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Transport group benefits from steel rebirth

DalzellResumption of steelmaking in Lanarkshire has paid an immediate dividend for a neighbouring haulier.

Sam Anderson (Newhouse) Ltd, part of the Anderson Group, has won a major contract to be the sole transport provider for Liberty House Group’s steel interests in Scotland.

The contract means that the firm will provide all transport services for the Dalzell steelworks in Motherwell and the Clydebridge plant in Cambuslang, fulfilling Liberty House’s undertaking to use locally-based suppliers and securing employment in the area.

Sam Anderson has enjoyed a long association with the steel industry in Scotland and has worked closely with the various owners of the Dalzell steelworks for more than 50 years.

Robert Smith, transport general manager, said: “We are delighted to have won this contract with Liberty House and look forward to working with them for many years to come.

“When they took over the operation of the Scottish steel interests from Tata Steel in April they promised to use locally-based suppliers and their decision to appoint our company fulfils that promise and is a positive decision for the area securing substantial employment both directly for the 100 employees based at Newhouse and indirectly for many more people in the area.

“The continuation of steel production is extremely important for the wider Scottish economy and the Anderson Group is delighted to be part of the continuation of this important and historic industry.”

Irvine Anderson, group chief executive of the £240m a year turnover Anderson Group, stated: “I am delighted that we are continuing our connection with the steel industry which was begun by my grandfather Sam over half a century ago.”



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