Score (Europe) Limited has been represented in Fife since 1984 by a Specialist Testing facility at Cowdenbeath.
In response to a need to increase capacity for the storage, testing and distribution of valves worldwide, the company purchased a 4000-square metre facility at South field, Glenrothes in March 2013.
Since then, this new Global Distribution and Logistics Hub has already been kitted out and has delivered the first batch of valves. In a boost to employment in the local Fife community Score has already recruited 14 local employees.
On 19th June at an Open Day for suppliers and customers, Score Europe’s Global Distribution and Logistics Hub was of ficially opened by Charlie Stewart, Company Growth Support Director at Scottish Enterprise. Accompanied by Richard Sadler, Managing Director Score (Europe) Limited, Mr Stewart said “I am really impressed with Score Europe’s new Global Hub facility here in Glenrothes. Scottish Enterprise is delighted with the investment made here and we look forward to continuing to work with the company and seeing it grow and develop further in Fife and beyond’’.
Richard Sadler replied by saying “The board of Score Europe have the key objectives of continuous improvement and growth. Capacity issues at our headquarters at Peterhead encouraged us to look at other solutions and we chose Fife as a key location for testing and distribution of our products to our worldwide clients, while reducing our carbon footprint’’.
‘’We received an excellent reception and support from Fife Council and along with the funding from Scottish Enterprise we were able to purchase the plant in March, and all this took only three months, making it a smooth and quick process. By the end of May our first job was processed in the new facility’’.
“The Score team have made an incredible effort to turn around this new Global Hub operation from the purchase date of March 22nd. We hope to build on this newly created team and will be recruiting 10 new apprentices annually to the company in Fife, and will reach at least 30 employees over the next three years. We will also continue the Score tradition of innovation and excellence by developing engineering and process improvements for use in the wider group of companies’’.
Robin Presswood, Fife Council’s senior manager, Business & Employability, commented “In the last three years Score Europe has trebled its workforce in Fife, which is excellent news. We are delighted that the company has expanded into Glenrothes. The structure we have in place at Fife Council for inwards investors with a dedicated ‘Invest in Fife’ officer and faster planning approvals means that we can bring people together and break down barriers to make investment a smoother and quicker process’’.