The service division of Sovex has been acquired by Liverpool-based industrial load system specialists, Joloda International, for an undisclosed sum. After the purchase, Joloda Conveyor Services has been created, becoming one of the largest aftercare providers for conveyor and materials handling products in the UK.
Expanding its service and maintenance capabilities, as well as enhancing the after sales service for its customers, seemed like the natural step towards growth for Joloda International.
The acquisition expands the team of engineers, who will provide planned preventative maintenance, on-demand callouts and spare parts to more than 400 customers nationwide – including some of the largest warehouse and distribution facilities in the country.
“I am delighted that Joloda has been able to make this acquisition. Sovex is extremely well regarded in the industry and that is what made this deal so appealing,” said Michele Dematteis, Chief Executive Officer at Joloda International.
“Our expanded service and maintenance division brings together two of the very best service teams in the business, allowing us to provide customers of both firms with exceptional after sales care. Sovex, Transnorm and Joloda all share the same goal, to provide our customers with the best service possible – we’re looking forward to building on this relationship to ensure that we are able to do that,” Michele added.
All existing Joloda and Sovex customers will now benefit from Joloda Conveyor Services’ expanded capabilities, offering faster response times due to the team’s increased footprint, improved technical knowledge and experience from the company’s combined team of engineers.
Sovex’s sales and manufacturing arm will continue to focus its resources on the development of its telescopic boom conveyor products in the UK and Europe, handing over all after sales care to Joloda Conveyor Services.
All existing service and maintenance staff within Sovex have transitioned across to the new business.