She added: “BCA is evolving the automotive sector with joined-up and complementary services that bring real opportunities to our customers wherever they operate within the new or used vehicle marketplace. We will continue to invest and innovate to ensure BCA is best placed to deliver the full supply chain needs of our customers.”