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ARI acquires UK-Based Fleet Support Group

ABR Staff Writer Published 19 December 2011

ARI has purchased a Chippenham, England, UK-based Fleet Support Group (FSG) which is an independent fleet management company.

The acquisition adds FSG to the ARI family of companies and will expand ARI's fleet management offerings in the UK and had marked for further global expansion.

FSG is focused on building long-term partnerships with clients and suppliers and provides fleet management services throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

FSG Chairman and founder Geoffrey Bray has hailed the acquisition as the start of an "exciting new era for our company, staff and customers."

ARI President Carl Ortell said this acquisition is another vital step as we continue to expand the scope of our services and our geographical reach.

"Everyone at ARI is extremely excited about joining forces with FSG and about the opportunities that lie ahead of us in the European market.

"Our clients rely upon our unique ability to deliver customized solutions to achieve exceptional results," said Ortell.

Ortell also added that a growing number need more sophisticated global fleet support and the acquisition will provide more flexibility, capabilities and proven fleet expertise for serving the fleet.

Bray said, existing FSG and ARI customers will benefit from the expertise, skills and range of services that we each provide.

"Both organizations already offer turnkey solutions for public and private sector fleets.

"Added value for our customers will be achieved through the synergies of our affiliation with ARI," bray added.

The acquisition will not change FSG's management structure or staff positions .