Safe Fleet appoints new MD

Steve Powell has joined Safe Fleet as managing director of Durite and Labcraft.

Durite is the UK’s leading brand in vehicle safety, lighting and electrical parts for the commercial vehicle aftermarket and manufacturers, while Labcraft is the UK’s leading manufacturer of high performance and energy efficient LED lighting for the commercial vehicle and emergency services sectors.

Powell will lead both businesses, which are collectively known as Commercial Vehicle Europe (CVE).

He said: “I am delighted to join Safe Fleet and take the helm of both Durite and Labcraft. Durite and Labcraft are two strong and well-established brands in the European CV market. I look forward to working with the existing management teams to further grow both businesses, continuing to innovate as we serve the safety needs of the UK and European commercial vehicle fleets.”

Michael Schulte, President of Safe Fleet, said: “We are pleased to have Steve on board. With his extensive leadership experience in Europe, Steve is a great asset to further strengthen our position as the leading global supplier of safety solutions for fleet vehicles.”