Bargeddie training centre opts for hat-trick of new Volvos

MGS Training has bought three new pieces of Volvo kit for its plant operator training school in Bargeddie, north Lanarkshire.

The facility, which has been running for 20 years and has provided training for thousands of operators, runs CPCS accredited courses.

Proprietor Colin McGhee has invested in a new Volvo A25G articulated hauler, a 22-tonne EC220E, and an EW180E wheeled excavator, described as a “first of its kind” to be delivered into the Scottish plant market. The machines were supplied by SMT GB.

Colin McGhee said, “We not only cover Scotland offering courses here at our Heartlands facility, but we will also visit sites to conduct training modules all over the country and abroad. Over the years, we’ve established a strong relationship with long-standing clients – even the larger companies such as Balfour Beatty and Bam Nuttall who continuously send us, or ask us to go out and train their operatives.

Colin McGhee (right) with SMT GB’s area business manager Gerry Logue

“The EC220E is a good optimum-sized excavator to train operators on. Bringing the rubber duck into our training fleet opens up another plant category for us and there are not many schools that can boast of having the latest technology we find on Volvo’s A25G articulated hauler. Having these three brand new, state-of-the-art product types available for machine operators to train on will give us a competitive edge in providing up-to-date machine operator training.”