AMA adds Western Truck Repairs to heavy vehicle division


Latest deal adds to a growing list of truck-repair acquisitions

AMA adds Western Truck Repairs to heavy vehicle division
WTR becomes the fifth business in AMA's heavy vehicle portfolio

 

Recent consolidation in the truck-repair space rolls on as AMA Group bolsters its heavy vehicle footprint with the purchase of Western Truck Repairs (WTR).

Based in Williamstown, Melbourne, WTR will join Wales (NSW), Recar (Victoria, Queensland), Parins (WA) and All Transport (SA) as part of AMA’s national heavy vehicle repair network.

It has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and adds a team of mechanics, body builders, fabricators, spray painters, chassis aligners, electricians and fibreglassers to the AMA portfolio.


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AMA heavy vehicle division CEO Darren Wales says WTR adds superior craftsmanship from an experienced team of repair professionals.

"For over 30 years, Western has been Victoria’s leading truck repair group and from myself and our team we are excited for them to be a part of a quality company like AMA," Wales says.

"Western will complement our coverage not only in Victoria, but Australia wide. It’s a ‘one-stop-shop’ for truck, bus & coach repairs."

WTR managing director Phil Purdy welcomes AMA’s backing for their operations.

"Our decision to join the AMA Group was not taken lightly. What they bring to the heavy vehicle repair industry is second to none in terms of quality and service," Purdy says.

"This ensures our client base of over 30 years remain the sole focus, for now and many years to come.

"Myself and our other two directors, Joe Portelli and Erio Mirra, look forward to working with Darren and the whole AMA organisation."

This move comes as private equity-backed smash repairer Royan makes its play in New Zealand and exapands further in NSW.

 

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