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MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd has completed the acquisition of the five HRVS Group dealerships in central England announced in January. MAN’s head of branches UK, David Littlejohn, said: “We’re pleased to announce that the acquisition is now complete and the five sites are now an integral part of MAN Truck & Bus Ltd.’s wholly owned dealer network. We’re also very pleased and hugely excited to be welcoming the dedicated and highly experienced colleagues from across all the sites to the MAN Truck & Bus family.

This acquisition is of major importance to our business as it both strengthens our network footprint and further ensures our presence in several key strategic locations.” These locations, now known and trading as: MAN Truck & Bus Ripley, MAN Truck & Bus Stoke-on-Trent, MAN Truck & Bus Sheffield, MAN Truck & Bus Scunthorpe and MAN Truck & Bus Sleaford (pictured), together with a customer workshop at Burton upon Trent, bring the manufacturer’s wholly-owned branch network in the UK to 21 vehicle service and sales outlets, and is the latest part of its 2018 commitment to invest GBP20 million in the network. Littlejohn added “Covering vast swathes of Central England, across Derbyshire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, and Lincolnshire, these five new MAN Truck & Bus sales and service locations will further improve and build upon MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.’s high level of commercial vehicle focussed customer service.

We look forward to meeting and working with customers and supporting them with a comprehensive offering of business-focused aftersales solutions and award-winning vehicles, trucks, vans, as well as bus and coach products”.