Karl Vella acquires fifth bodyshop

Accident repair company The Karl Vella Group, based in Lancashire, has announced the acquisition of its fifth bodyshop.

The bodyshop, in Workington, Cumbria, had previously been trading as Millican Motors Ltd and had entered voluntary liquidation at the end of January 2015.

The Karl Vella Group has acquired all the equipment and vehicles, and have entered into a new long term lease. Staff have been transferred over to The Karl Vella Group, and the site is fully operational. The site is currently undergoing a period of transition into the group, with rebranding, training and implementation of The Karl Vella Group processes ongoing.

Owner and managing director, Karl Vella MBE, said, ‘The site is perfectly placed to further the group’s strategy and growth plans. In conjunction with our site at Barrow, this gives us excellent coverage across Cumbria.’

Operations director, Mike Sarsfield, is delighted with the addition. He said, ‘We are pleased to welcome the staff at Workington on board. I have been very impressed with the level of quality and skill on site. The enthusiasm of the team to get the site quickly fully functional, to allow us to deliver an excellent service throughout, must be commended.’

The Karl Vella Group was established in 1986 by Karl Vella MBE in Southport. Now at five sites, the group will be continuing its expansion plans throughout 2015, with its aim of offering ‘unparalleled capacity and coverage across the North West’.