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.