SCOT JCB’s new large-scale depot in Sighthill, Edinburgh has been officially opened by JCB chairman Lord Bamford.
The 1.4-acre site – over six times the size of its predecessor – has been tipped to deliver new jobs to the area in roles such as engineering, parts advisors and apprentices.
JCB said the facility follows “massive investment” by Scot JCB to enhance its service to customers across the east of Scotland. Benefits include more workshop and warehousing space, a training room with AV facilities and an overhead crane. The depot also boasts four double workshop bays, automated oil and services delivery to the central workshop module, a sales office, and a yard for showcasing new and used equipment.
The firm’s ownership of the adjacent plots will also allow further growth opportunities as required.
Lord Bamford said, “Scot JCB is one of the largest JCB dealers in the world and has continued to expand and be successful by investing for growth. This new depot will take sales and service to a whole new level and ensure the service provided to customers goes above and beyond expectations.”
Robin Bryant, Scot JCB group joint MD added, “The opening of this new, purpose-built facility is hugely exciting for Scot JCB. Every aspect is bigger and better than before and the overall impact will be a significant enhancement of the fantastic service we are able to deliver for our customers.
“The culmination of major investment and several years of planning and development, it underlines our commitment to customers and our belief in the potential for growth in this key area of Scotland. The scale and the calibre of the facilities here will deliver tangible improvements to the availability of equipment and the speed and quality of the experience we provide to our customers.”