UK SYSTEM SCAFFOLD HIRE BUYS HAKI HQ
UK System Scaffold Hire has announced the acquisition of the former HAKI UK Head Office and logistics hub in Tamworth. The deal also includes the purchase of £1.5 million of HAKI systems.
It is a “return home” for UKSSH Managing Director Gary Griffiths, who started his scaffold career as a yard hand at the Tamworth site some 35 years ago and who explains that UKSSH’s strategic plan always included a Midlands operation and - as many of his senior team reside in the area - the Tamworth facility presented the ideal opportunity.
The Tamworth site will operate in addition to the company’s current site in Chesterfield, with the purchase reflecting both UKSSH’s impressive growth over the last few years and its ambitions for the future.
“The acquisition further cements our relationship with Haki as their preferred Hire Partner and will obviously make it easier for us to service our existing customers in the Midlands and the South, but it is also a strategic move which will put us in a prime position to support major infrastructure projects such as HS2 and the construction programme leading up to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022” Gary explained.
MAJOR RECRUITMENT DRIVE.
UKSSH’s expansion has also been great news for an otherwise depressed jobs market, with the creation of seven new posts that again reflect the company’s commitment to customer service, as Gary explains:
“The Tamworth purchase doesn’t mean that we are diluting our efforts in the North of England: In fact, just the opposite, so we have recruited Ashley Rookes to take specific responsibility for North England and North Wales.
And the customer focus doesn’t end there, with the recruitment of Kelly Scarborough and Anne Stanley – who have years of experience in HAKI products – joining the customer support team in Tamworth.