New Chapter for Carlyle
Carlyle Bus & Coach are pleased to announce that the company has been acquired by LPW Europe.
This acquisition brings together the UK’s leading commercial vehicle cleaning specialists with the leading parts & glass distributor to the bus and coach industry.
Established in 1972, LPW Europe’s experience has helped it to become the market leaders in the commercial vehicle cleaning industry and the first choice for high profile national brands, however being a family operated business, LPW also prides itself on supporting smaller growing brands.
Carlyle also being leaders in its respective field will retain its distinct brand and independence, however this exciting acquisition will enable both companies to continue to build and accelerate growth through new opportunities from each other’s markets.
Carlyle bid farewell to both John Turton and Neil Bottrill who leave the board to enjoy their retirement, however the management team has been strengthened in key areas with the addition of Sheila Tomkins, Purchasing Manager and Dale Leach, Glazing Manager.
Mo Hassanyeh, previously Operations Director at Carlyle, has moved into the role of Managing Director with immediate effect. Having worked for Carlyle for 17 years, Mo has vast company and market knowledge and will be the driving force to lead the company forward into its new chapter.
Mo Hassanyeh, commented ‘I am extremely excited by the acquisition, which will now allow us to build on our growth strategy to become the customers first choice in the supply of vehicle parts and glass, whilst continually improving our service and performance levels across all divisions.
Laurie Moon, Group CEO also commented “LPW Europe’s acquisition of Carlyle Bus & Coach provides a major growth opportunity for both of our business through an extended service offering to both of our clients. We are excited to continue into the next chapter.”
Both companies believe the acquisition will not only help them build on their positions as market leaders in their respective fields but also enable them to provide their clients a more efficient, extended service through one joint venture.
Carlyle Joins forces with Reglaze
Carlyle Bus & Coach are pleased to announce the strengthening of their existing glazing business with a partnership with Reglaze Specialist Coach & Bus Glazing.
The partnership will aim to expand on the glazing business and will continue to cover all areas of the UK and Europe with a 24 hour operation. With an extensive amount of stock held in various locations across the UK combined with fully trained teams of glass fitters, Carlyle are now able to offer an unrivalled service. Merging strengths from both Carlyle Bus & Coach Glazing, South West Bus & Coach Glazing and Reglaze will create a force to be reckoned with.
John Turton, Carlyle’s Chairman says, “We both see this as a great opportunity to work together to offer both old and new customers a fantastic service. Reglaze has an enviable reputation for glass fitting which extends primarily from coach glazing into rail.”
Reglaze will continue to operate as a separate company and Gary Blackmore will remain as its Managing Director.
Gary Blackmore, says, “This is the perfect timing for Reglaze to move forward with the full support from John and the Carlyle team, we have a wealth of experience here at Reglaze both in fitting, excellent customer service and development of new opportunities. Our customers and suppliers fully support this fantastic opportunity and together with Carlyle we will raise the bar to a new standard within the industry. “
The joining of two well established companies demonstrates Carlyle’s continual investment in developing their offering moving forward.
World Cup 2018
In a bid to spread a little World Cup cheer to your offices and depots, we have created our own Wall Chart to keep up with the tournament.
We will also be running our own World Cup Sweepstake this year and involving our customers in the fun too! There will be a mystery prize revealed soon for the winning team.
Simply email us with the words 'Count Me IN' and the company name of who you are representing. The first 32 to respond will be drawn a team and the games will commence!...
Download our FREE World Cup Chart here...
Ready to join in the fun?
Send us your name and company...
Greener Path Award 2017
We are proud to announce that we have gained an award for our continual efforts to reduce our carbon footprint for a consecutive year. The ‘Greener Path Award’ is in recognition of exceptional performance in our waste and recycling operation. By working closely with ACM Environmental, we have fully optimized the diversion of waste from landfill. Various measures are taken to make certain that we are able to sustain our high levels of waste management throughout the company and we are continuously seeking innovative methods of all waste disposal.
Our customers will notice that we repackage our parts where possible with recycled cardboard and plastics. We then recycle the excess cardboard, paper and plastics along with broken glass and metal from our workshops. The tonnes of wood used to deliver our larger products are sent to be used for an equine alternative bedding system in stables.
Moving forward we are fully committed to sustaining our ‘zero waste to landfill’ status in 2018.
Carlyle Bus & Coach are expanding with two large buildings at their existing Head Office site. Providing more space to hold a vast amount of stock will ensure their customer’s vehicle down-time is kept to a minimum.
Carlyle is at a very interesting stage in its long history and has made a number of changes in previous months. With a strengthened senior management team, their newly appointed directors will help to take them into the next stage of their development. Steven Speak has been appointed as UK Sales Director and Mo Hassanyeh has been appointed as Operations Director. Both Steven and Mo have worked for Carlyle for the last 10 years and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new positions.
Carlyle Chairman John Turton said, ‘I am absolutely delighted with these appointments. Steven and Mo have worked very hard and thoroughly deserve their promotions. Bringing younger members onto the board of directors, ensures continuity of the business.’
Coach & Bus UK 2017 - Win Free Glass Fitting!
Fancy free glass fitting on your vehicle? Simply drop a business card or enquiry form into our ballot box to be in with the chance of winning!
Terms and conditions apply:
Free fit on any glass purchased from Carlyle Bus & Coach Ltd.
Offer for one fit only.
If additional glass is required at the time of fitting, a preferential rate can be arranged.
Offer will expire 12 months from issue.
Coach & Bus UK 2017
We are currently planning, designing and organizing our exhibition space at this years Coach & Bus UK show.
As usual, we will be displaying a range of products on our stand from Lighting to Garage Equipment.
We’re looking forward to this years show, are you? Come and say Hello! Visit us on stand E36 on 4th – 5th October 2017.
Success in Northern Ireland
Carlyle Bus & Coach has successfully secured an exclusive glass supply contract with Translink in Northern Ireland. This new contract will enhance Carlyle’s current business and will expand on what they already stock.
Diarmaid Thompson, Carlyle’s Dublin Branch Manager says, “It is great to have another major bus company, with 1450 vehicles in the Ulster Bus fleet on board with us. We have a great relationship with Translink and we will continue to provide them with a first class service for both glass and body parts”
Carlyle’s Dublin branch is Ireland’s largest stockist of bus and coach parts. With a full range of parts and glass stocked on site, the branch offers a fast and reliable delivery service and is fed VOR and stock replenishment from the huge stock held at their Head Office in the West Midlands.
Contracts such as this are a clear example of Carlyle’s continual investment in developing its network and range of products throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide and specifically it demonstrates Carlyle’s support for the bus and coach industry in Ireland.
Carlyle Metal Goods
Carlyle Metal Goods are pleased to announce the launch of their new website.
CMG provide an aluminium extrusion and sheet stockholding service to a variety of industries. To find out more click here to visit their site.
Under the current circumstances of these difficult economic times, as a company we felt that it was appropriate to donate money to charity rather than sending out Christmas cards to our customers and suppliers.
We therefore chose to donate £150.00 to 4 charities, all of which were nominated by members of our staff. We have recived thank you letters and certificates for our donations and are proud to have supported these charities.
The 4 charities were:
Walsgrave Hospital Coventry – Critical Care for Brain Injuries Ward
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
Hearts & Minds Challenge