Temporary access solutions supplier makes significant Scottish investment



TPA Portable Roadways (TPA) has marked strong growth in demand for its temporary access solutions with a £4 million investment in new products, vehicles and the expansion of its operations in Scotland.

Part of the Vp plc group, TPA offers an extensive range of portable roadways, walkways and ground protection, plus modular pontoons and rail access products via its three operating divisions – TPA Portable Roadways, TPA Pontoons and TPA Rapid Rail Access.

Some £3 million of the investment has been made in new rental stock, primarily heavy-duty aluminium panels which the company uses to engineer access solutions for its growing customer base.

The company has also taken delivery of six new Scania installation vehicles fitted with remotely operated Epsilon Z cranes complete with a new bespoke panel grab system. The £1m addition to the vehicle fleet is part of a cycle of investment which ensures that TPAs expert installation teams operate with the best equipment available.

A further £250,000 has gone into expanding the existing TPA Portable Roadways depot in Lesmahagow. The site has been upgraded with new offices, refurbishment of its workshop and the concreting of large areas of the site.

The company has also made former field sales engineer Oliver Dennis its new regional manager for Scotland and added a new hire desk controller. Oliver started with the division as a driver’s mate and rose through the ranks.

David Walkden, TPA Portable Roadways director, said: “Following a restructure within the division the business delivered improving results which have been the catalyst for this £4 million investment.

“This is a very exciting time for our portable roadways business and we are confident the investment will further reinforce our reputation for delivering first class temporary access solutions to our customers.”