Renewable Parts completes five-fold expansion into new £1.5 million purpose-built operations centre at Westway

Date Posted: 6 Jun, 2023

Move represents substantial investment for the future growth of the Scottish renewable energy industry

Leading independent supply chain management company, Renewable Parts, has recently expanded into a new state-of-the-art operations centre located at Westway, near Glasgow Airport.

The move marks a significant step forward in the growth of the Scottish renewable energy industry.

The operations centre offers a five-fold increase in capacity compared to its existing premises, allowing Renewable Parts to scale up rapidly and meet the growing market requirements of the domestic, offshore, and international markets.

With custom-designed facilities spanning 24,000 sq. ft, the centre has been purpose-built to cater to the current and evolving needs of the wind industry. It includes 40 tonne heavy lift capability for accommodating main component storage services, making it a significant step up in Renewable Parts’ service offerings to wind farm owner/operators and independent service providers.

Located at Westway, near the University of Strathclyde and the National Manufacturing Institute of Scotland’s new premises, in the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS), the operations centre is expected to provide unique advantages to Renewable Parts in advancing its pioneering sustainable supply chain offerings to the wind industry.

With the new operations centre, the company will be able to consolidate its people, inventory, and services to a single location, simplifying logistics and enhancing efficiency.

James Barry, Chief Executive of Renewable Parts, emphasised the significance of the move, stating:

“Renewable Parts has become a significant player in the wind industry, supporting the growing fleet of assets in the UK, Europe, and more recently, the Far East and the Americas.

“We have witnessed a significant increase in our supply chain customer base, and as a result, have doubled our headcount over the past year.

“The new operations centre provides the capability to meet our customers’ needs today and in the future. It will allow us to offer a unique blend of services in a rapidly developing market.”

Chief Executive of Renfrewshire’s Chamber of Commerce, Bob Grant, said:

“We are delighted to see a company like Renewable Parts thriving in Renfrewshire, building on its growing success to introduce new skills and jobs, as well as continued investment into the communities around Westway Business Park.

“There is a maturing renewable energy industry and that will need the support of a supply chain, Renfrew is located next to major transport links, road, rail, air, and sea, making it an ideal location to support the growing needs of an important sector for the future”.

Gregor King, Canmoor’s Asset Manager at Westway added:

“The new operations centre, located in a fully refurbished building, is the next exciting stage in the ongoing evolution of Renewable Parts and is a fantastic boost for Westway.

“Renewable Parts has been based here since 2014 and it is extremely pleasing to witness the company’s positive development, currently increasing space from 5,000 sq ft to 25,000 sq ft and committing to at least 15 further years at the park.

“Our refurbishment and development programme continues apace, with the latest phase nearing completion, offering a range of unit sizes, with some already under offer.  In addition, the excellent location, close to the M8 and next door to Glasgow Airport makes Westway an ideal base for ambitious businesses. 

“We are very happy to have helped to facilitate the continued growth and expansion of Renewable Parts here at Westway.”

Renewable Parts is a major supplier of parts, consumables and remanufactured components to all major owner/operators and independent service providers within the UK’s wind energy industry.

The company has successfully delivered over 215,000 items through its supply chain over the past 18 months. Its latest move represents a substantial investment in the future growth of the sector, which Renewable Parts sees as a positive signal for the industry’s prospects.