Expansion of Murray Plant continues with a new Depot and the appointment of an Operations Manager

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29th January 2020

Expansion of Murray Plant continues with a new Depot and the appointment of an Operations Manager


Murray Plant, A Blue Group Company, continue their expansion plans with the opening of a Warrington Depot and the appointment of the new UK Operations Manager, John B Webster.

Warrington Depot

The new depot, located within the North West of England, will help to support the existing depot in Scotland. Murray Plant have moved in next door to Blue Spares’ office on the Appleton Thorn Trading Estate, Warrington.

The new facility will allow Murray Plant to provide their customers with a number of services including the sale of new attachments, warranty work, repairs, welding and refurbishment on attachments and a hose replacement service. The opening of this new depot will further allow Murray Plant to provide their customers throughout the UK with an unbeatable service.

Fergal O’Neill, Sales Director at Murray Plant, comments: ‘’Working closely over the last few years with our Northern UK Sales Manager Mick Reeve we have developed a strong Presence of our products in the region.  We identified that the next logical step was to develop a purpose-built facility in Warrington to increase support our customers. Mick and the team at Murray Plant have driven this through now to completion.  We are very proud of the levels of aftercare we provide to our customers and this merely reinforces that. We can now be proud of having a one stop shop for all your attachments requirements.”

Appointment of Operations Manager

New UK Operations Manager, John B Webster, joins Murray Plant with a wealth of experience gained in both senior Operations and Engineering roles.  John previously worked in several UK locations as an Operations Specialist at Applus+ and as Operations Director at Hewden.  Prior to this John also worked extensively in offshore Oil & Gas as a Project Engineer and a Contracts Engineer with Balmoral Group.

John’s new role at Murray Plant will see him work closely with Fergal O’Neill, to help drive the UK business forward with further expansion planned over the next few years.

John Webster adds his thoughts on the new role: ‘’Murray Plants growth and plans for expansion, along with the backing from Blue Group made the prospect of the role very enticing. What was key to me was the fact that the full product range are all premium brands.  My past has been focused on developing long term partnerships with customers and you can only do that if the core products are the best available on the market.  The company has fantastic people at is core, with family values and tremendous experience, delivering the highest level of service to the end customer. Working closely with the founder Bruce Murray, we are now working to create an exciting dynamic that I am sure will reinforce the position of Murray Plant as the market leader for attachments in the UK”.

Customers wishing to contact the new Murray Plant depot at Warrington can do so on the following details:

Murray Plant & Blue Machinery Spares Ltd
Appleton Thorn Trading Estate

Telephone: 01505 322252
Email: office@murrayplanthire.co.uk