In Phase swoops for Road Angel
Nottingham-based multinational retail distribution firm In Phase International has acquired Towcester-based Road Angel Group in a multi-million pound deal.
Specialising in the automotive sector, In Phase International distributes branded products throughout the UK and across Europe, including classic motoring brands such as Alpine, Clarion, JVC, Kenwood, Pioneer and Sony.
Road Angel Group is one of the UK’s leaders for GPS based products for the consumer and commercial markets.
After major investment in upgrading the IT infrastructure and customer service departments, In Phase International says it will invest £5m into research and development.
Gary Digva, director of In Phase International, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have brought this iconic motoring brand into the In Phase International family. We are dedicated to developing and distributing products and services for the keen motorist, whether that is car audio, satellite navigation, in-car entertainment or hands-free kits.
“We know that fines for speeding are in sharp focus at the moment for many of our customers but our mission is going to be one of education and speed awareness as much as anything. We want to make motoring as safe, enjoyable and hassle-free as possible for our customers and by acquiring Road Angel, we can now add its incredible range of safety products and services to our offering.
“We will be investing heavily over the coming years in new products and services and have already boosted the customer services teams to ensure as seamless a transition as possible.
“We have also moved our data servers across to a state-of- the-art data centre to ensure that not only are our systems as fast and efficient as possible, our customers’ data is as safe as possible too.”