Ainscough Crane Hire has revealed details of its new depot in Invergordon, which will allow the UK’s leading crane company to better serve both existing and new customers.
The new site, located on the Highland Deephaven Industrial Estate in Evanton, sees Ainscough move from its previous Invergordon site, expanding its capability as it looks to grow its wind energy offering while continuing to deliver a superior service for clients across a range of other sectors in the Highlands.
The 27,852 sq ft facility is fully under cover, allowing superior protection for the depot’s fleet of five cranes and a better working environment for Ainscough’s staff. The additional space provided by the site has enabled the creation of a crane workshop and garage. This will allow the depot to be fully self-sufficient with the ability to service, inspect and maintain its own cranes.
Like all of Ainscough’s depots, the new Invergordon site has access to the company’s full fleet which comprises over 400 cranes including everything up to a 1000t. Located adjacent to the A9 trunk road, the depot is also highly visible and easily accessible for potential clients.
The investment in the new and improved depot reaffirms Ainscough’s commitment to supporting Northern Scotland from its existing framework customers to the renewable energy sector. In recent years the sector has continued to expand, with both large and small scale wind farms becoming increasingly popular. Ainscough has been involved in the construction, lifting, transport and installation of over 3,000 wind turbines.
The new depot will additionally allow Ainscough’s Scottish operation to expand its work in infrastructure, where it already supports customers with replacement and expansion projects in electricity generation and distribution through substation works and pylon erections and replacement. The team also regularly undertakes work for national construction firms at numerous sites across the Scottish Highlands and Moray.
Rebekah Tippett, manager of the new Invergordon depot said: “Everyone at Ainscough Crane Hire is very proud to be able to open this fantastic new depot in Invergordon. This represents both Ainscough’s commitment to the wind energy sector and our determination to continually improve the service we offer new and existing clients across a wide variety of industries.
“We are aware of the complexities that many construction projects entail, and as well as our new location we are further exploring what we can do to innovate in the sector. Additionally, our co-operative network of cranes is spread across a wide geography, meaning we are easily able to access the remote locations in which such projects are often located. The wind energy sector will prove to be increasingly important in the years ahead, and we anticipate that Ainscough will play a key role in helping to bring dynamic and innovative schemes to life. This, combined with our ongoing work on other significant construction and infrastructure projects across the region, means this is a hugely exciting time for Ainscough and our clients in Scotland.”