Morelli Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business of Smart Express from the beginning of May 2011. Steve Barrett has agreed to strengthen his well-established and exciting brand by joining forces with Morelli Group to bring his products and ideas to new markets and client groups.
Ruth Moring-Beale, National Sales Director of Morelli Group,Â welcomed Steve to her growing team: “Steve is respected as one of the leaders in the field of express repair techniques and by joining Morelli, he will be able to fully develop his products and services with the backing of a national distributor and forward thinking sales team. The Smart Express Training Centre and staff in Portsmouth will be a welcome addition to the Morelli branch portfolio and will allow us to further enhance our training facilities in conjunction with SC Body & Paint Skills in Enfield. We see express repair as a vital and growing part of the refinish marketplace and we are seeking to rapidly grow our business in this relatively untapped arena. Steve will be at the forefront of assisting us to maximise our opportunities.”
Smart Express has a full complement of own-branded express and smart repair products, ranging from paintless dent removal to trim repair. At the centre of this platform is the WAASP computerised estimating PDA and smart repair process management software, which will now form part of the Morelli offering, along with the Wizard on Wheels franchise for fully fitted mobile repair vans.