BCA Marketplace, the car auctions and logistics company, has acquired vehicle preparation specialist Ambrosetti.
Ambrosetti operates vehicle defleet (preparing fleet vehicles for resale), refurbishment, logistics and storage facilities in Chipping Warden in Northamptonshire, and Rochester and Sandwich in Kent, handling around 100,000 vehicles annually.
In August, BCA Marketplace, which is chaired by Avril Palmer-Baunack, bought Eddie Stobart’s car transporter business.
Palmer-Baunack 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.”
Ambrosetti has technical and administrative expertise in reconditioning, conversion, PDI, servicing, storage and onward logistics movements. It 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.
Palmer-Baunack 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.”