DEKRA acquires Gain Solutions Ltd

DEKRA testing Smart City Coupe

DEKRA, the global vehicle testing and compliance organisation, has acquired Gain Solutions Limited (Gain), a specialist with almost 20 years of experience in end-of-term inspections and fleet management.

Paul Bradbury, Managing Director, DEKRA Automotive Ltd said: “This acquisition significantly expands our capacity to perform independent vehicle inspections in the UK, for a client base that is increasingly interested in the transparency of neutral vehicle inspections.”

Gain, founded in 2000, is based in Chippenham (Wiltshire) and operates throughout the UK. In addition to vehicle inspections Gain offers fleet management, used car coaching and training. Customers include major OEMs, banks and leasing companies. This acquisition consolidates DEKRA’s leading position in end-of-term appraisals and peace-of-mind technical inspections.

Co-founder and Chairman Robin Watson of Gain and Managing Director Marcus Blakemore will remain and continue to grow the business across all activities. Jon Stevens Head of Sales DEKRA adds “We will be collaborating closely to strengthen our customer relationships to deliver innovative solutions to our combined client base.”

Clemens Klinke, Member of the Management Board, Technical Director and Head of Business Unit DEKRA Automotive commented: “DEKRA is the World’s largest vehicle inspections company and this acquisition is another step in our strategy to offer the full range of DEKRA’s global services in the UK.”