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By Amanda Kennedy
Annan and Eskdale
Haulage company seek M74 corridor site

A MAJOR south west Scotland transport company say they are in the region for the long haul -- but they want to find a strategically better located site.

Since 1977 Currie European have called Dumfries their home but now, in a bid to cut travel time and costs, they are looking for a new location closer to the M74 corridor and are asking locals for their input.

Owner of Currie European, Tom Barrie, said: “Over time our head office site has become surrounded by housing and the location, 24 miles from the M74 at Gretna when travelling south and 12 miles from the M74 at Lockerbie when travelling north, is now a significant drain on company profit margins.

“In these challenging times it is important for us to run the business as efficiently as possible.”

He added: “We are now exploring opportunities to relocate to a site along the M74 corridor to deliver modern premises fit for the 21st Century and consolidate our operations.

“This move will allow us to reduce unnecessary costs through increased driver productivity and decreased fuel consumption, which will ultimately improve our service to clients.”

And now the firm are looking for people to come up with site suggestions located within the region.

Managing Director Stephen Turner, said: “We would encourage those with potential site opportunities in Dumfries and Galloway to contact us directly.

“It is an exciting time for the business, however. I’m keen to reassure our staff, clients and the community that we are committed to staying in the Dumfries and Galloway area and securing our long term sustainability in the region.

“Moving forward we will now be engaging with the local community to update them on our proposals.”

Anyone who can help is asked to contact Currie European on 01387 267333.

 

 

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