Robert Purvis Plant Hire, modular building,

Modular building specialist, Wernick has acquired Robert Purvis Plant Hire Ltd’s portable accommodation fleet to add 1,600 units to its hire fleet

The new acquisition of the Robert Purvis Plant Hire Ltd’s portable accommodation fleet will add 1,600 units to the Wernick Hire fleet and aims to strengthen their position as the primary hirer of cabins and modular buildings in Scotland.

As part of the acquisition, Wernick has also purchased 2.5-acres of concreted yard surrounding their existing Lochgelly depot. This will take the depot to a size of 3.9-acres providing a much greater ability to supply for the central belt of Scotland.

A new eight-bay modular office will also be manufactured and delivered from sister company Wernick Buildings.

Wernick Group’s chairman, David Wernick said: “This acquisition brings Wernick Hire’s UK fleet spend up to £28m for 2020 and we welcome the eight new members of staff who have joined us from Robert Purvis.”

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Other investments by Wernick in Scotland includes £1m spend by Wernick Power Solutions on new generators for the hire market and half a million spent on capital works to their Coatbridge depot.

Subject to planning, Wernick is also looking to invest a further £4m on sites for their Inverness and Dundee depots.

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