The new premises conveniently located at Blochairn Road, just a few minutes from Glasgow city centre, will enable Doka to respond effectively to the growing needs of its customers by providing the ability to hold and maintain stocks locally in Scotland at the 2.5acre facility.
“Since the opening of Doka’s first engineering office in Scotland during 2015, the business has worked tirelessly to develop relationships with both local and national construction partners” says Doka’s, David Hancock. “We now have many customers throughout Scotland and Northern England, whose needs will be better served by having our new branch which will hold the various formwork, access and falsework ranges to cope with this expansive area. David continued, “It’s been a long time coming, so collectively we are very proud to achieve this and are thankful to the support we have been given by our loyal contractors”.
The new branch reflects Doka’s ambitions to focus upon delivering quality and high levels of service to its customers and help contractors work more effectively and efficiently on-site.
Doka have been supplying formwork, shoring and other services to numerous local large-scale civil engineering projects in Scotland over the last few years. These projects include travelling bridge cantilevers at various locations on the new bypass in Aberdeen, the new Queensferry Crossing, a new EFW (energy from waste) plant in Dundee, as well as works at the DTI, University of Edinburgh, amongst others. Doka are confident the new branch will support other projects of this scale as well as local customer’s day-to-day requirements in the future with improved product availability and service support.
Doka UK’s Product and Marketing Director, James Hurst further comments “We have seen an increase in the rental and purchase of products relating to infrastructure over the past few years specifically linked to the large road and bridge building programmes. A wide range of products and services have been supplied to these and other projects including travelling cantilever formwork system for the bridge decks, Paratop for bridge parapet construction, Staxo 100 for shoring amongst many other formwork accessories, beams and our new FSC® certified plywood range”. James continues, “There are also many ongoing product and service developments for concrete frame projects including Dokadek 30 systemised slab formwork panels which enable our customers to become more effective and productive in a competitive market”.
With this continued growth comes the need for a larger skilled workforce. “We have made huge investments in our workforce over the past year and will continue to do so,” Managing Director of Doka UK, Hennie Roebroeks says.
“This is an exciting time for Doka in the UK and marks a huge milestone for the company with the opening of its third operational branch, in addition to the benefit our employees, the local area and our customers will all gain from the opportunities this expansion presents” Hennie Continued.
For more information about the new Scottish branch, call 0141 779 3999.