Brierley Hill-based Auto Styling Truckman, the 4x4 vehicle accessory manufacturer and distributor, is planning to expand to new, larger premises in a deal advised by law firm FBC Manby Bowdler.
Established in 2003, Auto Styling Truckman has been based at Narrowboat Way on the Blackbrook Valley industrial estate since January 2007.
Keeping its existing facility to focus on manufacturing and production, the business has now purchased a 52,0000 square foot modern factory unit as an investment and this will become the headquarters for the business as well as provide sales, distribution, product development, warehousing functions and a new tool making workshop.
The new facility will enable the company to increase its office space in order to grow its sales and marketing team and expand its engineering disciplines. It will also provide additional warehouse and workshop space.
Mike Wheeler, managing director of Auto Styling Truckman, said: “Having enjoyed consistently high growth in recent years and with the forthcoming launch of a new range of pick-up hardtops, we identified the need for additional space and were keen that this expansion should enable us to separate out our manufacturing function from the warehousing and distribution.
“When the new unit came on to the market we identified it as being ideal to meet our needs and allowed us to invest in a property nearby to our existing site.
“Having worked with Andrew Wynne of FBC Manby Bowdler since we established the business, we had no hesitation in instructing him on the purchase.
“He has previously supported us on two rental properties and we’ve been similarly reassured of his professionalism with this purchase. I feel quite sure as Auto Styling Truckman continues to grow and evolve we’ll be working with Andrew and his team again.”
Wolverhampton-based Mr Wynne added: “It is fabulous to witness the success that Mike and the entire team at Auto Styling Truckman have achieved over the last 12 years and it has been a pleasure to support them on the purchase of this new site.
“This is a move that not only made good logistical sense to the business, but which is also a commercially sound decision for a successful growing business.”