CMV Truck & Bus acquires Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs


CMV Truck & Bus has entered an agreement to acquire Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs in Warrnambool, Victoria.

It is expected that the transfer of ownership will take effect on February 6, with founders Anthony and Catherine Convey and Phil Noonan agreeing to remain with the business to assist the team with the transition.

Founded in 2010 by Anthony and Catherine Convey, and Phil and Tanya Noonan, Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs is the largest heavy-vehicle truck repair centre between Geelong and Mount Gambier.

Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs has been representing CMV Truck & Bus in the region for both parts supply and servicing and repairs of Mack Trucks, UD Trucks and Volvo Trucks and Buses over the last 12 years.

A family-owned business that upholds values similar to that of the CMV Group, Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs currently employs seven staff who support a significant customer base in the Warrnambool region. All of whom are being offered employment with CMV Truck & Bus.

CMV Truck & Bus are a division of the CMV Group, who employ more than 1700 people across Australia. They are the Victorian franchisee for Volvo Group Australia brands; Mack Trucks, UD Trucks and Volvo Trucks and Buses. CMV Truck & Bus operate dealerships in Clayton, Dandenong, Derrimut, Epping, Shepparton, Traralgon and Wodonga, along with a Training Institute at Derrimut.

Reflecting on the recent acquisition, David Simmons, CMV Group chairman said the company was looking forward to bringing the Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs business and their staff into the CMV Group fold.

“We’re committed to maintaining the strong customer service and focus the Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs customers in the region have experienced over the years,” said Simmons.

Phil Noonan of Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs said: “After 13 years in partnership, 12 of which we have worked alongside CMV Truck & Bus, we are pleased to announce the transition of ownership to the CMV Group. We believe the standards and integrity of Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs will continue with the CMV Group as the company upholds values and principles similar to ours.

“Anthony and I, along with Catherine and Tanya and all our current employees, will continue to apply our years of experience, knowledge and business relationships with assisting in the continual growth of Warrnambool Truck & Trailer Repairs.”

Miles Crawford, General Manager of CMV Truck & Bus said of this new acquisition: “Anthony and Catherine Convey, and Phil and Tanya Noonan have been outstanding business partners over the last 12 years, and have continued to grow their operation through a focus on customer service, strong communication and business relationships”.

“We look forward to working with Anthony, Catherine, Phil and Tanya through the transition period, and supporting all staff and customers moving forward”.

From a staff of five in 1934, the CMV Group now runs substantial operations in automotive dealerships and agriculture predominately in Victoria and South Australia, employing more than 1700 staff. CMV also administers the CMV Group Foundation, a charitable trust which channels the Group’s distributable profit back into the community through donations to worthy causes.

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