Caltech relocating after lift contract win
Caltech Lifts is expanding into bigger premises following its latest contract win from Dundee City Council.
The firm starts work today on a £1.35 million multi-storey flats lift replacement project.
The existing lifts, which are at least 20-25 years old, are being replaced to improve reliability and the work is expected to take about seven months to complete.
Caltech was among five firms invited to bid for the contract. The firm has been carrying out installation and maintenance work for the city council for 15 years.
Managing director Andrew Renwick said: “This contract is a significant win for our business. Our pipeline for installation work over the coming two years is extremely positive.
“As a direct result of this project we’ve taken on two lift engineers and are now recruiting two more. We may also have to hire more office support staff if the year goes to plan.
“We’ll also be taking on a local Modern Apprentice as there’s a shortage of lift engineers on the east coast of Scotland.
“The significant growth of the company over recent years has also forced us to seek bigger premises in Dundee, having outgrown our current base at Dundee Harbour.
“It’s great to see the council being able to help local employers such as ourselves keep and create local jobs by awarding vital contracts such as this to local companies.”