Jenkins Fabrications has continued its business growth with the launch of a new logistics division through the acquisition of Sneddon’s Logistics. The new service, which will be branded as Jenkins Logistics and operate out of Jenkins’ base at Falkirk, will not only support Jenkins’ own logistics requirements but will also be marketed as a transport resource for businesses in the construction, timber, and other sectors.

“The past months have demonstrated the increasing but often un-met demand for fast, highly efficient movement of steel, timber, and other materials to support the productivity and smooth running of the construction industry, where timescales are crucial and everything is dependent on materials being delivered on schedule,” said Jenkins’ managing director Jonny Jenkins. “It was evident to us that there were many gaps in the available service and we have therefore grasped the nettle and established Jenkins Logistics as a division of our business.

“As well as the service boosting the management of our own materials and products, the new division will stand alone as a logistics resource for businesses in the construction and other sectors. We look forward to supporting these businesses and to developing this division within our organisation.”

Leading the logistics wing as transport manager will be Billy Sneddon, who ran Sneddon’s Logistics for six years and therefore has excellent experience in this field. He commented: “Bringing the logistics service into the Jenkins business is an extremely positive development on all fronts. We will be adding increased efficiency to the delivery and transport required for Jenkins’ growing workload and we will be offering that same important support to Jenkins’ many clients and other contacts who have a demand for this service.”

This latest development comes in the year in which Jenkins, a family-run business, is celebrating its 65th anniversary. Over recent years, the company has doubled its turnover and made major strides forward through increasing its structural capacity, moving into complex high-value projects, and creating a management structure for strategic growth. It has also invested in new technology, upgraded its IT systems, delivered a major commitment to staff training, and rebranded. Its vision is to be the leader for steel fabrication in the housebuilding and construction sector.