SPEEDY has announced the opening of two new regional service centres in Scotland in ‘key arterial routes’ into Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Designed to help local contractors quickly access equipment, the purpose-built 22,000 sq ft centre on West Edinburgh Business Park brings together Speedy’s full hire fleet in the area under one roof. Similarly, the 13,200 sq ft Aberdeen centre on Denmore Industrial Estate is almost a third larger than the city’s two previous outlets combined.
The hire specialist said the extra space will allow the centres to accommodate customer training, with both offering courses including International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) training for safe working at height.
Both locations offer tools, lifting equipment, plant, and powered access machinery, as well as providing site surveys.
The Edinburgh site is a specialist facility in the company’s 200-strong UK centre network for air conditioning solutions. The Aberdeen centre specialises in lifting equipment to meet demand from the offshore oil and gas industry. It will also provide fencing and crowd control.
Speedy added that the two sites will employ 44 staff, with both premises set to recruit new workers over the next year.
Ryan McGurk, regional manager for Scotland at Speedy, said, “The new sites in Edinburgh and Aberdeen occupy strategic locations in each city. This means we’re now much more accessible for customers at busy times, with arterial connections ensuring deliveries land with customers fast, and well within our four-hour delivery promise. With the new base in Edinburgh, we’re well positioned to support contractors as they fulfil major housebuilding and infrastructure projects underway across the city region.
“Likewise, our new Aberdeen centre will bring our lifting services back into the city to meet significant local demand from the large base of companies supporting offshore operations.”