19 Aug Building for the future: Investing in our facilities in Fraserburgh
As part of an ongoing investment in developing its facilities, Gray & Adams, the UK’s market-leader in the manufacture of specialist temperature controlled and bespoke vehicles, has completed phase one of a large-scale project at its Fraserburgh site in order to further improve and increase its manufacturing capabilities.
Founded in 1957, Gray & Adams is a long-established, family-owned business with over 750 employees and multiple operational sites throughout the UK and Ireland, based out of a head office and main production facility in Fraserburgh.
The brand-new unit is a 10-bay multifunctional facility with four overhead cranes, roller shutter doors at each end and an additional lean-to with plant equipment installed. The site can be used to offer greater flexibility to the manufacturer, allowing for the build any of its high-quality products – from Double Decks and Urban Trailers to Single Decks and Lifting decks.
It is also, given the challenges of operating according to Government Guidance on Covid-19, completely self-contained, with its own showers, offices, toilets, and canteen, as well as having its own internal and external stores. This new building will support with creating large volume orders, concentrated into one area on site and creating greater efficiency overall in the build process.
The project is phase one of a multi-phase investment project for Fraserburgh, which will also see the development of a new facility for its accident and repair shop, which oversees repairs for motor cars and light commercial vehicles. This phase will also centralise heavy car repairs onto the same site and will build on the company’s foundation, as a Body Repair Shop, honouring the roots of the business. This move will then release additional facilities in the main production plant for a future phase of redevelopment.
Overall, this investment supports improved and increased manufacturing capacity for panel development – a vital part of the Gray & Adams build process – and will also increase efficiency through creating streamlined productions, allowing for more improvements which will further support the wider Gray & Adams Group.
Gray & Adams’ Managing Directors, James and Peter Gray, said
“Given the circumstances we are living and operating under, investing in our business and our employees, will enhance our manufacturing capabilities as well as creating new opportunities for our people. The development of this new facility has already led to increased employment in the area with the creation of 15 new roles in the business and is the first part of our phased approach to developing our Fraserburgh site. Our investment will allow us greater flexibility in the manufacturing process as we move into phase two of the development project and beyond, as we move through 2021 and into 2022, our 65th year in operation.”