German-headquartered spares supply specialist GEV Group has acquired UK counterpart Commercial Catering Spares (CCS).
The companies believe the move provides the largest spare parts stock-holding availability for delivery next day anywhere within the UK.
The strategic purchase of CCS grows the GEV Group’s presence in the UK. By continuing to supply the OEM parts through CCS, the acquisition should support GEV’s growth strategy with an emphasis on OEM parts specifically in the UK – and, in addition, for all international markets.
The range of parts held by GEV as well as further investments in stock, warehousing operations and IT systems is aimed at positioning the company in the market with a comprehensive spare parts solution required by existing and new UK customers, irrespective of their size.
Both the GEV UK office in Grantham and CCS will be managed by Jonathan Booth, current MD of CCS, and will continue to be run from the latter’s Heywood site. Current GEV UK MD Bryn Vivian will also remain within the company.
Alexander Wiegand, GEV’s MD commented: “We are pleased and proud to welcome Jonathan Booth and his highly qualified team as the latest member of the GEV Group. Jonathan has grown CCS over the last 20 years to be one of the leading catering spare parts companies in the UK. We are convinced the strengths of both companies will create an engine for long-term growth.”
Booth commented that the spares market in the UK is changing and: “I am glad to join the GEV Group and am convinced this will further strengthen CCS’s competitive position. I hope the industry will embrace this move to further improve service levels and to promote OEM parts.”