Bodyshop supplier MKPE in the midlands is extending its reach towards the south coast with its acquisition of ATS/Allpaints from Alliance Automotive.
The takeover includes ATS's branches in Epson, Surrey, and in Northfleet, Kent.
MKPE said its IMI and car manufacturer approved technology centre will be available for all its new customers, keeping them on top of the latest in refinishing application technology.
MKPE chairman Terry Elliot said: "This is a major step forward for MKPE in our expansion plans and is reflective of this consolidating market place.
"Our customers know how we can deliver profitability and security to their businesses and the whole MKPE team is looking forward to bringing substantial benefits to our new customers.”
Alliance Automotive managing director John Coombes added: “MKPE is probably the most complete distribution organisation in the UK. I have no doubt that they have a unique ability to bring benefits to ATS’s customers.”