ABC Companies, a distributor of Van Hool vehicles in North America, plans to consolidate its service operations and close its Camden NJ facility in March 2020, the company said. The closure is part of its “future growth plans” to realign and expand its presence in closer proximity to the New York Metro area market.
“The difficult decision to consolidate operations in Camden has been the result of a thorough assessment of our business operations,” said Roman Cornell, ABC’s president and chief commercial officer. “We are committed to supporting our staff through this transition. We are grateful for the dedication and hard work our employees have contributed over many years.”
The Camden site offers a full range of fleet maintenance and repair services, including body shop, mechanical and technical services. Over the next year, ABC said it will begin to consolidate operations in Camden as it completes a multi-million renovation at its Jersey City NJ location.
Encompassing five acres, the expanded site will double the size of existing operations to include equipment sales, service and body shop services, and a new 20,000-square-foot parts warehouse and sales counter. A full inventory of new and preowned motorcoach models will be available on site for inspection, test drives and sale, including new ABC Express Van Hool models for fast customer delivery, ABC said.
“We have been a proud member of the Camden community for the past four decades,” said Mike Laffan, senior vice president of ABC’s eastern region. “While we reposition our business to meet and exceed the expanding needs of our customer base, we’ll continue to focus on providing high-quality service both during and after the transition.”