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DWS Bodyworks acquires Supreme

DWS Bodyworks has bought Supreme Bodyworks in Basildon for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition brings DWS closer to its aim of becoming the London solution for the insurance crash repair market. The business will be renamed DWS Basildon and becomes the group’s eighth site.

Supreme is based in a seven-year-old purpose-built 21,000 sq ft bodyshop and DWS will be retaining all 28 staff.

DWS Basildon will take the group’s turnover to £28m this year, moving it up three places to third in the AM50 bodyshop ranking.

Stephen Field, DWS group managing director, said: “Supreme is a good fit for us because it’s a modern facility with good arterial links to the M25.

“The site has been in a state of decline for the past six months but we will get it back to profitability within next three months.”

Field told AM he was looking to continue DWS’s acquisition trail and wanted at least four more bodyshops within the M25 this year.

He also invited approaches from bodyshops in the area that are looking to leave the industry.

“We will continue expanding over the next five years in order to cater for our expanding customer base in the London area,” he added.

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