Wernick acquires Robert Purvis Plant Hire’s portable accommodation fleet

Grant Prior 3 months ago
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The new acquisition of the Robert Purvis portable cabin fleet will add 1,600 units to the Wernick Hire stock and strengthen its position as the primary hirer of cabins and modular buildings in Scotland.

 Wernick Hire’s Regional Director for Scotland, Ricky Wedlock (centre-back), and Lochgelly Depot Manager, Stuart Walker-McInnes (far left) welcome the new team
Wernick Hire’s Regional Director for Scotland, Ricky Wedlock (centre-back), and Lochgelly Depot Manager, Stuart Walker-McInnes (far left) welcome the new team

As part of the acquisition, Wernick have also purchased 2.5 acres of concreted yard surrounding its 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 UK fleet spend up to £28 million pounds for 2020 and we welcome the eight new members of staff who have joined us from Robert Purvis.”

Other investments by Wernick in Scotland includes £1 million pound spend by Wernick Power Solutions on new generators for the hire market and half a million spent on capital works to their Coatbridge depot.

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

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