Prime Minister visits Aggreko

23 Mar 2012

Aggreko played host to Prime Minister David Cameron at its new manufacturing facility on Friday.

Aggreko Plc, the global leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions, hosted a visit from Prime Minister David Cameron at its new manufacturing facility at Lomondgate, Dumbarton.

The new facility, which is now almost fully operational will be officially opened by HRH the Princess Royal at the end April 2012. It will employ some 400 people, including the creation of 110 new jobs designing, developing and manufacturing power generators and temperature control equipment to be deployed by Aggreko around the world. The completion of the new plant is a major boost to the Dumbarton economy and reaffirms the town as home to a major multinational company. Over the last three years, Aggreko has created over 2000 jobs worldwide, of which 150 have been in Scotland and 230 in total in the UK

David Cameron commented:"Aggreko is an important British business doing three important things. Firstly it is making things. For too long the UK has relied on revenue coming from only one corner of Britain. We are a skilled and productive country and we need to use these qualities to grow our manufacturing output.

"Aggreko is also heavily investing in Dumbarton and bringing real opportunity to local people here, including the local employment of young people who otherwise might find it hard to secure work. 95% of what Aggreko does, brings in international revenue. Britain needs to export itself out of this recession and Aggreko is leading the way. I would also like to offer my congratulations to Aggreko and its workers for securing the London Olympics contract. It is great to see the event bringing great opportunities to local British businesses."

Source: Aggreko

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