Ogilvie Group acquires Lincoln-based Active Auto Solutions

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Ogilvie Group, the parent company of Ogilvie Fleet, has acquired privately-owned Active Auto Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

Formed in February 2007 with year-on-year growth, Lincoln-headquartered Active Auto Solutions provides claims handling and support services to fleets and clients of commercial insurance brokers and intermediaries across the UK following motor accidents and incidents.

In addition to managing motor vehicle claims, Active Auto Solutions provides temporary vehicles following collisions.

Ogilvie Fleet is planning to launch a standalone rental division within the business and sees Active Auto Solutions providing major synergies with that operation.

The privately-owned contract hire and leasing company has recorded significant short-term hire business growth in recent years and in 2016/17 saw turnover reach around £4.5 million – up around 27% on the previous 12 months – with an expectation that revenue will top £5 million in 2018.

Meanwhile, Ogilvie Fleet will continue to work in partnership with its existing accident management providers to deliver a comprehensive cradle to grave service to its fleet customers.

Chief executive of Ogilvie Group, Duncan Ogilvie, said: “We will be looking at improving efficiencies within the business, including offering access to our own fleet expertise.

“We expect Active Auto Solutions to expand its customer based in the future and our intention as the new owner is to provide a supporting role and allow the company’s team to manage the business on a day-to-day business.”