The Ogilvie Group, owners of fleet finance and management provider Ogilvie Fleet, has acquired accident claim handling company Active Auto Solutions.
Ogilvie said it is planning to launch a standalone division for its rental services, and “sees Active Auto Solutions providing major synergies with that operation.”
Ogilvie bought Active from founder James Parczuk, who will stay as managing director, and co-founding shareholders Kevin Paul and Rob Wilkinson, who have retired from the industry.
Ogilvie Group’s chief executive Duncan Ogilvie said: “A large proportion of the Active Auto Solutions’ business relates to providing vehicle replacement and that means there are many synergies with our expanding daily rental business. Those synergies were the prime motivator for the acquisition.”
He added: “The acquisition, coupled with the expansion of our existing daily rental operation, continues to see Ogilvie Fleet become a supplier of mobility solutions with vehicles available on short-term hire or lease from just half-a-day to three or four years.”
Parzcuk said: “A significant amount of our income is derived from the provision of temporary replacement vehicles. Joining the Ogilvie Group increases our access to the fleet market and rental vehicles, enabling us to significantly grow the business.”