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Jarvie to open network of plant hire depots

David JarvieJarvie Plant Group is planning to expand its depot network at a number of locations across the country.

The plant hire company will launch in Aberdeen in December and Inverness next year, and will relocate its Dundee facility.

Business development director David Jarvie (pictured) said: “We’re seeing huge opportunity for growth which is why we are steadily building a strategic network of depots across Scotland.”

Jarvie is one of Scotland’s largest independent plant hire businesses and the Grangemouth-based firm, founded by John Jarvie Snr in 1960, has invested heavily in the last 12 months, investing nearly £15 million on new plant, accommodation, vehicles and staff recruitment.

Staff numbers have risen to 150 with 15 jobs created to support the businesses expansion, while turnover in the last financial year has grown by 15% to £15m.

The company has acquired four acres of land to accommodate new depots in Aberdeen and Dundee. Aberdeen is set to open before Christmas whilst Dundee, which has been trading for 18 months from rented accommodation, will relocate to larger permanent premises in spring 2016 to supply a wider range of hire equipment.

“We’ve noticed an upsurge across various market sectors in particular civils and house building which has been particularly competitive,” said Mr Jarvie.

“Glasgow in particular has been a busy area due to the huge number of commercial developments and housing projects around the city, including areas like Newton Mearns.”

The Group is involved in the construction of the Aberdeen Bypass as well as the Lagan Ferrovial-led upgrade of the M8 between Newhouses and Baillieston. Ir also played a key part in the recently completed Borders Railway.

Mr Jarvie said: “The number of large scale public infrastructure projects in Scotland is on an unprecedented scale and we’re delighted to be playing a part in all of them.”

Finance director, Stuart Granton, said: “The renewed demand has encouraged us to make significant long-term investment across our three core hire areas: accommodation, plant and vehicles but also in our most important resource: people.”


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