News from Boughton: Leading hook loader and skip loader manufacturer, Boughton Engineering, has appointed Blantyre-based Alex Inglis as an equipment mounting and service support agency for Scotland. First orders for both types are currently in build, for customers in the municipal and wastes sector, north of the border.
Skan Group Sales & Marketing Director, Steve Price, says, “We have recognised the need to strengthen our presence in Scotland and to be able to do so in partnership with Alex Inglis is a win-win for both of us – and most importantly, for the customer. Alex Inglis has a long, in-depth and proven experience in the market sectors we serve, with a very special understanding of hydraulically operated equipment, such as skip loaders, hook loaders and close coupled trailers. The strategic fit of our two companies is exceptional.”
David Smith, Managing Director of Alex Inglis, says, “Our experience of this type of equipment goes back to the days of Powell Duffryn Rolonof 30 years ago and we have wanted to replace a gap in our portfolio for some time. The Boughton product is an iconic design and respected by end users for its strength, simplicity and reliability. We will effectively finish assemble and mount kits supplied to us from Boughton – and then, most importantly, offer the after-market a level of service and support which is based on the manufacturer’s own OE standards and parts.”
Alex Inglis operates from a 3.5-acre site on the A725, just a short distance from junction 5 of the M74. Its extensive workshops cover almost 15,000 sqft with three overhead cranes with lift capacities of five and ten tonnes. The facility also includes a fully equipped machine shop, with the capability for heavy duty fabrication and repairs. The Alex Inglis business was acquired in 2007 by municipal spot hire, contract hire and fleet management specialist, Noblet, which has a co-located facility on the same site.