Portable buildings manufacturer buys Scottish market share

Portable buildings manufacturer Wernick has acquired Robert Purvis Plant Hire, adding 1,600 units to its fleet and strengthening its position as one of the main hirers of cabins and modular buildings in Scotland.

As part of the deal, Wernick has also purchased 2.5 acres of concreted yard surrounding the existing Lochgelly depot.

This will take the depot to a size of 3.9 acres, providing a much greater ability to supply for the central belt of Scotland. A new eight bay modular office will also be manufactured and delivered from sister company Wernick Buildings.

Wernick Group’s chairman David Wernick said: “This acquisition brings Wernick Hire’s investment in new hire fleet to £12m in Scotland for 2020 and we welcome the eight new members of staff who have joined us from Robert Purvis.”

Other recent investments by Wernick in Scotland include £1m by Wernick Power Solutions on new generators for the hire market and £500,000 spent on capital works to its Coatbridge depot.

Subject to planning, Wernick is also looking to invest a further £4m on sites for its Inverness and Dundee depots.


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