Keyline opens branch in Birmingham – Builders Merchants Journal

Keyline has opened a new branch in Birmingham to support the growing number of major infrastructure projects in the region.

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The branch, located in Great Barr, is following the planned work on nearly £ 1 billion worth of rail and infrastructure projects in the region over the next three years. This is part of Birmingham’s 30-year development and regeneration project, ‘Big City Plan’.

Arron Jameson, Regional Manager – North & Midlands, at Keyline, said: “The Midlands is currently experiencing significant change. In particular, there is a demand for new infrastructure to support major projects such as the Commonwealth Games, HS2 and the Midland Metro expansion.

“We are pleased to play a key role in this development by boosting our offerings in the region. Through our new department, we are better equipped to support customers in a wide range of projects and deliver technical engineering expertise, service and supply proximity.”

On July 1, the branch was officially opened by Danny Costello, who the Birmingham team has sponsored in its training to become a professional boxer. The site is approximately three hectares in size, with an extensive amount of storage space and external storage, and has created 25 new jobs for people in the local area and the surrounding areas.

James Topliss, branch manager at Keyline Birmingham, said: “Part of the city’s plan involves the creation of over 50,000 new jobs and it is important that Keyline contributes to this by giving the community opportunities where possible. We hope to see this number increase in the future and look forward to becoming an integral part of the society in which we operate. “

Topliss added: “All colleagues will receive product training to ensure we can provide customers with the excellent service and expertise we are also proud of.”

“Continuous training will also be the key to building the team’s knowledge and confidence, and all employees have access to our apprenticeship program. Funded by the company, this program can take a person from a Level 2 NVQ to a Level 7 MBA in Senior Management. “

The big city plan for Birmingham also includes an ambitious goal of reducing the city’s CO2 emissions by 60% by 2026. To help contribute, Keyline Birmingham’s branch fleet, which will ultimately consist of six vehicles, will run exclusively on HVO fuel. certified under the Ministry of Transport’s obligation scheme for renewable transport fuels.

Jameson said: “As a company, our ESG commitments are at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make. Delivering a shareholding of over a million pounds into the heart of Birmingham and beyond means it was an easy matter to reduce the environmental impact of our fleet. “

The Keyline Birmingham department will use all-electric forklifts and charge electric cars on site. In addition, Keyline is a FORS Gold-accredited company with a full range of tools and plant rentals to open soon.

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