Woodall Nicholson Holdings Limited acquire JM Engineering Limited and Promech Solutions Limited.

By Rachael Buckley

Woodall Nicholson Holdings Limited (WNHL) has acquired the entire share capital of JM Engineering Limited and Promech Solutions Limited. The WNHL Group trades as Coleman Milne, Coleman Milne Specialist Vehicles, Mellor Coachcraft, and Treka Bus.

JM Engineering and Promech Solutions are both based on the Plaxton Park Manufacturing Site in Scarborough and have an excellent reputation as suppliers to the vehicle manufacturing sector. Both businesses will continue to operate from their existing Scarborough facilities and Mark Eccles founder and owner of the businesses will continue as Managing Director.

John Randerson, Managing Director of Woodall Nicholson Bus Division commented “This is a fantastic opportunity for both businesses to further cement what has been an excellent working relationship and to bring a highly skilled and resourceful team into the WN group. I am delighted that JM Engineering and Promech Solutions joins a group that is growing, we have some exciting challenges ahead, with growth potential in the specialist vehicle sector as we leverage our low floor and electric vehicle platforms. Additionally, JM Engineering and Promech Solutions have an extensive customer base who will be delighted to learn that business for them will continue as normal and Mark and his team will continue to provide the outstanding levels of quality, flexibility, and value that they have become accustomed to.” 

Mark Eccles (L) with Woodall Nicholson’s John Randerson (R)

Mark Eccles added “I am extremely proud of what has been achieved at JM Engineering and Promech Solutions and would like to pass on my thanks to the entire management team and staff who have been an integral part of that journey. Bringing our knowledge and expertise into the Woodall Nicholson Group will help us to grow the businesses further, which in turn will lead to further job creation for the Scarborough area. I will remain within the company continuing my role as Managing Director and am genuinely excited that the businesses are joining the WN Group.”

This acquisition will complement the substantial growth already achieved and underpin the future growth aspirations of the Woodall Nicholson Group which has gone from strength to strength since Woodall Nicholson was acquired by its current investors in July 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Woodall Nicholson Group:
• Based in the North West of England, UK.
• Projected turnover in 2019 more than c.£80 million with around 400 employees

The Four “Market-Focused” design and manufacturing divisions of the group include:
• Coleman Milne. UK’s Market leader in ceremonial vehicles to the funeral sector
• Mellor. Market Leader in innovative, efficient, accessible and sustainable small Bus and electric bus solutions.
• Treka Bus. specialists in the design, development & manufacture of wheelchair accessible minibuses
• CM Specialist Vehicle Division. A market leading vehicle conversion specialist and manufacturer in the blue light emergency services sector

Woodall Nicholson is a privately owned by a group of like-minded shareholders who share a passion for providing best in class technological vehicle solutions for its expanding customer base.