AGRICULTURAL machinery specialists MST Group has revived its construction division to capitalise on increasing demand from the plant hire, housebuilding and contracting sectors.
The company, which has two depots in Devon, is working in partnership with Kubota to bolster its machinery fleet and expand its business in the construction market by offering Kubota’s market leading range of mini excavators.
Robin Wearn, MST Group’s construction specialist who is heading up the division, said, “Confidence is definitely returning to the construction industry, particularly in the South West as more and more projects get off the ground.
“MST recognised this, seeing a massive opportunity for growth in this sector. As an authorised Kubota dealer on the agricultural side of our business, and knowing the brand’s reputation for construction equipment, we decided to work in partnership with them to help us achieve this.
“The good news is that the response from the contracting and plant hire sector in this region to date has been fantastic, with 14 machines sold already and sales up 250% over the last few months.”