Jarvie Plant’s first depot in England has received its first order within days of equipment arriving onsite.
The Grangemouth-based firm has invested over £1 million in its first depot south of the border, which is located on Chaddock Lane in Astley, near Manchester.
A Scottish-based groundworks contractor made the first order for a 14m JCB telehandler.
Jarvie Plant will initially employ up to ten staff at the site and provide a range of equipment including telehandlers, dumpers, excavators, site accommodation, vehicles, generators and lighting.
Jarvie Plant’s newly appointed regional operations manager north-west, Dave Ingleby, said the new Manchester site “shows real commitment to the growth strategy of the business”.
He added, “I am relishing the challenge of driving forward Jarvie’s first English depot and providing the same high quality plant and service commitment as we do in Scotland.”
Ian Hutchison, sales director for Jarvie Plant, added, “Opening our Manchester depot is a significant milestone for Jarvie Plant but it is just one of a number of exciting developments in our business.
“Chaddock Lane was attractive because of its location close to both the M60 and M61 making us highly accessible to companies who cover a large geographical area.”
Jarvie Plant opened two purpose built depots in Dundee and Aberdeen last year, taking the total number of Scottish bases to eight. The firm’s ninth Scottish site will open later this year in Nairn.