Esh Group have launched into the new year with a spending spree to invest in new and replacement equipment for its civil engineering arm.
The firm’s engineering division Lumsden and Carroll has invested more than £1m in additional and replacement capital equipment including JCBs, excavators and a major expansion of the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) fleet with regional suppliers.
Nine new Renault Range K HGVs have been delivered to the firm’s Bowburn headquarters at the beginning of the New Year.
The 32 tonne 4-axle tippers, supplied by Thompson Commercials of Teesside, have been equipped to particular standards required by Lumsden and Carroll, in support of work with clients such as water authorities, the Environment Agency and national housebuilders.
John Davies, managing director at Esh Construction, said: “We’re very pleased to have made this investment through regional businesses.
“It is an important part of our procurement strategy to support companies within the regions where we are based and do business.
“We’re particularly pleased to have taken delivery of these trucks. We really like the performance of Renaults – they have very high ground clearance, excellent traction on rough site roads and those which we already have in the fleet are showing great durability.”
The deal has expanded the HGV fleet to 45.