Huge Expansion for PSS Hire and FLG Services throughout Scotland
To meet market demand and increase national coverage, A-Plant has significantly expanded its operations throughout Scotland. Two of the company’s rapidly expanding businesses, PSS Hire and FLG Services, have opened a number of locations in Scotland and now offer an expanded product range to customer in Scotland.
PSS Hire and FLG Services are also in the process of opening another shared location, this time in Inverness (which will also incorporate A-Plant Lux traffic control and management). The size and scale of this location will allow it to become a one stop shop to its expanding customer base in this important region of Scotland.
PSS Hire is the UK and Ireland’s leading utilities and pipeline equipment provider and has expanded in Scotland through acquisition and organic growth. In 2014, PSS Hire acquired two businesses in Scotland - East Coast Construction Services Ltd (ECCS) and Hy-Ram Engineering (Scotland). Both businesses have been successfully integrated into the PSS Hire network and a brand new 10,000ft2 Service Centre has been opened in Bathgate, near Edinburgh, on an impressive one acre site.
Mark Hamilton, Director of PSS Hire said: “Scotland was identified as a key area for expansion, as we have secured a number of contracts and our increased network coverage allows us to service these contracts effectively. For instance, we’ve recently secured a five year Framework Agreement with Scottish Water which runs until 2020. To service this contract and several others, we’ve invested £3.5 million in new equipment from several leading suppliers, including Electro-Fusion Equipment, Coiled Pipe Trailers, Pipe-Bursting Equipment, Butt Fusion Products and underground Winch Systems. We can now offer our customers the full product range for the gas, water, electric and civil engineering sectors.”
FLG Services, which offers a wide range of Lifting and Handling Equipment from Service Centres nationwide, is also experiencing similar growth in Scotland. The company has already opened new locations in Glasgow and Edinburgh and has made significant investment in new equipment to meet increased demand.
Jeff Hudson, Director of FLG Services said: “We are undergoing rapid expansion in Scotland to increase our national coverage; this is an exciting time for us at FLG, with added opportunity to recruit local skilled labour. We now have a full range of equipment for hire or sale readily available”.