Doka’s Scots base will provide a local service

FORMWORK specialist Doka will open its new Glasgow office in April to better serve customers north of the border.

The firm said the new 2.5 acre facility, located at Blochairn Road, will provide Doka with the ability to hold and maintain stocks in Scotland.

“Since the opening of Doka’s first engineering office in Scotland during 2015, the business has worked tirelessly to develop relationships with both local and national construction partners,” said the company’s David Hancock. “We now have many customers throughout Scotland and northern England, whose needs will be better served by having our new branch which will hold the various formwork, access and falsework ranges to cope with this expansive area.  

“It’s been a long time coming, so collectively we are very proud to achieve this and are thankful to the support we have been given by our loyal contractors.”

Doka has supplied formwork, shoring and other services to various Scottish civil engineering projects in recent years. These include travelling bridge cantilevers on the new Aberdeen bypass, the Queensferry Crossing, a new energy from waste  (plant in Dundee, as well as works at the DTI, University of Edinburgh. 

James Hurst, Doka UK’s product and marketing director added, “We have seen an increase in the rental and purchase of products relating to infrastructure over the past few years specifically linked to the large road and bridge building programmes. A wide range of products and services have been supplied to these and other projects including travelling cantilever formwork system for the bridge decks, Paratop for bridge parapet construction, Staxo 100 for shoring amongst many other formwork accessories, beams and our new FSC-certified plywood range.

“There are also many ongoing product and service developments for concrete frame projects including Dokadek 30 systemised slab formwork panels, which enable our customers to become more effective and productive in a competitive market.”