Greenhous, one of the UK’s largest automotive groups, has announced the acquisition of Heatons Truck Group, which will see four more DAF locations join its business.
Founded in 1899, Heatons Truck Group is a 5th generation family-run business with four sites throughout the North West of England: North West Trucks, a leading DAF franchise operating out of Northwich and Huyton; North West Truck & Trailer Parts, an all-makes commercial parts operation at Ellesmere Port; and Woodwards Truck and Van Centre in Wigan, which holds the parts and service franchises for both Renault and DAF Trucks.
Derek Passant, CEO of the Greenhous Group – which regularly feature as one of the UK’s top-performing private companies – commented: “We’re delighted to welcome these four new sites into the Greenhous Group. For over 120 years the Heatons family have built a fantastic reputation and loyal customer-base in the region. It’s been a pleasure working with them on this deal and we’re looking forward to further prosperity in the North West.”
This latest acquisition increases the Greenhous Group portfolio of DAF locations to 19, following the acquisition of Adams Morey in 2019 and Kingdon Wessex in 2021. With locations throughout the South West, South Coast, across the West Midlands and now the North West, Greenhous has firmly established itself as of one of the largest DAF dealer groups in the UK.
The four sites will remain trading under the North West Trucks name and will be overseen by Kevin Swinnerton, Managing Director of Adams Morey. Kevin Swinnerton commented: “I can’t wait to start working with everyone across the four locations – we’ve inherited a first-class team and outstanding network coverage in the region. We’ve a lot to learn from each other and an exciting journey ahead.”