Guido Dumarey Completes Acquisition of Woodall Nicholson

07 December 2023

The English company Woodall Nicholson, parent company of Mellor Bus, is taken over by the Belgian entrepreneur Guido Dumarey. Woodall Nicholson was recent formally placed under administration. Under the umbrella of Woodal Nicholson several companies reside: Coleman Milne, VCS Police, Mellor Bus, Treka Bus, Promech, and JM Engineering.

Guido Dumarey is owner of the Dumarey Group, active in the automotive sector that employs around 3,000 people. The Dumarey Group has operations and subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Italy, the Netherlands, China, and the UK. With over 40 years of experience, the Dumarey Group of companies develops and produces automatic transmissions, injectors, flywheels, kinetic energy recovery systems and e-mobility applications, including a strategic investment in the development of hydrogen powertrain solutions. Guido Dumarey, expressed his enthusiasm about the recent acquisition, stating, "This is an exciting acquisition for us. The Woodall Nicholson businesses have a strong market position and a disruptive product portfolio, as

is evident in their robust order book. We're eager to collaborate with their talented teams to continue delivering innovative mobility solutions. This marks a significant step towards our commitment to shaping a future where environmentally conscious transportation is accessible to all." The Woodall Nicholson group of companies comprises of Mellor Bus, Coleman Milne, VCS Police, Treka Bus, Promech Technologies and JM Engineering. Treka Bus is based in Brighouse is known for its Mobility, Mobility+ and Everyday ranges of minibus. Rochdale-based Mellor has recently launched the Sigma range of small buses, both diesel and electric.