For ensuring its development platform on UK territory in the automotive, aerospace and heavy transportation industries, TRIGO has acquired 100% of the capital of Bridge Group from its founder Neil Endley. The acquisition will also augment TRIGO from the Bridge Group’s proven expertise in supplier turnaround management, training and technical resourcing to further enrich TRIGO’s global supply chain performance service range.
As this is the second TRIGO acquisition in 2017 and the fourth one since the French private equity Ardian started backing up the Group in 2016, TRIGO has been strategically acquiring companies that expand its geographic span and service depth to address its customer supply chain challenges.
According to Benoit Leblanc, EVP Europe, TRIGO:
“One more time this year TRIGO is happy to welcome a new team of talented professionals in the group. Bridge Group’s supplier development DNA, its proven inspection capabilities and its customer centric, entrepreneur culture are a perfect fit for TRIGO and will for sure benefit to our customers”.
The founder of Bridge Group and also its general manager also had to say the following about the acquisition:
“I and the whole Bridge team have great ambitions for our customers in the UK and beyond. Within TRIGO we are convinced that Bridge Group can develop a stronger, wider and more international service offering, both for our current automotive clients and in other industries such as aerospace and railway.”
About Bridge Group
Created in 2007 by Neil Endley, seasoned automotive quality specialist, Bridge Group is a company with a mission to assist automotive suppliers in recovering from deep quality crisis. Currently employing more than 100 staff, Bridge Group offers a full combination of quality and supply chain services to large manufacturers such as Opel/Vauxhall, Honda and a number of suppliers.
Founded in 1997 by Pierre Heryo, quality engineer, and headquartered in France, TRIGO has now become a globally renowned company, serving the automotive, aerospace, railway and other heavy transportation industries. Employing more than 8000 employees worldwide, TRIGO provides a comprehensive range of corrective and preventive inspection and management services.