Jarvie Plant is established in Falkirk as a partnership by John Jarvie Snr. to provide plant and equipment while our clients’ own equipment is being repaired.
John Jarvie, now our Chairman, joins the business, with our core product range now compressors, weld sets, mixers and coal conveyors. We now have a presence in Glasgow too, having opened a depot the previous year at Govan docks.
Our accommodation division is formed, supplying early welfare units and leading the way with the first JPX modular buildings in Scotland.
The first telescopic handler in Scotland is delivered to Jarvie Plant. Fast forward and we now have one of the largest telehandler fleets in the UK. Cowdenbeath depot opens to service contractors at Mossmorran.
Edinburgh depot opens in Craigentinny and has since moved to Bankhead.
Jarvie Plant Group becomes a limited company. Gordon Jarvie, who now heads our accommodation division, joins the business.
Paisley added to our network of depots.
A new vehicle rental division is created to meet customer demand, and later becomes JP Vehicle Rentals.
£3m investment in re-developing our Grangemouth and Glasgow depots begins, with Grangemouth undertaken this year and Glasgow in 2009.
With David Jarvie becoming Business Development Director, the third generation of the Jarvie family joins our board. Fast forward to 2021 and David now leads the company as Managing Director.
Our Dundee depot begins trading to serve Dundee/Angus, Perth & Kinross and Fife areas.
Our Aberdeen depot begins trading to serve Aberdeen and Grampian areas, creating 10 new jobs and taking our headcount past 150.
Our first depot in England opens in Manchester to serve the city and the wider North West region.
Jarvie Plant’s support to Social Bite helps it establish its first homeless village in Edinburgh, one of our many local community initiatives.
With Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at the heart of our business, a Considerate Constructors Scheme audit results in another very impressive 4 Star award.
Total investment in new hire equipment over the past five years reaches some £60m.
We're proud to become a UK Living Wage Employer.