MCFADYENS TRANSPORT, WHICH OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES FOR THE WIND ENERGY SECTOR AND BEYOND, HAS RENOVATED A SCANIA LONGLINE TRACTOR UNIT AS ITS FLAGSHIP AND HISTORY ARTWORK GALLERY. BOB BEECH RE-VISITS THE CAMPBELTOWN-BASED COMPANY TO FIND OUT HOW FAR IT HAS PROGRESSED, PARTICULARLY IN RECENT YEARS.
PHOTOGRAPHY: CRAIG PUSEY
It’s very important for all long-established companies to acknowledge the history and development of the enterprise – this brings a sense of direction and achievement to any organisation. This is particularly relevant with family concerns, where different generations have striven to build the business, often taking the operation in new directions, making their own mark upon both the company and family history.
If a company has a keen sense of its development through the generations, there are numerous ways to celebrate this and one of the most obvious ways for a transport company to display its history is by having a special vehicle, a company flagship that really stands out and tells the story behind the business.
McFadyens Transport, the long-established operator from Campbeltown, Argyll, on the Kintyre peninsula, has just completed the restoration of a very special Scania R164/580 Longline 8x4 tractor unit. It celebrates the memory of the previous generation and demonstrates just how far the business has progressed, particularly in recent years.