The new structure consists of four divisions: BCA Vehicle Services, which provides new vehicle services; BCA Fleet Solutions, which delivers fleet management, defleet and refurbishment services; BCA Automotive, which handles multiple vehicle logistics; and BCA Logistics, which carries out single vehicle movements.
The company now provides services across ports and car plants, as well as defleeting activity. The new structure integrates the businesses of Ambrosetti and Paragon Automotive, acquired in 2016, alongside the existing vehicle logistics operations. BCA also bought Stobart Automotive in 2015.
BCA’s combined operations now comprise the largest fleet of vehicle transporters in the UK with over 700 vehicles and a network of 25 defleet sites that can handle over 1m vehicles a year.
Avril Palmer-Baunack, BCA executive chairman, commented: “This new structure means BCA strengthens its operations covering the vehicle lifecycle. The new national network of sites creates industry-leading capacity and the ability to create efficient solutions and economies of scale spanning new vehicle, in-life and defleet services.”
In a statement, BCA said it was seeing volume growth both from existing customers and new business wins, and that its ongoing investment programme was helping it to build capacity and provide an end-to-end supply chain service, alongside its core vehicle remarketing business.
Further details of BCA’s new structure and operations will be included in the next edition of Finished Vehicle Logistics.