Voith Industrial Services has acquired ThyssenKrupp Services Ltd, which will create a combined business with a workforce of over 2,000 employees at 35 locations.
Warwick-based Voith Industrial Services prepares over 1,000 buses each evening in the UK for service the following day.
Voith Industrial Services’ MD, Paul Nicholson, said: “Strategically this is an important acquisition as it will provide us with a combined organisation which will raise considerably our profile as a leading provider of technical services in the automotive industry.
“Our customer base will be significantly strengthened creating future growth opportunities as we strive towards our goal as the preferred supplier of industrial services to the UK automotive industry.”
ThyssenKrupp Services’ business in the UK, based in Coventry, includes providing technical cleaning and technical services to Jaguar Land Rover at its manufacturing operations in Solihull, Castle Bromwich, and Halewood.
Other major customers include BMW and Ford along with several other automotive and non-automotive customers. ThyssenKrupp Services Ltd was the last remaining industrial services business within ThyssenKrupp group after the sale of ThyssenKrupp Industrieservice GmbH, Safway and Xervon in 2009 and 2011.