Lovells and Pronto repair centres sold to Steer

Lovells and Pronto repair centres sold to Steer

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Steer Automotive Group has bought Lovells Auto Body Centres and Pronto Accident Repair Centres, adding to its current East Midlands footprint.

Lovells and Pronto have established approvals from leading manufacturers such as BMW, Tesla, Mercedes-Benz Van, Audi, VW Skoda Seat, Kia and Hyundai at its 11 sites across the East of England.

Owners Chris Hammond and Duncan Exton said Steer’s business ethos and approach played a crucial role in their decision to proceed with the sale.

The operations team will remain in place to continue the day-to-day running of the business and will be supported by the senior leadership team of the current Steer East Midlands region.

Duncan and Chris said: ‘We have the utmost confidence we’re leaving our customers, colleagues and the business in good hands. We wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing the progress the business makes in the coming months and years under Steer’s stewardship.’

Richard Steer, chief executive of Steer Automotive Group, said: “This acquisition is not just about expanding our footprint; it’s about integrating Lovells and Pronto’s expertise with our own. Their reputation for high quality repairs combined with first class customer service, sets us up to further extend our reach into the East of England.”

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