Scottish Enterprise Awards 2020

22 | Scottish Enterprise Awards 2020 Oct20827 Best Machine Construction Equipment Supplier - North Lanarkshire For more than twenty years, PFT Scotland Ltd has been Scotland’s sole provider of the PFT range of render spray machines and equipment that is crafted and imported from Germany. Supplying construction site operatives such as small building, plastering, and rendering companies, PFT Scotland boasts vast expertise on their products enabling them to not only supply clients with their cutting-edge machinery, but provide practical training on how to effectively use it. Managed by husband-and-wife team, John and Elaine Walker, PFT Scotland Ltd has seen a dramatic increase in demand for their products over recent years. Although the ongoing pandemic has seen some businesses across Scotland suffer, many have been able to benefit from the government’s Bounce Back Loan Scheme, designed to support small businesses throughout the lockdowns. Many of PFT Scotland Ltd’s clients have used this financial aid to invest in PFT products, meaning that John and Elaine have been working hard to keep up with demand. Whilst Elaine manages the showroom, online store and customer accounts, John is a roughcaster to trade who manages the sales, customer training and repairs. Serving a client base that reaches from Skye and the Shetlands down to the Borders, PFT Scotland Ltd’s unique expertise is highly sought after. The firm’s extensive training covers an overview of the machine, how to set it-up, how to spray and clean down to suit the requirements of the user, and how to recognise potential issues and repair and maintain the equipment. Upon completing the training, clients receive a competency certificate, an operating manual, and set-up and clean down instruction cards as part of PFT Scotland’s outstanding aftersales care. John and Elaine remain on hand to provide first-class service from start to finish that supports their clients in the transition from traditional, hand-applied methods to cutting-edge, machine-applied technology. The combination of their customer- centric service and high-quality products has earned PFT Scotland Ltd the SME Scottish Enterprise Awards: Best Machine Construction Equipment Supplier - North Lanarkshire. In addition to this success, PFT Scotland Ltd is immensely excited to have recently secured orders from both Edinburgh College and South Lanarkshire College’s Faculty of Construction for render spray machines that will enable them to train their apprentices in the modern methods of machine applied renders. The machines will also be used in their new venture of setting up an EWI/ IWI training academy and accreditation scheme. Propelled by its successes over the past year and its continuing growth, PFT Scotland Ltd is currently in the process of building a bigger and better showroom and workshop at its current address to accommodate this growth. It is undoubtedly an exciting time at PFT Scotland Ltd and we look forward to witnessing its continued success over the months and years ahead. Company: PFT Scotland Ltd Contact: Elaine Walker Website: PFT Scotland Ltd is Scotland’s sole distributor of the PFT range of render spray machines imported from Germany. Supplying construction site operatives for over two decades, the firm boasts unique and comprehensive knowledge of their products, enabling them to deliver high-quality service complete with expert training programmes aimed to deliver valuable practical knowledge that can be tailored to their clients’ individual customer requirements.