Mellor Coachcraft owners buy Treka Bus owner Villmount

Mellor Coachcraft owners buy Treka Bus owner Villmount

Mellor Coachcraft owners Woodall Nicholson Holdings has bought Treka Bus owner Villmount.

It is stated that both Treka Bus and Mellor Coachcraft will continue to trade as separate brands and be run by their existing management teams.

Treka Bus are well known in the sector for their high-floor coachbuilt vehicles and minibuses. Mark Clissett, founder of Villmount runs Treka Bus from two sites in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

Mr Clissett will become a consultant to Treka, handing the reigns over to his son Morgan, 28, who will become Managing Director.

Mellor Coachcraft, based in Rochdale and Scarborough, produces low-floor coachbuilt small diesel and electric buses. They have also expanded into markets overseas and so far have appointed dealers in 7 European countries and left-hand drive vehicles for export markets were launched at Bus World in Kortijk, Belgium.

Mark Clissett says: “I am very proud of what we have achieved at Treka and see this transaction as the next natural evolution in its lifecycle. The rest of the management team and staff have a great future ahead alongside their new colleagues.”

John Randerson, Woodall Nicholson Bus Division MD says: “This is an excellent opportunity for both businesses. Our distinct brands and products complement each others, providing additional customer choice.

“In addition, we will be able to take engineering best practice from both businesses and look at introducing new products, such as using our electric vehicle expertise with Treka.”

Treka and Mellor say they are committed to providing the widest range of choice, for high-floor and low-floor products, van conversion and coachbuilt vehicles, and diesel or electric drive, in the UK and overseas.