In October 2006 Pollock (Scotrans) Ltd embarked on its biggest project for more than a quarter of a century. The head office, depot and workshop at the historic Musselburgh site were closed and these facilities transferred to the Company’s thirteen acre site at Bathgate in West Lothian.
Three powerful reasons drove this move; to be closer to the company’s customers, to be able to control all operations centrally and to take cost out of the business.
Pollock has had a long association with Musselburgh, it was in 1951 following the de nationalisation of road transport after the Second World War that the company was re established and opened for business in Newbigging in Musselburgh. Friday 6th October 2006 was therefore a sad day when the last truck pulled out of the Musselburgh depot.
The first phase of the transfer is complete with the team at Musselburgh now operating out of temporary accommodation. During the next few months a new office suite will be erected and by June of 2007 everyone will be located in the new facility. At the same time extensive works have been commissioned to enhance all the facilities at Bathgate.
As part of the move, the Dalmeny distribution operation has also integrated within the Bathgate complex.