Steer announces Artis acquisition

Steer Automotive Group has continued its ambitious growth strategy with the acquisition of Artis Accident Repair Centres. 

Artis began operating in 2017 and has quickly established a leading presence around the M25, with the recent addition of two new sites in Borehamwood and Grays taking the group up to 11 sites.

Jamie Smithyes and the rest of the Artis management team will remain in place following the deal, which takes Steer Automotive Group to 37 sites with 700 staff and a capacity to repair 70,000 vehicles per year.

Richard Steer, Chief Executive of Steer Automotive, said, “We recognise the significant investment and success that Artis have established across their estate, holding 11 key manufacturer approvals and supporting many of the UK’s leading insurer clients. 

“Focusing on London forms the next phase of our business strategy and connects the Steer Group across the Midlands, the North East and Scotland, growing our geographical footprint and increasing our operational capability to an unprecedented level. We’re delighted to welcome Jamie and his senior team to our operation and look forward to an exciting future together. I’d also like to thank Paul Pancham for helping to make this deal happen and wish him all the very best for the future” said.

Smithyes said, ”We’re all very excited to be joining the Steer family and as a management team, we’ll be staying in place to ensure the continued successful running of the Artis business.”


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