HITACHI Construction Machinery UK (HCMUK) has announced it is relocating its Scottish depot to a much larger premises to meet demand for product support from its ‘fast-growing’ customer base north of the border.

The company is swapping a 1,200 sq ft parts depot in Bellshill for a new 12,500 sq ft product support facility in Cumbernauld at the Ward Park Industrial Estate.

The new depot will provide parts, service and sales support to Scottish-based customers. Eight full-time employees will be based there, with the facility boasting a parts warehouse with trade counter, workshop space, office space, and a concrete yard to house new and used Hitachi machines.

Hitachi revealed the new base will also create two new full-time jobs.

Stephen Creaser, director of product support at HCMUK, said, “HCMUK is delighted to announce the opening of this large depot in Scotland to support our loyal customers. By investing in bigger premises, employing new sales staff, additional service engineers and a dedicated product support manager we can ensure that customer uptime will be maximised throughout the region to increase profitability and reduce machine downtime.

“There is massive scope for growth here in Scotland, as we have already gained the trust of many new customers since the announcement of the new depot, and we look forward to driving their business forward over the coming months and years.”