Cox Automotive has acquired 100% of the share capital of family-owned C Walton Ltd (CWL), one of the UK’s key providers of vehicle services for manufacturers, fleet operators, dealers and daily rental companies.

As part of the deal, Cox Automotive UK has acquired CWL’s vehicle services business which operates from three locations in Bruntingthorpe (Leicestershire), Wyton (Cambridgeshire) and Long Bennington (Lincolnshire). The deal also includes CWL’s proving ground and events businesses.

CWL offers an extensive range of fleet management and vehicle services on a mass scale including new and used car vehicle preparation (wash, valeting, imagery) and reconditioning (Smart and full bodyshop repairs); defleet services including inspections and MOT; logistics and storage; as well as a range of in-life services for cars, vans and trucks plus full support for Electric vehicle handling.

The acquisition will significantly increase both the scale and scope of wholelife vehicle services that Cox Automotive UK can offer new clients to support physical and online auction programmes.