AMA adds Western Truck Repairs to heavy vehicle division

Photography by: courtesy AMA + WTR

FOLLOWING its addition of Wales Bus Repairs mid last year, the AMA Group's latest deal adds to its growing list of bus and truck repair acquisitions,

AMA adds Western Truck Repairs to heavy vehicle division
WTR becomes the fifth business in AMA's heavy vehicle portfolio.

Recent consolidation in the bus and truck-repair space rolls on as AMA Group bolsters its heavy vehicle footprint with the purchase of Western Truck Repairs (WTR).

Based in Williamstown, Melbourne, WTR will join Wales Bus and Truck Repairs (NSW), Recar (Victoria, Queensland), Parins (WA) and All Transport (SA) as part of AMA’s national heavy vehicle repair network.

It has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry and adds a team of mechanics, body builders, fabricators, spray painters, chassis aligners, electricians and fibreglassers to the AMA portfolio, the company confirms.

AMA heavy vehicle division CEO Darren Wales says WTR adds superior craftsmanship from an experienced team of repair professionals.

"For over 30 years, Western has been Victoria’s leading truck repair group and from myself and our team we are excited for them to be a part of a quality company like AMA," Wales said.

"Western will complement our coverage not only in Victoria, but Australia wide. It’s a ‘one-stop-shop’ for truck, bus & coach repairs."


WTR managing director Phil Purdy welcomes AMA’s backing for its operations.

"Our decision to join the AMA Group was not taken lightly. What they bring to the heavy vehicle repair industry is second to none in terms of quality and service," Purdy said.

"This ensures our client base of over 30 years remain the sole focus, for now and many years to come.

"Myself and our other two directors, Joe Portelli and Erio Mirra, look forward to working with Darren and the whole AMA organisation."

This move comes as private equity-backed smash repairer Royan makes its play in New Zealand and exapands further in NSW.

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Western Truck Repairs is a one-stop shop for bus and coach repairs with, "…experts on hand to make sure your bus is back on the road in no time," it states.

With 24-hour towing, around-the-clock service, affordable parts, and fast turnaround times, its bus and coach repair services include: smash repairs; bus servicing; custom resprays; door fill-ins; interior trim refurbishments; ADR 68 seatbelt installation; steel, aluminium and fibreglass repairs; 25-year structural report inspections; 25-year bus frame inspections; insurance claims and accident reports; disability access installation; wheelchair lift repair; coach and bus roadworthy certification; engine diagnostics and repair; engine refurbishment; bus safety checks; clutch repairs; transmission servicing and suspension repairs, it states.

It is a fully registered member of the Australian Heavy Vehicle and Repair Association (AHVRA) and the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC), it confirms.

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