Groundforce Expands UK Operations

23 Jan

The new Groundforce depot in Scotland is located in Dyce, Aberdeen, and conveniently situated close to road and transport networks, providing excellent access across the region. This new depot will provide coverage throughout the North of Scotland, with the South of the region being covered by their existing site in Coatbridge, Glasgow.

In total, the Vp group now has two locations in Aberdeen, following the recent opening of the ESS Safeforce branch at their Airpac Bukom premises in Bucksburn.

In Ireland, Groundforce has grown considerably since opening its first site in Portlaoise, nr Dublin seven years ago, to become one of Ireland’s leading specialist hire companies. To facilitate this continuing growth the company needed to be able to offer easy access to their complete product range to customers in the North, which this new location will provide.

Over the past few years Groundforce has invested heavily in new technology and innovative products and equipment. The company has also introduced a new dedicated Major Projects team, who work with main contractors at early design stage, providing bespoke propping solutions on major excavation projects. This investment, combined with offering “best in class service and delivery”, has been key to the company’s success.

Richard Cherrie Sales Director, for Groundforce explains why they chose to open a site in Aberdeenshire. “This new depot will further compliment the service we offer to our customers in the North. We see the opening of this new depot as natural progression for the company. Although we have been trading successfully throughout the country from our base in Coatbridge near Glasgow, this additional location will reduce costs and delivery times for our customers as well as increasing choice.

We are confident our decision to invest in a new depot in Aberdeen will further position us as the “supplier of choice” for the construction industry in Scotland. We are also delighted to be creating new employment opportunities and expect to create further employment at the depot over the coming year. “

Simon Littlewood, Managing Director for Groundforce added. “During the last 18 months we have found our customer base significantly increasing in both these regions, and we felt we needed to respond to this growth. Both of these new locations will offer our customers a complete one-stop-shop for the widest ranging and modern fleet of equipment available, for shoring excavations, trenchless pipe installation and testing pipes.”