Atlas Copco’s Northern Service Branch moves into new building

02 June 2015

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Atlas Copco’s Northern Service Branch moves into new buildingAtlas Copco Compressors’ Northern service branch has moved into new premises in Uddingston. The brand new 425m2 building, which is hosted by South Lanarkshire Council, sits just 12 miles from Atlas Copco’s former Cumbernauld branch and boasts excellent access to major main road networks.

The purpose-built facility has been specially designed to suit the exact warehousing, workshop and office requirements of Atlas Copco Compressors. Atlas Copco employs a total of 24 people in service, planning, sales and administration roles in Scotland, including a team of seven planners based in Uddingston who do the service planning for most of the UK, and eight highly experienced service engineers who ensure excellent running efficiency and minimum downtime at customer sites all across Scotland. Customers include the manufacturing and process industries, as well as the offshore industry, for which Atlas Copco has fourteen specialist offshore trained service engineers based around the UK.

Dirk Ville, General Manager of Atlas Copco Compressors UK, says: “Atlas Copco’s Uddingston branch represents an investment into supporting our customers in Scotland and the North East of England with the best people, most efficient processes and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure their production keeps running.”

The new workshop facility provides a safe working environment and has all the key components in place to ensure quick turnaround times when performing overhauls of major components, such as oil-free compressor short blocks, industrial air elements and gear box assemblies. The branch also has a purpose-built storage facility to accommodate spare parts for the oil and gas industry, which are regularly dispatched to offshore installations, along with modern space for other key functions such as warranty claims and spare part returns.

After being successfully adopted at the company’s UK headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, the concept of ABW (Activity Based Working) has been introduced at the new Uddingston office, making the Northern Service branch one of the first Atlas Copco facilities to adopt it globally. ABW is a concept that seeks to revolutionise the typical linear layout of a work setting into an environment that improves productivity, efficiency and wellbeing where employees choose their workspace dependent on the task at hand. The office has been equipped with the latest IT and communications technology, as well as energy efficient lighting.

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