Ainscough Crane Hire has opened a new depot near Exeter as it expands its operations in the region.
The new one-acre site on Greendale Business Park, near Farringdon, is theÂ companyâ€™sÂ 30th depot in the UK.
The new base, which will hold approximately 12 cranes, is Ainscoughâ€™s third depot in the South West, with existing sites in Bristol and Plymouth.
Mark James, southern operational manager at Ainscough, said: â€œWe have been looking to expand in the South West and are very pleased to have a home in Exeter.
â€œThe new depot will help our growing customer base and also take some of the dependency away from Bristol and Plymouth, which have been jointly supporting the area from a distance. Customers in the Exeter area can benefit from a more proactive and localised approach with easier access to our fleet.â€
Greendale Business Park is home to a variety of otherÂ businesses, including FedEx and DHL Express.
The arrival of Ainscough comes just weeks after Expert Logistics created around 50 jobs with the opening of a new depot to handle home deliveries for clients including Boots, Next, House of Fraser, B&Q, Argos and Screwfix.
Gareth Jones, commercial director at Ainscough, said: â€œWe are extremely proud to be able to open our 30th depot.
â€œThis milestone outlines our commitment to customers and our determination to remain the UKâ€™s leading crane hire company.â€
Headquartered in Wigan, Ainscough Crane Hire is the largest lifting service company in the UK, with locations spanning the length of the country from Aberdeen to Plymouth.