TIP Trailer Services, a portfolio company of I Squared Capital and one of the leading trailer leasing, rental, maintenance and repair providers across Europe and Canada, has completed the acquisition of PEMA, a commercial vehicle operational leasing and rental company offering services in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Sweden, and Switzerland.
This follows the announcement of 26 July 2019 on the signing of the agreement with PEMA’s shareholder for the acquisition.
“This milestone solidifies TIP and PEMA’s strengths in transportation and logistics and positions our joint companies for long-term diversification and growth in keeping with our strategy,” said Bob Fast, President and CEO of TIP Trailer Services. “The combined business will leverage our strengthened geographical footprint, give us a more robust presence in Germany, power PEMA’s truck leasing and rental business, expand TIP’s European workshop network for all customers, and broaden our service offerings and client coverage network. This will benefit employees, customers, partners and shareholders alike.”
The combined companies have a longstanding experience in transportation and logistics across Europe and Canada, supporting customer needs throughout the entire lifecycle of trailers, trucks and swap bodies. Together they have approximately 90,000 trailers and trucks as well as over 100 workshops, offering one of the largest repair networks in Europe and Canada with 208 mobile service vans, providing a one-stop-shop solution for a wide variety of vehicle equipment. Customers will have a seamless service partner across Europe and Canada, simplifying their fleet management and enabling them to focus on their core business activities, while enjoying strong reliability and customer service.
The management of the combined companies are working together on an integration plan to allow a smooth transition. Until integration, existing contracts, services, terms and conditions and processes will remain in place at each of the businesses.