Jarvie Plant Group prepares for growth

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Jarvie Plant Group is readying itself to deal with increased demand from Scotland’s construction sector…

Grangemouth-based plant hire firm Jarvie Plant Group has revealed it will invest millions of pounds to ensure it is able to meet upcoming demands from the construction sector.

The firm, which was founded in 1960 by John Jarvie, has invested almost £15m in new plant equipment and staff recruitment over the last 12 months. This saw the number of employees increase from 15 to around 150.

Additionally, the firm has plans to build two new depots in Aberdeen and Dundee and has acquired the land to do so.

Part of its growth plans also saw the firm recently invested in a fleet of more than 50 new JCB machines, costing £2.75m. These were acquired to support the renewal of a five-year supplier agreement with the City of Edinburgh Council.

The plant hire sector appears to be growing, despite a few speed bumps in the construction sector overall. Last month A-Plant reported growth, while Scot JCB said its profits had increased.

Jarvie Plant, like a number of its competitors, enjoyed an increase in turnover, growing to £15m.

Business Development Director David Jarvie said: “We’ve noticed an upsurge across various market sectors in particular civils and house building which has been particularly competitive.

“Glasgow in particular has been a busy area due to the huge number of commercial developments and housing projects around the city, including areas like Newton Mearns.”

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