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MGS Training make it a Volvo machine treble

MGS Training invest in Volvo machines

Company expands equipment fleet with new Volvo articulated hauler and excavators for operator training

GLASGOW-based MGS Training have invested in three new Volvo machines for use at their 40-acre training academy at Heartlands, just off the M80 motorway between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Since founding his business 20 years ago, Colin McGhee (right of photo) and his team of instructors have successfully trained thousands of plant operators for their Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) accreditations.

As well as offering courses at the CPCS-accredited Heartlands facility, MGS Training also visit sites and conduct training modules all over the UK and abroad. ‘Over the years, we’ve established a strong relationship with long-standing clients – even larger companies such as Balfour Beatty and BAM Nuttall ask us to train their operatives,’ said Mr McGhee.

MGS Training’s three new Volvo machines consist of: a Volvo A25G articulated hauler to replace a four-year-old D-series model; a 22-tonne EC220E excavator to replace a competitor model of similar size; and an EW180E wheeled excavator, which is the first of its kind to be delivered in the Scottish plant market.

‘Having these three brand new, state-of-the-art machines available for operators to train on will give us a competitive edge in providing up-to-date machine operator training,’ commented Mr McGhee.

‘Another reason for opting for the Volvo brand is SMT GB’s ability to support the product. Whilst we had very few issues with the old A25D, when they did arise, SMT were there to support us and having that peace of mind helped us in making our purchasing decision,’ he added.

MGS Training Ltd provide the full spectrum of plant and operator training from their Heartlands facility and are accredited by a number of nationally recognized awarding bodies, including: NPORS (National Plant Operators Registration Scheme); NPTC (National Proficiency Test Council); SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority); and City & Guilds.

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