Unipart sells Intertruck business
Unipart Group has sold its Intertruck business to Sampa.
Intertruck, part of Unipart International, is an importer and distributor of truck and trailer parts, workshop tools and transport consumables. Its head office and central warehouse is located in Rotterdam, and it supplies products across Europe either directly or through trading partners. The company also has locations in Zambia, Africa. Around 50 people currently work for Intertruck.
Sampa is a major global manufacturer and distributor in the commercial vehicle aftermarket sector. With its headquarters in Turkey the business supplies products to over 160 countries and has over 3,500 employees worldwide.
Mike Ferris, Unipart International Managing Director, said that the sale of Intertruck to Sampa provides the business with a strong position for growth in a complex, international market.
He said: “Intertruck has more than 50 years of experience in providing customers with a one-stop shop service and the Intertruck brand is widely recognised and valued by its customers. As Unipart continues its focus on growth in strategic markets outside of the heavy commercial vehicle parts sector, it makes sense for Intertruck to move to a company like Sampa which has a very strong presence in the aftermarket for truck and trailer parts.”
Darren Leigh, Unipart Group Chief Executive Officer, said that the sale of Intertruck to Sampa makes logical sense for all parties, especially employees. He said: “Sampa was established in 1994 and is a leader in commercial vehicle products. Intertruck is an attractive business for Sampa to add to their portfolio.
“I would like to thank the Intertruck employees for their loyal service and wish them every success under new ownership.”
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