Hire giant Jarvie Plant Group invest in permanent premises in Dundee as a result of the city’s rapid growth
Jarvie Plant Group has invested £500,000 in new purpose-built premises in Dundee.
The Grangemouth-based hire firm has been operating from rented accommodation in the city but will move to Dunsinane Avenue in March this year after spending heavily in constructing a new depot and workshop building on a 3-acre site.
Jarvie said ten jobs are expected to be created at the base which has been designed to accommodate a “wider range of plant, accommodation and highly specified welfare vehicles”.
David Jarvie, the Group’s business development director, said, “We have been active in the city for some time at the waterfront where we are supplying tower lights and generators to the V&A project, so we felt the time was right to put down firm roots.
“Despite the recent poor weather progress on site is going very well, but we are on course to open in March as planned.
“It’s definitely an exciting time to be in Dundee.”
The move is part of a wider expansion programme. The Group opened its eighth depot in Aberdeen in January with Dundee following shortly thereafter.
The Group now has 150 employees and turnover in the last financial year grew by 15%.
Stuart Granton, Jarvie Plant Group’s finance director, added, “The substantial investment in Dundee and other locations around Scotland is symptomatic of our ambitions as a company.
“The plant, vehicles and accommodation available from this new depot will service new and existing clients in house building, civil engineering and general construction.”