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22 July 2016

Volvo excavator package for Advance Construction

First published20/07/2016
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Advance Construction Scotland
Advance Construction Scotland has bought a package of Volvo excavators
Blantyre-based Advance Construction Scotland has bought a package of 53 Volvo excavators, which are all incremental to the company’s fleet of in excess of some 200 machines.

The latest package of machines includes two EC160Es; five EC140Es, 18 ECR88D reduced swing machines mounted on city pads; 18 EC55Cs and ten EC35Ds.

The company bought its first Volvo compact excavators in 2011 and then again in 2012.

“Opting for Volvo has proved to be a good decision for us. The machines have performed faultlessly, they give a good return on the investment and not least have been well appreciated by our machine operators, so as we needed to expand our fleet it wasn’t a difficult decision to opt for the Volvo product once again,” says Gareth Mollan, Advance Construction’s plant manager.

“This time though, besides adding more compact machines to the fleet we’ve taken the decision to add the 14 and 16tonne models as well

“Both the ECR88 and EC55 models are well known to us and they continue to be the optimum sized excavators on most of our typical worksites, but as our portfolio has grown we’ve seen the need to add some smaller and larger units to the plant fleet as well hence the 3.5, 14 and 16 tonne models.”

Founded in 1993 by Seamus Shields, Advance Construction Scotland provides professional groundworks and civil engineering services, and offers a complete package of labour, plant and materials delivered by qualified and experienced engineers and site operatives. Covering the whole of Scotland the family-run company now employing 1,400 people has a £160 million (€192 million) turnover projected for 2016.

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