Aggreko, a global provider of temporary power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air services, has agreed in principle to locate its new manufacturing facility near Dumbarton, Scotland.
The project has been backed by Scottish Enterprise and John McFall MP, who secured the investment for Scotland over competing locations, including China.
The facility will require investment of approximately £20m over a three-year period. It will replace the existing production unit in Dumbarton, which no longer has sufficient capacity to provide for Aggreko’s rapidly growing business.
Rupert Soames, chief executive of Aggreko, said: ‘We are all absolutely delighted that we were able to make the sums add up for this major investment, in part due to assistance from the Scottish government.
‘Over recent years we have built up world-leading design, engineering and manufacturing skills in Dumbarton, and employ over 250 people there. By building our new facility in the same area, we will keep this team together, and, hopefully, will be able to expand it.’