UK-based transport and logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has bought Enable, the enclosed finished vehicle carrier, from Stobart Group. Enable, which was originally bought from car carrier Autologic by Stobart in 2012, will now be rebranded as an Acumen Automotive Logistics division.
Acumen has relocated Enable’s staff and vehicles to its recently opened operating centre in Coventry. The head of Enable, Mick Hill, is now general manager of the business unit.
Peter Raybould, director of Acumen Automotive Logistics said: “We are very pleased to be extending our service portfolio within the UK automotive logistics sector. Enable is a perfect fit with our sector-focused strategy. It will allow us to add specialist enclosed car deliveries to the growing range of services we offer the car manufacturing industry.”
The company said it is planning to completely replace Enable’s existing fleet of 13 specialist car carrying trucks over the next 12 months and those purchases will add to Acumen’s 20 new Scania tractor units and 20 Lohr trailers, which it bought following a number of contracts secured with Jaguar Land Rover.
“Acumen is replacing all the tractors with new equipment and fully refurbishing all bodywork and trailers,” confirmed a spokesperson for the company. “In addition it has purchased three new Rolfo enclosed articulated trailers.
The company would not disclose the purchase price or the existing customer base.
Acumen is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.