BOB BEECH SPEAKS TO SCOTTISH OPERATOR McFADYENS TRANSPORT LTD., TO FIND OUT HOW THEY RISE TO THE CHALLENGE OF PROVIDING HEAVY TRANSPORT SERVICES TO THE WIND ENERGY SECTOR.
Two key features required of a successful road transport business based in a rural area - a relatively long way from a major conurbation - are self-sufficiency and the ability to adapt to a changing market place. Scottish heavy transport specialist McFadyens Transport Ltd., based in Campbeltown in Argyll and Bute are a perfect example of this principle. The company was founded by Charles McFadyen in 1901, with just a horse and cart carrying goods from the local harbour pier. As the local community prospered and developed, the operation expanded and the next generation joined their father in the business.