The Auto-Sleeper Group Ltd (ASG) which includes the prestigious motorhome manufacturing brand of Auto-Sleepers and the UK’s motorhome dealer network Marquis, has been subject to a successful management buyout from its parent company S.E.A (Società Europea Autocaravan) which is based in Italy.
The existing directors Geoff Scott and Mike Crouch, recently acquired 100% of the shareholding to become equal partners and return ASG into private British ownership.
Geoff will continue in his current role of ASG Chief Executive Officer with Mike becoming ASG's Managing Director.
Geoff commented, “Auto-Sleepers and Marquis are brand names that collectively have 84 years of history within the motorhome industry. I am delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to continue building on the solid foundations of these well known British marques. It continues to be a turbulent marketplace, where long-term visibility remains clouded. However, despite the current market, Auto-Sleepers are experiencing a renaissance and I am confident that ASG will enjoy a successful future.”
Mike has spent the last 30 years working for Marquis and has been the driving force behind the retail division since becoming MD in the 2000. Commenting on his new role Mike says, “I am extremely proud that from humble beginnings, Marquis is today the UK’s largest motorhome dealer network.
When I joined the industry Auto-Sleepers were the leading motorhome manufacturer in the UK. I am relishing the challenge that becoming MD of both Auto-Sleepers Manufacturing and Marquis Retail will bring. I sincerely hope that, with my usual extra passion and enthusiasm, along with the current resurgence being enjoyed, Auto-Sleepers can be driven to its maximum.”