LGH opens Motherwell hub
23 September 2022
Specialist lifting equipment hirer LGH has expanded its presence in Scotland by establishing a new distribution centre in Motherwell, having secured an agreement with its sister company, Rotrex, to use its base in the town.
LGH states that the development reflects a sharp increase in demand for lifting equipment across the central belt of Scotland, especially around the Glasgow and Edinburgh areas, as well as the border regions of northern England. The rise follows government infrastructure investment in these areas.
The new Motherwell site will be LGH’s fourth UK warehouse alongside Aberdeen, Atherton and Rainham. It will stock a diverse range of construction related equipment including hoisting, jacking, material handling, pulling, rigging and safety gear to local customers for the first time, alongside Rotrex’s winch fleet.
The existing LGH location in Aberdeen continues to focus on the hiring of offshore equipment for the oil and gas sectors.
Phil Smith, European asset manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to now offer our Scottish-based clients in the central belt a far quicker service and a broader choice of equipment.
“The new Motherwell warehouse comes as several projects are in the pipeline following bids for the second round of the government’s Levelling Up Fund. The shared warehouse strengthens the group’s capacity and expertise as complementary businesses. It is an exciting step as we continue to expand our network across the UK.
Pictured from left are Rob Halliwell, LGH group operations director; Kyle Fowlie, workshop foreman; Gary Fowlie, service engineer; Andrew Dakers, workshop Engineer; and Markus Voigt, European head of operations.