Colas strengthens Scottish ties


COLAS has expanded its existing capability north of the border by launching a contracting business dedicated solely to Scotland and its customers.
The team, based in East Kilbride, will focus on utilising local knowledge.
Sommerville Wright, Colas Associate Director, said, “Scotland is a very important market for us. Up to now, the work of Colas’ Scottish contracting team has mainly focused on the application of Colas’ surfacing materials, but the plan is to extend the company’s other specialist services such as joint sealing, ironwork and traffic management with the aim of being the ‘specialist provider’ for Scotland.
“We recognise that one size does not fit all, and that Scotland and our Scottish customers have specific needs, preferences and ways of working. Our contracting business in Scotland is being built on close long term relationships with our clients. The depot in East Kilbride is strategically placed and from there, we can cover most places in Scotland with our mobile crew.”
To support the launch, Colas sponsored this year’s IAT (Institute of Asphalt Technology) National Conference at St Andrews which is also the first time the conference has been hosted in Scotland.
The newly dedicated unit is now ready for future projects in the region and will work closely with Scottish Local Authorities.