Evander Glazing & Locks acquired by VPS, the vacant property, site security and property services specialists.
Evander Glazing & Locks (Evander), the nationwide 24/7 emergency response and repair provider of glazing and locks, has been acquired by VPS, the vacant property, site security and property services specialists.
The VPS Group leads the European vacant property services market, providing a full suite of specialist solutions across the complete property lifecycle, as well as offering a wide range of services covering remote sites and occupied property. Key customers include social housing organisations and wide range of commercial customers, such as property managers, retailers, industrial, construction and infrastructure companies. It has a national network of 20 depots in the UK and operations across mainland Europe including France, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy. VPS has more than 1,100 employees, with 750 based in the UK.
Evander is the UK’s leading nationwide emergency response glazing and locks business. It provides 24/7 response and fulfilment services to both the insurance and commercial sectors as well as direct to consumers. Two thirds of its business comes from the insurance sector and include the largest domestic home insurers in the UK.
VPS Group CEO Mark Silver commented:
‘Evander’s excellent reputation for providing responsive security services is a great fit to our market-leading property security and services business. With very similar customer requirements and challenges, we are confident that by working together we can expand both our operational spread and develop into new segments, as well as being able to enhance our services offering to our shared customer base.’
Rick Francis, CEO of Evander, added:
‘The business will benefit significantly from becoming part of a larger platform with ambitious plans for growth in the sectors we operate. It will allow us to accelerate the level of innovation to the services we currently provide and to extend a wider range of services to our client base.”