Thompsons to open Scottish factory

George Barrow
April 25, 2017


Bodybuilder Thompsons has said it is looking at various sites in Scotland to open a factory as it has “sold more tipper bodies than ever before north of the border”.

It said that a number of sites were currently being considered – all in the central belt between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

It already has three factories in Croydon, three in Blackburn and its Charlton tipper bodies facility in Dover.

Director Simon Shields said: “Moving into Scotland is the final stage of Thompsons’ market development.

"Over the last couple of years, we have sold more tipper bodies than ever north of the border, so we know how well our products are being received and hence what is the company’s real future potential in this market.”


In recent months new vehicles have gone to WM Thompson & Son of Dumbarton and Miller Plant in Aberdeen.

Shields added: “Having a Thompsons factory in Scotland will benefit all parties very considerably, not least in the areas of improving direct customer contact, reducing delivery times and providing the highest possible standard of after-sales support.”

The bodybuilder is also looking to recruit staff in the central belt, with skills in bodywork production, sales, service and parts support, office administration and management.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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