Grangemouth firm is in the driving seat

David Jarvie of Jarvie Plant Group has seen turnover grow 15 per cent in the last year
David Jarvie of Jarvie Plant Group has seen turnover grow 15 per cent in the last year

A Grangemouth based plant hire business is booming thanks to increasing demand from Scotland’s construction industry.

Jarvie Plant Group has invested £15 million on new plant, accommodation, vehicles and staff in the last 12 months.

It has also increased staff numbers by 15 to 150, and turnover for the last financial year has grown by 15 per cent to £15 million.

The company is adding a new depot in Aberdeen in December and the recently opened Dundee depot will move from leased land to larger permanent premises next year. It is also adding Inverness to its depots in 2016.

David Jarvie, business development director, said: “We’ve noticed an upsurge across various market sectors in particular civil and house building which has been particularly competitive.

“Glasgow in particular has been a busy area due to a huge number of commercial developments and housing projects around the city.”

In the summer, Jarvie Plant Group added more than 50 new machines from JCB at a cost of £2.75 million to support, in part, the renewal of a five year preferred supplier agreement with Edinburgh City Council.

The company is also involved in the construction of the Aberdeen bypass and of the M8 upgrade between Newhouse and Baillieston.

David added: “The number of large scale public infrastructure projects in Scotland is on an unprecedented scale and we’re delighted 
to be playing a part in all of them.

“We’re seeing huge opportunity for growth which is why we are steadily building a strategic network of depots across Scotland.

“Our Aberdeen facility opens in December, Inverness will follow in 2016 .

“We’ve got other locations planned for the future too.”