BCA Marketplace is aiming to continue in its bid to offer “joined-up services” for its customers with the acquisition of Ambrosetti – specialist in the preparation of new and used vehicles.
Established in 1979, Ambrosetti operate vehicle defleet, refurbishment, logistics and storage facilities in Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, and Rochester and Sandwich, Kent, with a footprint of over 100 acres and handling around 100,000 vehicles annually.
The business has extensive technical and administrative expertise in reconditioning, conversion, PDI, servicing, storage and onward logistics movements for a portfolio of customers which includes vehicle manufacturers and importers, major fleets and dealer groups.
Ambrosetti will be integrated into the BCA services division, BCA Automotive, led by Mike Pilkington.
The acquisition of Ambrosetti completes BCA’s capability to provide services along the automotive value chain following the acquisition of Stobart Automotive in August 2015.
Avril Palmer-Baunack (pictured), 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 three 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 said: “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.”