Jarvie Plant Group invests in new depot

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Hire firm Jarvie Plant Group has made a substantial investment in a new depot based in Aberdeen…

Despite a difficult economic climate in Aberdeen, plant hire firm Jarvie Plant Group has invested in a new depot in the area.

The purpose-built facility was opened on the East Tullos Industrial Estate after a period of redevelopment, which included refurbishing the offices, workshop units, and preparing the yard for maintenance of the equipment.

Jarvie, which is based in Grangemouth, was founded in 1960 by John Jarvie Senior. The firm acquired the new site, which spans 1.5 acres, in mid-2015. Some 10 to 15 jobs will be created as a result of the new depot.

Business development director David Jarvie said: “Aberdeen has been suffering with the fall in oil price which has had knock on consequences, but we view it as a city with a strong business undercurrent which will recover.

“The extension of our depot network is an exciting development for us and we are confident it will be well received by our target market of house builders, contractors and local authorities.”

The new depot is the eighth owned by the firm in Scotland. Jarvie has gone through a growth period over the past 12 months, with staff numbers across the business increasing to 150 after 15 new jobs were created to support expansion.

Additionally, the firm saw growth in its turnover, which rose 15 per cent to £15m. This was supported by increased capital expenditure in new hire equipment, staff, and premises.

Finance director Stuart Granton also commented: “Our investment in our Aberdeen depot further underlines our commitment to providing our customers with a wide range of plant, vehicles and accommodation for hire.”

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