Even more Power
20 April 2021
The ongoing need for reliable electricity on work sites continues to drive demand for generators, and a further indication is that Stuart Power has re-located its West Midlands depot to considerably larger premises.
The site at Worcester is roughly three times the size with 6,400 sq ft of workshop facilities, greater storage space and larger offices.
“Since 2012 the depot had been located in the small rural town of Inkberrow, which is ten miles from Worcester and Redditch but rather isolated,” MD Russell Tregent tells me. “This could make it difficult to attract staff, although for several years now we have had a nucleus of people who lived near to, and commuted from, Worcester.
“So our new location suits them, as well as giving better facilities. We have been looking for a new site for several years but a lot of land in the area has been bought for HS2 and good locations were in short supply.
“The new site is on a trading estate with excellent transport links to the local and national networks as the M5 is less than three miles away.”
Stuart Power, the specialist power generation and lighting equipment division of the Stuart Group, has three other locations at Immingham, St. Helens and the headquarters in Shropham, Norfolk.
“We supply customers in areas where we can provide service backup within four hours if necessary, so this network enables us to cover most of the UK,” says Russell.
Events normally represent an important market for Stuart Power and so, during the pandemic, the business has successfully concentrated on other sectors like construction.
Russell tells me that the operation’s most recent financial year to 31 October was a record and that business levels have increased further since.
Stuart Power’s generator fleet comprises mainly machines from FG Wilson, for which it is an authorised dealer. Machines cover a power band from 20kVA to 2000kVA and the company prides itself on having standalone 2000kVA models available.
Looking ahead, Russell says that the business is considering opportunities to develop its depot network further through organic growth or acquisition.
An earlier story on the blog reported how Stuart Power responded rapidly when a customer needed an urgent bespoke power generation package.