Professional services and technology firm Davies has acquired BMTS, a Scotland-based motor inspections and engineering business.

BMTS provides vehicle inspection and expert witness services to the insurance, legal, and private sectors.

As a result of the deal, BMTS will become part of Davies’ existing specialist motor engineering business. It offers a full suite of desktop and field engineering services including total loss solutions, collision investigation, failure analysis, and also vehicle assessments for insurance clients.

Kevin Miles will lead the day-to-day operations of BMTS and will report to Amy Isherwood, head of motor engineering and supply chain.

Dan Saulter, group CEO, Davies commented: “I am pleased to welcome the BMTS colleagues to Davies. The team have an excellent reputation in the market and bring a wealth of knowledge and new technical skills to Davies. The deal extends our motor engineering reach to Scotland, UK and I’m pleased to be able to offer our clients our enhanced proposition. Broadening our capability and adding deeper domain expertise for our clients is a central plank of our growth strategy.”

Davies continues shopping

In November 2019, Davies snapped up Thornton Group, an Irish multi-line claims adjusting and third party administration firm.

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The deal value was not revealed.

Thornton serves insurers, brokers, MGAs and corporates, offering claims solutions in property, casualty, energy, jewellery, as well as marine and engineering.

The business has three branches, with headquarters in Dublin.

The takeover will result in several changes in the leadership line-up. As part of the deal, Davies senior executive Peter Haran will assume the role of CEO of Davies Claims Solutions in Ireland.

Meanwhile, Thornton CEO John Eves will become chairman in Ireland. Further, Thornton senior executive Conor Kennedy will now serve as the chief commercial officer in Ireland.

The latest deal continues Davies’ recent consolidation activities as a month previously, the firm purchased Alternative Service Concepts, a workers’ compensation and property and casualty third party administrator.