Catering Insight understands that the doors to the Carford office in Ferndown, Dorset, officially closed on Friday, following the dealer’s full integration into the JLA group.
JLA’s marketing director, Liam Grant, commented: “We are really pleased with the ongoing development and growth of our catering division.
“The acquisitions we have made so far have given us the engineer platform to deliver our unique Total Care proposition.
“We are pleased that Carford is now fully integrated as part of the JLA Group and we plan to continue our growth both organically and through further acquisitions.”
Ripponden-based JLA acquired Carford at the end of 2013 as part of its catering equipment division creation.
This strategy saw the group acquire seven dealers over an 18-month period.
At £25m, catering equipment now represents a third of JLA’s overall annual revenue.