BT Fleet today, 8 February, announced the acquisition of SEV Automotive and Plant Limited, a UK based mobile vehicle maintenance and servicing business.
BT Fleet will add SEV's capabilities to its network of 64 garage locations across the country to help accelerate its plans to provide comprehensive fixed and mobile service, maintenance and repair (SMR) to new and existing customers, to accompany its award-winning fleet management service for business critical fleets.
By adding mobile SMR services to BT Fleet's existing fixed offering, customers can opt for the convenience of having their vehicles maintained and serviced on their own premises, or at one of BT Fleet's garages.
SEV's managing director Geoff Allison established SEV in 2014 and the business is headquartered in Sunderland. With more than 40 mobile engineers, SEV offers a nationwide service for a range of vehicle makes and models.
The acquisition will strengthen BT Fleet's customer offer by creating the capability of providing both fixed and mobile SMR services on a national basis through its own operations and employees. For customers, the newly added service will provide choice, consistency and resilience, and minimise the amount of time their vehicles are off the road, delivering cost efficiencies and competitive advantages.
Sixty employees from SEV will become part of the wider BT Fleet team and SEV's managing director, Geoff Allison, will join the BT Fleet leadership team as mobile operations director.