WEST Midlands-based Bevan Group, the long-established builder of dry freight box, curtainside and dropside bodies is entering the tipper and traffic management vehicle market.
How? Well, Bevan have acquired Stag Bodies, a specialist bodybuilder with a well-founded reputation for build quality.
The new business, called Bevan Specialist Products, is trading from Stag Bodies old factory in Stone, Staffordshire and all 18 of the former company’s employees have been retained.
Stag previously turned out in the region of 500 vehicles a year, but having already won several orders, Bevan now plans quickly to step-up production.
The launch of Bevan Specialist Products means the Bevan Group sales team can now offer steel and alloy tipping bodies for vehicles ranging in size from 3.5 to 32 tonnes gvw.
“This very exciting development takes us into a completely new market segment, and represents a perfect ‘fit’ for our business,” declared Bevan Group, Managing Director Anthony Bevan.
“As well as giving us the opportunity to approach operators we have never worked with before, it allows us to offer an extended range of bodies and services to a number of established customers with which we already enjoy excellent relationships.”
The launch of Bevan Specialist Products follows the Bevan Group’s acquisition in 2010 of PG Reeves, a specialist manufacturer of vehicle bodies for the drinks industry, and in 2014 of Supertrucks, a builder of glass carrying transport systems.