DG expansion drive continues with takeover of Mansfield’s largest operator, ABC-ACE

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Nottingham-based DG Cars has continued its ambitious expansion drive with its largest acquisition to date, with the takeover of ACE-ABC of Mansfield.

ACE-ABC is the largest private hire operator in Mansfield, with a fleet of 220 cars. And a permanent staff of 35 people. We welcome around 35 staff and 220 cars to DG Group.

DG Cars marketing manager Toby Metcalf said: “This acquisition makes perfect sense as ACE-ABC has a history that echoes our own. They started out in 1979 with one car, and they have grown to 220 cars. They moved offices as they grew, purchased a garage to help drivers stay on the road, and invested in their IT infrastructure to support staff, drivers, and customers. They have been down the same road as DG Cars.”

Metcalf also praised ACE-ABC’s core values, saying these were also similar to those of DG Cars. “They are committed to customer service excellence and supporting the community,” he said.

The takeover is the latest high-profile acquisition for the company, mainly down the east side of England. Companies acquired this year include Pirate Cars of Sutton in Ashfield, Alert Cars of Arnold, Nottinghamshire, CamCabs of Cambridge and Oasis of Kirkby in Ashfield.

Earlier in the year, DG Cars bought fLees-based Arrow Cars, giving it contracts to operate official taxi services at Leeds-Bradford, East Midlands and Bristol airports.