New director appointed at CCG OSM

CCG OSM (Offsite Manufacturing), a subsidiary of the CCG (Scotland) Group, has appointed David Crawford as a new director.

He joined the group in 2014 as a systems analyst following a four-year term as an associate consultant with Edinburgh Napier University. He’s worked full-time with OSM since 2016.

CCG OSM boasts a semi-automated production line that spans the size of two football pitches to create a closed panel timber frame solution, known as the iQ Timber System, incorporating components such as wall linings, insulation, service containment, windows and doors to support the creation of new housing, care homes, nurseries and schools.

David Crawford’s role since joining the business has been to manage day-to-day business operations of the production and site related processes; overseeing product development of the iQ Timber System and the improvement of efficiencies on the factory floor and kit erect activities.

He said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the CCG Group since joining in 2014 and I am very grateful for the support shown by OSM managing director, Steven Earlie, in appointing me to this new role. We have achieved a lot during my time with the company: our productivity has increased on average 19% year-on-year whilst our iQ Timber System’s thermal performance has been improved by as much as 37%. This would not have been achieved without investment into new machinery and software as well as the commitment of our staff as we strive to deliver a first class service to our parent company, CCG, and our external clients.”

The OSM capabilities have helped to support the ‘CCG Net Zero Home’ building standard, a newly-launched standard which the firm said ‘significantly reduces’ carbon emissions and heating costs.

David added, “Our productivity and sustainability improvements are (and will continue to be) hugely important for the Scottish construction industry as we embark on an ambitious programme of decarbonisation and the delivery of 100,000 new homes in the next parliamentary term. The use of ‘offsite methods’ is evidently a crucial element to achieving these targets given the enhanced energy performance credentials and speed of construction that can ultimately be achieved so it is my ambition to keep the CCG Group at the forefront of sustainable construction in this country. The OSM team look forward to the challenge.”

Steven Earlie, CCG OSM MD, added, “David’s appointment as director is an important step forward for our business and I am delighted to welcome him into his new role. We employ 120 people and have a manufacturing output currently in excess of 1,200 homes per year; with David’s knowledge and experience, alongside the tireless efforts of our dedicated staff, I am confident that we can continue to improve and reach new levels of success.”