The JLA Group has acquired Somerset-based catering equipment manufacturer DC (Direct Catering) Products.
This marks the first time the servicing specialist has bought out a manufacturer, following the purchase of seven dealers within an 18 month period across 2013-2015. These were: Carford, Red Squared, CKM, Proton Washrite, Harmony Business & Technology, Comcat Engineering, and Newco Catering Equipment.
The group believes this latest acquisition further strengthens its fast-growing catering division.
Post-acquisition, DC Products will continue to be run independently by MD Bob Wood, who has successfully led the business after assuming responsibility from the original founders of DC. All of DC’s business processes, points of contacts, products and services are remaining the same.
Stephen Baxter, JLA Group CEO commented: “We are delighted to have Bob and his team join the JLA Group. Bob has done a tremendous job in growing DC Products into the business it is today, with a great track record of service to its growing customer base, and we are really looking forward to continuing this together in the future.”
Bob Wood, MD of DC, added: “Joining the JLA Group marks the start of a really exciting period for DC Products.
“The investment and support from JLA will allow us to accelerate our ambitious growth plans and, most importantly, deliver even better products and service to all of our customers.”